CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Charlotte was named one of the best places to live in the country, according to a U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday.

The report compares the 150 most populous metro areas in the U.S. based on affordability, quality of life, desirability, and the job market.

The complete top 10 list can be seen below:

  1. Green Bay, Wisconsin
  2. Huntsville, Alabama
  3. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
  4. Boulder, Colorado
  5. Sarasota, Florida
  6. Naples, Florida
  7. Portland, Maine
  8. Charlotte, North Carolina
  9. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  10. Fayetteville, Arkansas

Charlotte is home to many attractions, sporting events, food venues, and breweries while being within a reasonable distance of the mountains and the beach.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as a great place to live,” said Mayor Vi Lyles.

The four measures factored into the year’s rankings were weighted (in part) based on a public survey by thousands of individuals around the country to discover what qualities they considered essential when it comes to a place to live.

“The word is out that Charlotte is a great place for both businesses and families, with economic opportunity for everyone,” Lyles continued. “Thank you to all our residents who contribute to making our city truly special. We will continue our work in making Charlotte an even better place to call home.”

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