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The Queen City is having a moment. Say what you will about 2020, at least we’re weathering the storm in one of America’s most desirable places.

Charlotte keeps showing up on rankings of the best places to live. recently put us at #13 on its “2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live” list. U.S. News & World Report ranks Charlotte even higher.

Related: Charlotte And Concord Ranked Among Best Places To Live In America

The magazine analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live based on the quality of life, job market, desirability, and overall value. Charlotte is 6th on the 2020-21 list, jumping up fourteen spots from last year.

Which cities joined Charlotte in the top ten? Four of them were in Colorado:

  1. Boulder, CO
  2. Denver, CO
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Colorado Springs, CO
  5. Fort Collins, CO
  6. Charlotte, NC
  7. Des Moine, IA
  8. Fayetteville, AR
  9. Portland, OR
  10. San Francisco, CA

North Carolina showed up again at #11. You can see the complete list here.