U.S. News & World Report's Devon Thorsby conjures a top-20 list of metros that would qualify as the best places to live based on the job market and quality of life. Denver is right there at the top:

The Mile High City is a burgeoning tech hub and a popular destination for millennials looking to start their careers. Voted the fourth most desirable city in a survey of people from across the country, Denver has one of the healthiest job markets in the country and has an above-average median annual salary, which goes further than in more expensive cities like Austin, Raleigh-Durham or Seattle.

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