Job growth drives the housing market, and growth in our region will continue to hum, according to the Forbes 2016 annual Best U.S. Cities for Job Growth report. The publication ranked our region (Denver-Aurora-Lakewood) #7 overall, driven largely by expected growth in the tech sector. The "twin capitals" of the tech industry took the top spots, with San Francisco at number one, and nearby Santa Clara-San Jose at number two. But the high cost of housing in both metros have some companies there seeking more affordable locations. Denver-metro housing prices may seem high, but our prices are considerably less than the California metros and some others in the top 10.
Forbes 2016 Top 10 U.S. Cities for Jobs
Using employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2004 through 2015, Forbes rankings are based on recent, mid-term and long-term growth trends.