The cities with the highest quality of life have high scores on U.S. News’ Quality of Life Index. It assesses how satisfied residents are with their daily lives by metro area, taking into account factors such as crime, the quality and availability of health care, the quality of education, and the average commute time.

U.S. News and World Report analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

View the complete list from US News and World Report.

The following is a breakdown of Boulder‘s other rankings:

  • #4

    in Best Places to Live

  • #100

    in Best Places to Retire

  • #2

    in Best Places to Live in Colorado

  • #22

    in Most Expensive Places to Live