When was the last time you read an article with the words “affordable” and “Denver” in the same headline?

Real Estate site MoVoto ranked the 10 most affordable (relatively) suburbs in the Denver metro area.

The most affordable? Commerce City, which had a median household value of $187,800.

Thornton came in at No. 2, followed by Westminster, Northglenn and Aurora, where the median home value was $176,500 and the median household income was $50,987.

Centennial, which was recently touted as one of the safest cities in the country, came in at No. 6. Arvada, Broomfield, Lakewood and Erie rounded out the rest of the top 10.

MoVoto’s criteria for ranking the suburbs included cost of living, median home value, percentage of income spent on rent and the “affordability ratio,” or median home value divided by the median household income.

You can see their full list here: http://bit.ly/22pz3Vn

9NEWS reporter Victoria Sanchez is taking a closer look at real estate in the Denver area for 9NEWS at 9 and 10.