Continuing from Part 1! Fort Collins continues to be ranked in some cool top lists, and you might have just read about some of them in our first part of Best of Lists Fort Collins 2022. Today, we’re sharing the second part of this series. Enjoy! Best of Lists Fort Collins 2022 Part 2.
No. 5, Remote-Ready Cities in the US
According to Livability, Fort Collins is the number five most remote-friendly city in the US. What a time to be ranked on this list. We are fortunate to work with so many people moving from all over the country and world and this is definitely important to all those moving here. The ABILITY to work remotely with little to no interruption. From Fort Collins Connexions to an endless number of spots to go work, Fort Collins is prepped and ready for remote workers!
Clean Air Champion in 2020
In December 2020, RAQC ranked Fort Collins as a clean air champion. We recently shared a list of pros and cons of living in Fort Collins, and one of the major cons was poor air quality, so this list is a bit contradictory. I’m all about being a clean air champion, but I know we have a ways to go and are ACTIVELY working on that with city council and Larimer County.
No. 8, Most Fitness Friendly Places for 2021
The 8th most fitness-friendly place in 2021, which goes back to the outdoor and healthy lifestyle that Fort Collins is known for and desired for. This is one of our favorite rankings, and it really speaks to myself and my family as we are extremely invested in our health and fitness.
No. 1, The Best Place to Live in America
In 2020, Fort Collins ranked as the best place to live in America. It has since moved down the list due to cost of living mostly, but we continue to be a top place to live. This is one of the most important rankings our town has ever received. It is a credit to the community for having the cities best interest always in it focus. The population of Fort Collins has seen big increases due to it’s #1 ranking over the years (see Money Magazine in the early 2000s).
One of the Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers
In 2020, we were also listed as one of the best cities for first-time homebuyers which is pretty great. But if we consider the price of homes here in Fort Collins over the last 24 months, it’s not that easy for first-time homebuyers. It has, as with the rest of the country, become quite expensive and difficult for LOCAL first time homebuyers to afford here.
One of the Best Cities for Beer Lovers
Considering we’re the self appointed microbrewery capital of the United States, this ranking doesn’t surprise us. The third biggest microbrewery, New Belgium, is located in Fort Collins. We also have other amazing breweries such as Odell’s, Funkwerks, and Horse & Dragon. We have no arguments or counter points to this other than, we should forever and always be #1 in this category!
No. 4, Best Place to Raise a Family
We ranked 4th as the best place to raise a family in the United States. The parameters for this list included public schools, public libraries, safety and a couple other ranking factors. We can definitely agree with this ranking as Fort Collins is an amazing place for families with children. We LOVE bringing our kids downtown for breakfast/dinner and letting play in the splash pad. OR, we enjoy taking them to a different park every other week for them to have fun.
Fort Collins is where WE choose to raise our family and it may be a great consideration for you.
One of the Best American Cities for Creatives
Thrillist listed Fort Collins as one of the best American cities for creatives to live in. We are fortunate to have great philanthropists who are VERY invested into the art and music scene. From providing affordable housing, performing opportunities and work spaces, Fort Collins would surprise you. It is very intentional how it supports our creatives.
One of the Best Places to Travel
According to Forbes, if you’re looking for a new place to travel to in America, here’s an interesting list for you. In 2018, Forbes ranked Fort Collins as one of the best cities to travel to based on influencers’ ideas and suggestions.
So there you have it! Best of Lists Fort Collins 2022 Part 2. I hope you found some useful recommendations and learned something new about our community. Until next time, check out the full video below: