We’ve gotten used to seeing the Springs get top rankings compared to other cities. We’ve been recently listed one of the top cities for affordability, starting a business, and best place for first-time homebuyers. In the latest survey, Colorado Springs ranks #11th overall for 2017 Best Places To Live by U.S. News & World Report. The survey ranks the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life. But we ranked even higher when they asked people where they want to live, if they could go anywhere they want. That put Colorado Springs at #2 for the most desirable place to live. Right behind Honolulu.