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Best Places To Live In Colorado 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Superior, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,928
  • I enjoyed the great scenic mountainscapes while living in Superior Colorado. The city is situated in Boulder County. Superior is close to Boulder Colorado. The scenic community has excellent education…[read more]
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  • Louisville, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,972
  • I really loved living in Louisville, Colorado. With virtually no crime, this is one of the safest small cities in Colorado. With a population of approximately twenty-thousand, this is an ideal community…[read more]
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  • Parker, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,442
  • I lived in Parker City, Colorado, and my childhood couldn't have been happier. I remember there being many activities for those who loved the outdoors. My family would always go walking through the…[read more]
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  • Highlands Ranch, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,596
  • I have lived in Highlands Ranch since 2005, and I moved to the community to raise my son as a single mother. It is much safer than most cities around Denver. Beware, the average income level for people…[read more]
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  • Cherry Creek, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,053
  • Located just outside downtown Denver at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Cherry Creek, Colorado is an affluent suburb boasting a wide array of cultural activities and family-friendly fun. I love…[read more]
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  • Dove Valley, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,358
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  • Centennial, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 107,862
  • I have lived in nearly a dozen cities around the US and Centennial, CO is one of those cities that I miss. Most of the cities that I have spent my time in were amazing but, this city stands out among…[read more]
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  • Erie, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,801
  • Living in Erie Colorado was an amazing experience. My family and I lived there for over 5 years. We enjoyed the transparent sense of security and safety that the town provided. The weather there can be…[read more]
81
  • Woodmoor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,587
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  • Cherry Hills Village, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,414
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  • Evergreen, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,580
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  • Windsor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,154
  • Windsor, Colorado is a small town most people haven’t even heard of. However, this small town has a lot to offer. I have lived in a lot of different places and Windsor is by far one of my favorites. The…[read more]
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  • Gleneagle, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,583
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  • Lafayette, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,053
  • Lafayette is a beautiful town in Colorado, northeast of Superior. When you get up towards the Rocky Mountains there are truly some of the most breath-taking towns and the sunsets are worth more than a…[read more]
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  • Firestone, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,709
  • Living in Firestone Colorado has been an awesome change in my life! I have lived in Denver Colorado most of my life and wanted to move but stay here in Colorado. Everyone seems so friendly and I feel…[read more]
77
  • Salida, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,430
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  • Monument, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,346
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  • Arvada, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 113,532
  • My wife and I stopped in Arvada Colorado last year, and had the opportunity to spend a little time there. Arvada is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Be sure to plan on being there…[read more]
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  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,336
  • I grew up in Steamboat Springs, CO. It is a FANTASTIC place to raise a family, and I will always be so grateful that my parents chose to move our family there from Denver, CO when I was 6 years old. My…[read more]
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  • Loveland, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,360
  • We have lived here for years. After living in other CO towns as well as coast to coast this town has disappointed us. There is very little sense of community and schools are not great by national means.…[read more]
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  • Estes Park, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
  • I have been to Estes Park more than I have been to my birthplace (La Jolla, San Diego) in my entire lifetime and I have to say that I much prefer Estes Park over La Jolla just because hiking in the…[read more]
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  • Littleton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,072
  • I lived in Littleton for 4 years. Colorado native. We moved 2 years ago due to overcrowding. The biggest things affected are traffic (horrendous 7 days a week), housing inventory and prices (massively…[read more]
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  • Stonegate, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,478
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  • Ken Caryl, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,883
  • Ken Caryl, CO is a rather unique community that is a suburb of Denver. I had one of my first apartments here after graduating college and getting one of my first jobs in the area. There are definitely…[read more]
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  • Lone Tree, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,808
  • Living in Lone Tree, Colorado is a little bit of Heaven to say the very least. I have been living in Lone Tree, one of the best areas in the whole country in my humble opinion, for just about 30 years…[read more]
75
  • Golden, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,268
  • You would be hard-pressed to find a more scenic place to live than Golden, Colorado. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Golden is an amazing place to live for people of all ages. I love…[read more]
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  • Edwards, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,231
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  • Columbine, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,281
  • Columbine Colorado is a small town in the big state of Colorado. It has been made famous from it's high school when the Columbine Shooting happened in 1999. Unfortunately, this is how people view and the…[read more]
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  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,044
  • Living in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is the only place I want to be. With over 30,000 people going out to restaurants, parks, bars, and shopping areas never gets boring. I love meeting new people everyday and…[read more]
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  • Castle Rock, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,789
  • The powerful in Castle Rock seem to do nothing to stop the out of control growth. It seems that they actually encourage it. I moved here thinking I was getting a small town with lost of green space, but…[read more]
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  • Federal Heights, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,173
  • Federal Heights is a large industrial city within Adams County. The amazing community feel is one of the reasons I love it here! The other advantage is the job growth, due to the rise in jobs about 2%…[read more]
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  • Frederick, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,791
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick, Colorado is the quintessential Front Range town. I love living in Frederick because of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it…[read more]
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  • Fort Collins, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 157,251
  • If I had a time machine, maybe things would be different. We've lived in Fort Collins for 5 years now. Everything there is to do here is done. Rent, home prices and the cost of living are skyrocketing.…[read more]
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  • Broomfield, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,449
  • Broomfield is called what it is because Mayberry was already taken... Great city that is only going to get better. I am not a fan of suburbia but if you are going to live in it, Broomfield is as good…[read more]
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  • Evans, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,767
  • Evans Colorado is the greatest small town city close to the large cities in Colorado. This city is a great place to lodge when visiting the state and it holds a high sense of community. Although there…[read more]
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  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,208
  • I experienced an above par lifestyle while living in Greenwood Village Colorado. The city is situated in Arapahoe County. Greenwood Village is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Colorado Metropolitan…[read more]
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  • Westminster, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 111,770
  • In order to tell you how I feel about Westminster, CO, allow me to first tell you how my visit came to be. While stationed at Fort Huachuca Arizona I became interested in butterflies. After retiring…[read more]
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  • Dakota Ridge, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,133
  • Living in Dakota Ridge, Colorado is simply wonderful. There are plenty of great areas to see, but the best areas in Dakota Ridge, Colorado are found just outside your door with wonderful views of…[read more]
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  • Gunbarrel, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,559
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  • Applewood, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,976
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  • Manitou Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
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  • Fort Lupton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,814
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  • Fairmount, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,484
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  • Milliken, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
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  • Johnstown, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,379
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Johnstown, Colorado combines the charm of small-town living with the convenience of being just minutes from a major metropolitan area. I love…[read more]
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  • Berthoud, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,766
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  • Fort Morgan, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,346
  • I like walking my dog at Glen Miller Park while living in Fort Morgan. This town has a lot of heart and warmth. The community is helpful in this city. The crime rate in Fort Morgan is very low. You will…[read more]
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  • Northglenn, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,128
  • Northglenn: The Fun Doesn’t Stop Northglenn is an exciting place to live! As any city there is the good and the bad. Northglenn has tried to maintain the nicer end of living, which mostly has been…[read more]
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  • Stratmoor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,821
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  • Air Force Academy, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,957

