Pacific Northwest – Represent!  Seattle and Boise are both on a new list of the Top Fifteen best places to live, but the best of the best is deep in the heart of Texas.

A new study by the U.S. World and News Report ranks Austin, Texas, as the best American city in which to live.   The measures by which 100 cities were judged include good value, desirability, strong job market and a high quality of life.

The top-15:
15. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
14. Charlotte, NC
13. Nashville, TN
12. Boise, ID
11. Colorado Springs, CO
10. Salt Lake City, UT
9. Des Moines, IA
8. Boston, MA
7. Raleigh-Durham, NC
6. Seattle, WA
5. Fayetteville, Arkansas
4. Washington, D.C.
3. San Jose, California
2. Denver, Colorado
1. Austin, Texas

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