Makes sense then why every single person in the world lives here now …

Take these types of studies with a grain of salt, however, the U.S. News & World Report released its rankings today for "Best Places to Live in the USA" — and Denver smashes every other stupid city with a spot at the very top of it.

Using things like crime rates, average rent, availability of transportation services / alternatives and a host of other things, the outlet ranks each major city with a scorecard not unlike that of what 5th graders bring home to mom and dad. 

"U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there," the site says. "Denver ranks as #1 with an overall score of 7.8 out of 10."

It also lists a few unsurprising statistics near the bottom of the report card, things like: millennials love our shit, there aren't a ton of religious zealots here, we love weed, we're hot as fuck and rent is too goddamn high (we're paraphrasing, of course).  

Denver — and Colorado in general — also "experienced one of the largest influxes of domestic migrants in the country" between 2010 and 2014. The swarm of people caused the rents and home prices to skyrocket, as a result we're now far over the average of cost of living blah blah blah we're preaching to the choir at this point.

So regardless of how everyone feels about the incredible growth and all the headaches that come along with it, we're still pretty lucky to be able to humblebrag online about living in the best city for right now — even if the title comes from a completely arbitrary and subjective study likely built to sell more houses or whatever it is these types of things try and do.

Top 10 Best Places to Live in the USA:

1. Denver, CO
2. Austin, TX
3. Fayetteville, AR
4. Raleigh-Durham, NC
5. Colorado Springs, CO
6. Boise, ID
7. Seattle, WA
8. Washington, DC
9. San Francisco, CA
10. San Jose, CA