If you look at a map of Colorado cities, you'll notice four large national parks, making up 37% of the state's total area. It's no wonder that Colorado cities are a popular travel and relocation destination. With the Rockies going right down the middle of the state, Colorado offers to its residents incredible scenes with mountain vistas, pristine lakes, rushing rivers, and plains inhabited by bison. Colorado is the highest state in the Union; all of the land in Colorado is over 3,000 feet in elevation. As a result, one of the most popular attractions in Colorado are the numerous ski areas. The Colorado Rockies are covered in snow year round, and so, summers offer at least some slushy skiing at a few of the resorts in Colorado.
Also as a result of the mountains, cities in Colorado are often hit with extreme weather. Severe thunderstorms happen frequently, and along with the storms comes more hail and lightning than in other parts of the nation. The eastern plains produce some of the deadliest tornadoes in the United States. The state's economy, however, is good, and is also very diversified. If you look at a map of Colordado cities, you'll notice that Denver and surrounding cities are located in the financial center, and the state also has a high concentration of jobs in scientific research and technology. Other industries in Colorado include tourism, mining and food processing.
For the most part, most cities in Colorado are fairly safe. The overall crime rate is close to the National average, but some cities fall far above or below the average. The cost of living in Colorado is slightly above average, with housing being the most expensive expenditure.