If you live in Colorado, chances are that you already know that our state is pretty awesome. So do many other people that live outside of the state of Colorado too as you have seen an influx of new residents over the years.

There is a reason why you see so many people from out of state moving to Colorado. It's not that really hard to figure out why... We're simply one of the best states. A recent list has come out from U.S. News and World Report on the 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-2024 and Colorado has three cities on the list.

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Boulder, Colorado

  • Metro population: 328.713
  • Median home price: $784,844
  • Average annual salary: $73,360

Boulder comes in at the highest ranked in the state of Colorado with fourth place for the second consecutive year. Boulder's strong job market with only a 2.69 percent unemployment rate and high quality of life puts Boulder, Colorado high on the rankings.


Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Metro population: 747,343
  • Median home price: $555,072
  • Average annual salary: $57,530

Colorado Springs makes it into the top ten list at number nine. Net migration, the number of establishments in Colorado Springs, and the weather temperateness all play a major factor in Colorado Springs' ranking.


Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Metro population: 354,670
  • Median home price: $518,755
  • Average annual salary: $59,120

Fort Collins is the last Colorado city on the list at 23rd place. Fort Collins ranks high for quality of life, education, and healthcare among other factors. Fort Collins also has a high ranking when it comes to scores for college readiness in high school students.


The Best Places to Live in the United States

The U.S. News and World Report list for best places to live in the United States in 2023-2024 ranked Green Bay, Wisconsin as the best place to live followed by Huntsville, Alabama, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. To see the full list, you can visit U.S. News and World Report. 

Colorado has some great cities, but these are the best of the best.

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