U.S. News & World Report creates an annual list of the country’s 100 Best Places To Live, and Denver earned a #2 ranking in 2020. Since 2015, Denver has earned a spot among the top three in the rankings – based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life, among other categories; four other Front Range cities were included in the 2020 top five. U.S. News also ranked Colorado the #10 best state to live in 2019 based on health care, education, economy and infrastructure among other things. Outside Magazine listed Denver among the top 12 places to live in 2019 based on adventure offerings. Denver also was ranked #2 in the country for most walkable cities based on proximity to work, shopping and home, according to a 2019 Smart Growth America report citing metro Denver’s investment in rail transit, which has sparked a renaissance of walkable urbanism. In a 2019 WalletHub study, Denver was ranked among the top 15 cities to live in with populations over 300,000. WalletHub also ranked Denver among “2019’s Best State Capitals to Live” due in part to its low unemployment rate and high rate of millennial newcomers.