Are you surprised? SD a top place to live in US

Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 19:17:24-05

It's not news to people who live here, but San Diego has just been named one of the top places to live in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report just issued the new rankings. San Diego is No. 16 out of 100 cities.

San Diego scored a 6.9 out of 10 based on desirability, value, the job market, quality of life and net migration.

The article says San Diego residents' lifestyles "vary depending on whether you seek a beach, urban or suburban environment. Regardless of where you live, residents do not want for things to do, ranging from outdoor activities to free museums to entertainment venues."

It also recognizes San Diego's world-class dining, professional sports and entertainment options.

Although the article is mostly positive, it doesn't forget that San Diego is not particularly affordable.

"Home prices are considerably higher than the national average and are predicted to increase," the article states.

Of course, the most notable thing San Diego has to offer -- beautiful weather.

"The city experiences a mild climate all year."

We're surprised San Diego wasn't higher on the list, but we'll take 16 out of 100.

The top five places to live:

1. Denver, CO
2. Austin, TX
3. Fayetteville, AR
4. Raleigh-Durham, NC
5. Colorado Springs, CO

You can find the full list here.