Americans are shifting their priorities when it comes to where they want to call home amid sky-high housing prices and this list proves it!
U.S. News analyzed the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the country. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market, and high quality of life.
Huntsville, Alabama, has been ranked No. 1 toppling Boulder, Colorado, which wore the crown for the past two years but now sits at No. 4.
Another Colorado city, Colorado Springs, came in at No. 2, followed by Green Bay, Wisconsin, which jumped 18 spots to No. 3 due to its affordability.
San Jose, California, took the No. 5 spot, leaping 31 spots from last year's rankings, due to its high quality of life score.
Rounding out the top ten, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, ranked No. 6 this year, followed by Fayetteville, Arkansas, at No. 7; Portland, Maine, at No. 8; Sarasota, Fla., at No. 9; and San Francisco, California, at number 10.
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