Colorado Springs ties for #1 most desirable place to live

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs is ranked number 1 in U.S. News and World Report's "Most Desirable Places to Live" list for 2019. It's the second year in a row that the city has achieved a top-tier ranking.

The Springs is part of a 4-way tie for first place along with San Francisco, Portland, and Honolulu. Denver came in the number 10 spot.

According to its website, U.S. News conducts a survey asking people throughout the country where they would live if they could. The magazine pointed out the easy access locals have to the mountains for outdoor recreation, including hiking and skiing, as well as proximity to shopping in the Denver area. The magazine also factors in things like affordability, job market, and population growth.

Colorado Springs recently came in third in U.S. News' "Best Places to Live" survey.