Colorado: Something for Everyone

Whether you want the excitement of the big city or the peace and quiet of rural life, whether you want to enjoy the outdoors or peruse a museum, Colorado has something for everyone. The population of Colorado is consistently on the rise with good reason. The state has a great economy, low tax rate, and high quality of life. Regardless of why you are moving there, once you're a Coloradan, you'll be happy to call it home.

Colorado is the 8th largest state by size in the country, and with 5.5 million residents, it has the 21st largest population. The majority of the population lives in the eastern side of the state, with the larger cities located along the I-25 corridor. Denver is the state capital and largest city with over two million people in the metro area, which includes Aurora. Colorado Springs is the second largest city with nearly half a million people. If you are looking for big city life, those are some of the best places to live in Colorado.

While the east of the Continental Divide has metropolitan centers and more industry and business centers, the western side of Colorado is known for the natural parks and ski resorts. Grand Junction is largest city west of the Continental Divide. If you are seeking outdoor living with close proximity to great skiing and snowboarding along with picturesque scenery, the best places in Colorado to live are Aspen, Telluride, and Glenwood Springs.

The cost of living in Colorado varies depending on where you live, but overall, the cost of living is higher than the national average. This is primarily due to housing prices in the metropolitan and resort areas. However, the average utility and gas prices are lower than the national average, while healthcare, transportation, and food prices are average. The median income is significantly higher than national average which offsets the cost of living. The best places to live for affordability in Colorado include Greeley and Fort Collins, both are in the northeast part of the state and only a little over an hour outside of Denver.

Recreation of all types can be found in Colorado. Whether you like basketball, football, baseball, or soccer, professional teams are all represented here, and there are also great college teams. If you'd rather play than watch, Colorado residents are some of the most active in the nation, with camping or hiking at Pike's Peak or one of the many state parks is a popular attraction. Other popular attractions include the Dinosaur National Monument, the Rainbow Arch, and Dotsero Crater. Art museums, history museums, festivals, and the performing arts are also well-represented in Colorado.

The climate and weather of Colorado varies across the state and day to day. Due to the desert areas, grasslands, mountains, and foothills, there isn't one consistent climate. However, the flatter lands tend to have hot, dry summers and dry, cold winters. The more mountainous regions receive more snow and have cooler temperatures on average, but the state as a whole is fairly arid and dry.

With its high quality of living, beautiful scenery, and lively metropolitan areas, Colorado has something for everyone. We can help you find the best places to live in Colorado depending on your needs and wants. Customize your search based on population, budget, amenities, or radius and you can find the best place in Colorado to make your home!