Is Seattle good? Is it bad? The rankings and ratings are all over the place these days. With that in mind, things might just be looking up for us. U.S. News just ranked Seattle as one of the best places to live in the US. Let’s check it out.

The new ranking looked at the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. In order to make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be desirable, have a strong job market, and a high quality of life. Let’s see where Seattle sits.

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The top ten best places to live in the US are as follows.

1. Huntsville, AL
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. Green Bay, WI
4. Boulder, CO
5. San Jose, CA
6. Raleigh & Durham, NC
7. Fayetteville, AR
8. Portland, ME
9. Sarasota, FL
10. San Francisco, CA

While Seattle doesn’t rank in the top ten, we are in the top fifty. Our green city ranked at number 36 which isn’t too shabby. Seattle has an overall score of 6.4, a quality of life rating of 6.6, and an overall “value” of 5.4.

If you’re wondering the top ten lowest-ranking places are as follows.

150. San Juan, PR
149. Stockton, CA
148. Visalia, CA
147. Bakersfield, CA
146. Modesto, CA
145. Memphis, TN
144. Salinas, CA
143. Fayetteville, NC
142. Vallejo & Fairfield, CA
141. Fresno, CA
140. Shreveport, LA

You can read the full report on U.S. News website.