Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

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As you might have guessed from posts like 2010's "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States," we think there's no place better than the Mile High City. And it turns out that the folks at The Delicious Day agree.

The site's post declaring Denver to be the best city in the U.S. lists eighteen reasons why. We've photo-illustrated the complete list.

Count it down below, and click here to read The Delicious Day item.

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Number 18: "25 days of sun a month (or 300 days of sun a year) (or more sun than San Diego or Miami)."

Note: We've debunked this theory as a myth several times, but nothing seems to kill it.

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Number 17: "The highest percentage of high school and college graduates in the country."

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Number 16: "Legalized marijuana."

Continue to keep counting down The Delicious Day's eighteen reasons why Denver is the best city in the U.S.



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Carla Huston
Carla Huston

One big concern is the air quality. Denver was ranked among the top 5 WORST places to live for air quality.

Jeremy Jmdg
Jeremy Jmdg

It's nice but NYC and Seattle are better.

Dani P Garza
Dani P Garza

Coming from a Native Texan that lived in Denver for 10 yrs and graduating from one of the universities here, I sure do miss this place. The only reason why I moved away is because I got a job in Texas that I couldn't refuse and paid more than any place around here. Denver is the best city in the US followed by Austin. What gives Denver a better score in my book is the access to the mountains, professional sports, and the weather. Hands down beats Austin on those merits alone.

Jay Cliche
Jay Cliche

Nope, I don't and hope to get out soon. It's ok though (second gen native talking...and no offense to those who love it)

Daniel Shalik
Daniel Shalik

I agree Denver is the Best City in the country.

Lauren L T Taylor
Lauren L T Taylor

and gentrification doesn't equal segregation?! lol do you know what gentrification means???

Erika Burian
Erika Burian

segregated?! seriously! it's way more gentrified than a lot of areas

timbawoof
timbawoof

I would have switched #1 and 16.....

Jon Kawashima
Jon Kawashima

Stop moving here assholes!!!! And the rest can move the fuck back!

Steve Potts
Steve Potts

When I came here 40 years ago I used to tell people this was God's Country. Friendly people sunny skies seasons not too harsh. But over time I stopped telling people to come because too many came! I still love the state. Lots of different things to do but so many people have moved to Colorado bringing bad attitudes and bad habits taking away some of the things that made this great 20-25 years ago.

Lauren L T Taylor
Lauren L T Taylor

ummm i take offense to the southerners comment. that is pretty rude.

Alden Condict
Alden Condict

It's all true but the state needs to step it up a notch and get full marriage equality and while Denver has a sizeable LGBT community the services offered for the population are not very diverse. It is mostly social groups with a therapy based angle and that makes it hard to make friends. My partner and I are a better fit where we are now, Seattle where these striving goals are met nicely.

Alisa Fielding
Alisa Fielding

Affordable housing and job opportunities are great in Denver, but I wouldn't call it the best city. People are not very nice or friendly, and so much sun in a super dry climate with no ocean is not a positive, in my opinion. Mountains are beautiful, but I am 100% an ocean girl;-) If only living by the ocean was affordable:-)

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

Have another toque, Bradford Posh Ashington. You have likely never had lumber figure otherwise in your livelihood. Yawn!

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

SF still reeks of urine and feces despite it being way more gentrified than Denver. As for Chicagoland.....well......

Tabitha Livengood
Tabitha Livengood

No worries I'm just waiting on my check from someone else insurance so I can go buy me a new car then I'm out for sure.

Natalie Aubele
Natalie Aubele

Pollution?! clearly you've never been to Chicago! Haha

Jillian Bridges
Jillian Bridges

Love Colorado!!!! Moving back in two months after spending a HELLISH winter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hate it here....can't wait to get back to Mile High!

Zack Wojeck
Zack Wojeck

you did not talk to me last night why again again again again did you watch the game i did tweet me every day know body else

Randy Montano
Randy Montano

best community city in the U.S.well no that's jersey we're #2! I've lived here since birth and it gets worse every year, I'm dippin!

Shirley Fraser Todd
Shirley Fraser Todd

It sucks to live here. Rents are too high. We have terrible storms and tornados. Just go to CA. Or if you live there stay there.

Carrie Spyra
Carrie Spyra

Zach Carsel im stuck right now in Shitzburgh (pgh) pa until then end of the year. I'd love to trade ya places and get back home buddy :)

Carrie Spyra
Carrie Spyra

Tabitha Livengood feel free to go at any time. No one is forcing you to stay :)

Zach Surinam
Zach Surinam

They conveniently fail to mention a strong KKK presence and the only city in the US with a resurgence of leprosy. Pollution is out of control and the people are all really hateful.

Jan Lechner
Jan Lechner

Those are the 18 reasons that Montana is way better !

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

#16 will fix #15. It's now nothing but the worlds biggest trailer park.

Will Hansen
Will Hansen

Colorado is horrible no one should come here....really stay where you are

Lauren L T Taylor
Lauren L T Taylor

how about we talk about how segregated this city is or how high the rent is? i loved it here when i moved three years ago but it looks less and less appealing the longer i live here. lookin' for my next adventure!

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