U.S. News & World Report releases an annual list of the country’s 100 Best Places To Live, and Denver has held a spot in the top 15 for the past five years – based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life, among other categories. U.S. News also ranked Colorado the No. 16 best state to live in 2021 based on health care, education, economy and infrastructure as well as other advantages. For the first time, Denver was included in the top ten (#8) of AFAR’s “Best Cities in the United States” list in 2021, based on an annual ranking by Resonance, a consultancy group in real estate, tourism and economic development. SmartAsset ranked The Mile High City in their top 10 “Best Places for Outdoor Enthusiasts to Live and Work” in 2020, citing its nearby parkland, open space capacity and recreation economy, as well as air quality, number of commuters who bike to work and more.