Photos: The ten most livable U.S. cities -- and where Boulder ranks
If Boulder was a person rather than a place, he or she would be getting a swelled head about now.
Big photos below.
What a shock!
How close? Count down the top ten below, complete with photos, plus text and a data breakdown from Livability.com.
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The band R.E.M. sang, "Don't go back to Rockville," but the smart residents never left this Best Place to Live in the first place. The surrounding public sector jobs keep the economy on an even keel and attracts high-skilled, highly paid residents who enjoy the small-town life while often working in nearby Silver Spring, Baltimore and Washington D.C.Number 9:
Social and Civic Capital: 76
The dry heat in Reno isn't as hot as other parts of the state, and the Sierra Nevada mountains are just waiting to be climbed. Quick commutes, natural amenities, culture and casinos make Reno a great place to live. The affordable and plentiful hotels can accommodate visitors who want to visit this great city.Continue to keep counting down the ten most livable U.S. cities, including Boulder.
Social and Civic Capital: 51