The 10 best places to live in Colorado
This fast-growing Denver suburb is one of the most popular places to live in Colorado. Newcomers will find a particularly diverse population as well as dozens of parks and outdoor recreational spaces. Families and professionals working in and around the Denver area have a plethora of safe and beautiful neighborhoods to choose from in Aurora. AreaVibes also gives the suburb an A+ rating for its many amenities and conveniences.
Population: Aurora has an estimated population of 366,623, according to World Population Review.
Known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is one of the best places to live in the State of Colorado. The city is home to 20 craft breweries and dozens of foodie-approved restaurants. It’s also home to the University of Colorado. Newcomers will find this college town to be an especially vibrant and welcoming place to call home. AreaVibes also gives Boulder high marks for its many amenities, excellent schools and low crime rates.
Population: Boulder has an estimated population of 107,125, according to World Population Review.
3, Castle Rock
The charming town of Castle Rock offers newcomers plenty to love about living in Colorado. The city is known for its top-notch shopping and dining as well as for its many outdoor recreational opportunities and beautiful parks. AreaVibes gives the affluent town high marks for its plethora of amenities, exceptionally low crime rates and high household incomes.
Population: Castle Rock has an estimated population of 62,276, according to World Population Review
4, Colorado Springs
The second most populous city in Colorado is the stunningly beautiful Colorado Springs. The city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials and families – thanks to its reasonably priced neighborhoods, low cost of living and beautiful outdoor parks. AreaVibes also gives the city high marks for its A+ amenities and affordable homes.
Population: Colorado Springs has an estimated population of 464,474, according to World Population Review.
The Mile High City of Denver is one of the most popular places to live in the country. The city’s 300+ days of sunshine a year, abundance of recreational opportunities and close proximity to the Rocky Mountains attract hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts every year. AreaVibes also gives the progressive and vibrant city high marks for its easy access to a wide number of amenities.
Population: Denver has an estimated population of 704,621, according to World Population Review.
Looking for a scenic college town with plenty of fun things to see and do? You’ll find it in the lively town of Fort Collins. Home to Colorado State University, the city is a mecca for college students and young professionals. It’s also home to a number of high-tech companies, tasty breweries and entertainment options. AreaVibes gives Fort Collins an A+ rating for its convenient amenities and high marks for its low crime rates.
Population: Fort Collins has an estimated population of 165,080, according to World Population Review.
Lakewood’s close proximity to booming Denver and easy access to the Rocky Mountains make it an especially convenient place to live. The city’s top-notch schools, dining options and job opportunities also attract a diverse assortment of residents. AreaVibes gives Lakewood high marks for its many amenities and low unemployment rate.
Population: Lakewood has an estimated population of 154,958, according to World Population Review.
This Denver suburb offers families all the conveniences and amenities of big city living in a small, safe setting. Louisville is one of the best places in the country for parents of school-age children. Public schools are highly rated, parks are plentiful and entertainment options are first-rate. AreaVibes gives the suburb high marks for its many amenities, low crime rates, high household incomes and excellent schools.
Population: Louisville has an estimated population of 21,128, according to World Population Review.
Looking for a particularly affordable place to live? You’ll find plenty of well-priced homes in the Pueblo area. Residents of this Colorado city enjoy an exceptionally low cost of living while also benefiting from convenient amenities, beautiful weather and an abundance of recreational opportunities. AreaVibes also gives the city high marks for its many amenities and low cost of living.
Population: Pueblo has estimated population of 111,127, according to World Population Review.
Those looking to live the resort life year-round will love living in Vail, CO. Though the skiing hot spot is an expensive place to live, it’s also one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities to call home in Colorado. Residents enjoy every type of activity imaginable as well as a number of top dining destinations and a particularly fun music scene. AreaVibes gives Vail high marks for its convenient amenities and high household incomes.