Huntsville, Alabama, also known as the ‘Rocket City’, continues to draw attention as a wonderful place to live. According to the latest U.S. News and World Report, it’s the No. 1 Best Place to Live in 2022-2023.
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, recently unveiled the 2022-2023 Best Places to Live in the United States. The new list ranks the country’s 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on affordability, desirability and quality of life.
Huntsville came out on top, knocking out Boulder, Colorado from the No. 1 spot due to strong housing affordability and high quality of life. Colorado Springs, Colorado comes in at No. 2, followed by Green Bay, Wisconsin at No. 3.
Curious to know were other Alabama cities rank?
no. 71 Birmingham, Alabama
no. 125 Montgomery, Alabama
no. 130 mobile, Alabama
U.S. News determined the 2022-2023 Best Places to Live based on methodology that factored in the job market, value, quality of life, desirability and net migration ratings. They were determined in part using a public survey of thousands of individuals throughout the U.S. to find out what qualities they consider important in a place to live. The methodology also factors in data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, Sharecare (Nasdaq: SHCR), the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. News rankings of the Best High Schools and Best Hospitals.
Best Places to Live is part of U.S. News’ expanding Real Estate division, which helps individuals determine the best places to live and retire as well as better understand the housing market, including determining your home value, working with an agent, and buying and selling a home.
2022-2023 U.S. News Best Places to Live – Top 10
*See the full rankings here.