Lsville Runner Up

24 best places to live and work:

 Runner-up:   Louisville, Co;  Best ‘burb

This Denver suburb regularly scores high on Best Places lists because of its schools, historic downtown, and 1,800 acres of open space. What’s new is an influx of restaurants (like farm-fresh Empire Lounge) that, say Louisville fans, rival the best in nearby Boulder. Cons? You mostly need a car to get around.

Population: 19,074

Median home price: $396,000

Great schools score: 9 out of 10