Colorado cities took 4 of the highest 5 spots within the U.S. Information and World Report itemizing of the Finest Locations to Dwell within the nation in 2020-2021.
Boulder took the highest spot within the annual checklist, with Denver coming in second place, and Colorado Springs and Fort Collins taking the fourth and fifth spots respectively, in line with the rankings.
The publication analyzed the “150 most populous metro areas to seek out the perfect locations to stay,” in line with survey authors. “To make the highest of the checklist, a spot needed to have good worth, be a fascinating place to stay, have a robust job market and a top quality of life.”
As for No. 1 Boulder: “This blissed-out enclave attracts younger professionals, households, teachers, scientists, transplants from each coasts, outdated guards who insist it was approach cooler within the 1970s and, above all, lovers of out of doors recreation,” in line with Katy Marquardt, who wrote town’s profile and is described as a “native knowledgeable.”
Boulder obtained a 7.Eight general rating out of a most rating of 10. The town additionally obtained an 8.three quality-of-life rating.
“The town of Boulder is honored to be acknowledged as the perfect place to stay within the US,” Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver stated when requested in regards to the accolade. “Contemplating the opposite cities on the checklist, all of that are thriving and delightful, we’re glad to be of their firm. We’re happy with the folks in our group and their ardour for nature, arts, science and entrepreneurship. It is a very significant recognition for us.”
At No. 2, Denver is famous for its “easygoing crowd of formidable, progressive-minded health fanatics and nature lovers who’re wanting to push the envelope on every little thing from civil rights to drug legal guidelines,” writes Katie Hearsum.
Denver has an general rating of seven.4, in line with the survey.
“I’m thrilled however I’m not stunned,” stated Kelly Moye, a Colorado Affiliation of Realtors spokeswoman who’s a realtor concentrating on the Boulder and Denver markets.
With extra folks working from residence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado actual property market is “on fireplace,” Moye stated.
“What persons are beginning to see is that high quality of life is extraordinarily vital,” Moye stated. “In case you can work remotely, why not transfer right here?”
Moye cites colleges, open areas, job alternatives and the financial system as driving forces for Colorado. She believes the rankings are a mirrored image of each time and place.
“Realtors, we’re slammed proper now,” Moye stated. “We have now extra consumers than we all know what do with — (due to) the demand to stay right here — that’s what this story is selecting up on.”
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