Three Colorado Cities Make Money Magazines Top Places To Live List

Dated: 09/28/2016

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Image titleMoney Magazine recently published its annual “Best Places to Live” report and three Colorado Cities made the cut: Highlands Ranch, Centennial and Broomfield, which came in at number 6, 13 and 25 respectively. Among other things, residents in these areas enjoy low crime rates, top-notch schools and low unemployment rates.


To compile its report, Money Magazine starts with all U.S. towns and cities with populations of between 50,000 to 300,000. It then analyzed cities based on a number of factors, including:


  • Predicted job growth.

  • Crime rates.

  • Ethnic diversity.

  • Home values.

  • Economic performance/tax rates.

  • Median household incomes.

  • Accessibility to health care, culture, strong public schools and sports.

  • Resident interviews (conducted by Money Magazine reporters).


Highlands Ranch (ranked #6 nationally) was noted for its exceptionally low crime rates, high-ranking schools and plentiful jobs. The report also touched on the fact that Charles Schwab located its Denver-area offices nearby, as well as the planned, $315 million hospital being built by UCHealth.


With a population of 107,569, Centennial (#13) ranked especially high because of its job market. Money Magazine called out the numerous companies that reside there, including major Comcast operations, United Launch Alliance and Innovation Pavilion, the 80,000-square-foot startup incubator that provides co-working space for entrepreneurs.


As for Broomfield (#25 nationally), Money Magazine called the Denver a great place to find that work/life balance because of its proximity to the mountains, more than 8,000 acres of open space and 281 miles of trail, as well as its rapidly growing job market.


Are you on the hunt for housing in any of these exciting areas? Give Metrowest a shout – our experienced pros would love to show you around!

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