DENVER (CBS4) – Denver and Colorado Springs swapped positions this year in the annual list of best places to live. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the 25 Best Places to Live for 2019.

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Colorado Springs dropped to third, and Denver is ranked as the second best place to live in America.

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John Suthers, the mayor of Colorado Springs, tweeted about the designation, saying “We’re very proud to be in the top three.”

Austin, Texas, was ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row.

The results are based on a public survey of thousands of people. The report relies in part on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the FBI.

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The top 10 cities this year are:

  1. Austin
  2. Denver
  3. Colorado Springs
  4. Fayetteville, Arkansas
  5. Des Moines, Iowa
  6. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  7. San Francisco
  8. Portland
  9. Seattle
  10. Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina