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Photos: Movoto's ten best American cities for 2013 -- and where Denver lands

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Big photos below.
Our friends at Movoto have shared their list of the ten best American cities for 2013, and given that the site came up with the top thirty reasons for moving to Denver just a few months back, it's no surprise that the Mile High City made the cut.

But where did it land?

We've got all the answers, along with photos, graphics showing where each city placed in a slew of other lists from throughout the year, and Movoto-penned excerpts from each item. Check them out below.

Note: The data used to compile this list was derived from posts on the following topics: Worst Dressed Cities (using the "losers" from this ranking); Nerdiest Cities; Most Exciting Cities; Most Family Friendly Cities; Most Unhealthy Cities (using the "losers" again); Smartest Cities; Most Saintly Cities; Hardest Working Cities; Most Steampunk Cities (remember the "go awesome" part?); Funniest Cities; Worst Cities for Food Lovers (yep, the "losers" of this one, too); Preppiest Cities; Best Cities for Meat Lovers; Best Cities for Movie Lovers; Best Cities for Home Buyers
Number 10: Las Vegas, Nevada
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"We're not sure what's more surprising about Sin City -- that it wasn't the least saintly city in our top 50 (it was 44th) or what it was only the 30th Most Exciting (Oakland, CA, which didn't make out top 10, placed first for that)...."

Number 9: Miami, Florida

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"It might not be very family friendly (45th) or saintly (46th), but boy if Miami doesn't look good. The Florida metro's highest rank was in Best Dressed, where it placed third overall, but it got high marks for Meat Lovers (fourth) and Smartest (fifth) too...."

Continue to keep counting down Movoto's ten best American cities for 2013.


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WashParker
WashParker

wtf is it with people in CO? I moved here 4 years ago and love Denver UNTIL people bring this subject up and everyone starts getting sandy vaginas about anyone born anywhere else living here. My home state has been experiencing massive in-migration from other states on a much larger scale than CO for decades but not nearly as many people bitch through the roof about it. (HINT: It's on this list ahead of CO) You people are stuck up as hell when it comes to being from CO or not.

Joshua Pərəz
Joshua Pərəz

IDK the late 90's were pretty grate there as well.

Chris Heller
Chris Heller

Yes I would. Contrary to popular belief, growth only benefits a few at the expense of the many while decreasing the quality of life. I've lived in this state a long time and the people just now getting here or the ones that moved here after about 1990, have no idea what they've missed and that is probably just as well.

Jordan Nicole Montoya
Jordan Nicole Montoya

There were six cities ahead of Denver so won't people move to those places first?

Mark J. Pastika
Mark J. Pastika

Quit telling hookinlipper's illegal scum that they are welcome here!!!!!!!!

Don Finley
Don Finley

Sure, 40 years ago though... before the libtards moved here.

June Rodgers
June Rodgers

Dan you must be a conservative if you think Colorado is sliding down hill. I recommend you move to Texas or anywhere else in the bible belt and leave Colorado to the progressives who want us out of the dark ages and not go back to them.

June Rodgers
June Rodgers

Denver is the 4th worst city in the US for human trafficking of teenagers

Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Colorado,is sliding downhill so rapidly, May be leaving when I retire

Rae Griffen
Rae Griffen

which city was voted most steampunk and how can i avoid it

Carbón DeCeti
Carbón DeCeti

Quit enticing people to move here. It increases the demand for property

Den Clinics
Den Clinics

the fact that it can be 65 degrees in December......and thus I can golf and/or sun bathe....

Alex Sasha Bachayev
Alex Sasha Bachayev

Atlanta is a BIG no skill compare to DENVER, humid climate alone in Atlanta sucks big balls

J. Todd Ford
J. Todd Ford

As someone who grew up in Atlanta and is now happily residing in Denver, ranking the ATL above Denver proves the writers of this article are totally clueless!! Atlanta isn't half as good a city as Denver!!

Sean Pazier
Sean Pazier

Ha Ha! You got me Sterling Meeks! We are not as full as Jakarta or Mexico City either. :)

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

No, it is not "full." Population densities of the following: - Phoenix, AZ: 2,797.8/sq mi - Houston, TX: 3,623/sq mi - CITY/COUNTY of DENVER: 4,044/sq mi - Las Vegas: 4,298.1/sq mi - Los Angeles: 8,225/sq mi - Chicago: 11,864.4/sq mi - New York City (Manhattan): 70,517.9/sq mi As you can see, Denver is only slightly more "crowded" than the giant cesspool that is Houston -- not exactly a city known for being "filled to capacity." Even VEGAS beats Denver in the density department (with Hell A being double that). Let's not forget that if "everyone staid where they currently reside" and assuming that current population trends for each of these cities/CDPs were to remain unchanged, then the majority of them will "reach capacity" at some point in the future, so then what? It is not only economic necessary for populations to shuffle around but it is simply human nature to migrate. Clearly, you failed miserably in both math and in rudimentary modern logic. You, sir, are a fucking idiot.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

No...it's not. Clearly, however, you are full of shit.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Density of the City/County of Denver: 4,044/sq mi Houston, TX: 3,623/sq mi Las Vegas: 4,298.1/sq mi Los Angeles: 8,225/sq mi New York City (Manhattan): 70,517.9/sq mi As you can see, Denver is only slightly more "crowded" than the giant cesspool that is Houston -- not exactly a city known for being "filled to capacity." Even VEGAS beats Denver in the density department (with Hell A being double that). Stop. Fucking. Whining. DWEEB!

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

Bad news Richard, we were saying that back in the 1970's

Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson

That the cops are so nice and helpful and never beat folks out of ignorance or bigotry. And the mountains, the mountains are pretty.

Jessica Moore
Jessica Moore

The scenery! Despise the traffic though, people drive like idiots everywhere but this town attracts a certain breed of stupid drivers lol

Tee Tay
Tee Tay

DENVER'S FULL!!! stop putting us on lists!!!!

JD Edwards
JD Edwards

You know what I love about living in Denver? Not living in Denver.

Ed Haas
Ed Haas

Music, beer, and weed. If you really like any of these, Denver is for you.

Ian Alan
Ian Alan

Da'Andre Mack bdays friday u off?

Dottie Stowe
Dottie Stowe

Sunny days, bike paths to breweries close mountains great art and music scene

Richard Thiem
Richard Thiem

The city is at capacity; please move to LA or Vegas.

Matt Leising
Matt Leising

Nothing to see here people! Move along move along! Unpack those bags and keep your jobs!

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

All great reasons, Dottie. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Amen, Helen. Thanks for posting.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Hilarious post, Richard. We're going to feature it in an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Love the post, Matt. Thanks.

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