The 10 Best US Cities to Call Home There are some surprises By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Mar 2, 2016 6:55 PM CST 25 comments Comments Stock photo (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Looking for a fresh start somewhere? US News & World Report just released its first list of the best places to live in America. The publication used data from the US Census Bureau, FBI, and more; its own rankings of high schools and hospitals; and a survey of thousands of US residents to rank the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the US. "Top-ranked areas not only have steady job markets, but they also have attributes that contribute to a high quality of life—affordability, low crime rates, shorter commute times, and quality health care," a US News product manager says. Here are America's 10 best cities to live in: Denver, Colo. Austin, Texas Fayetteville, Ark. Raleigh-Durham, NC Colorado Springs, Colo. Boise, Idaho Seattle, Wash. Washington, DC San Francisco, Calif. San Jose, Calif. See the full list here.