The Top 4 Cities in Colorado

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Colorado is a very desirable place to live. But what are the best cities in this area? That’s what we’re going to talk about today. The top 4 cities in Colorado.

The top 4 cities to live in Colorado based on conversations on where people look to move are Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Without further ado, let’s talk about the economy, population, beauty, and some subjective information about these cities.

Best places to live

In general, Colorado is a very desirable place to live. Cities like Fort Collins and Boulder are continually listed as the best places to live in the United States. For instance, Fort Collins was ranked the number 1 best place to live in 2020. But this year, Colorado Springs comes in number 2 as one of the best places to live, with Boulder sliding in just behind it at number 4.

Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023 Rankings
U.S.AColoradoTo RetireQuality of LifeMost Expensive PlacesMost Dangerous Places
Fort Collins5431288N/AN/A
Colorado Springs2186N/AN/AN/A


Colorado (most of it anyway) is beautiful. There’s nothing better than looking out your window in the morning and seeing the beautiful mountains and some phenomenal sunsets or sunrises. 

All of these four cities are beautiful in their own right. Some of the most stunning surroundings are Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Red Rocks near Denver, Horsetooth Reservoir and rock in Fort Collins and the Flatirons in Boulder.


One of the most important factors to consider when moving to another state is the school system. Whether that is because of resale or for your own purposes if you have a family. A good thing about Colorado is that public schools are generally very good and safe.

The best school district is Colorado Springs, followed by Boulder and Fort Collins. The public school review has Colorado Springs at number one, then Boulder at number three, Fort Collins at number four, and Denver is five and six.

Best School District – NichePublic School Review
Fort Collins#10#4
Colorado Springs#1; #11#1

Home prices

Another vital factor to consider when moving to Colorado is the home prices. Here’s what you can expect the median sales price of a single-family home to be for these four cities:

Rolling 12 Month Avg. Single Fam Detached – InfoStats
Median Sales Price$/Ft
Fort Collins$582,000.00$235.00
Colorado Springs$478,000.00$207.00


How does the Colorado economy rank in general? Well, according to CNBC, Colorado is ranked number 4 as the friendliest place to conduct business in. 

Our workforce, overall economy, life health and inclusion, and then technology innovation drive our ranking. Some of the things that rank poorly in Colorado are our cost of living, access to capital, and cost of doing business. 

When it comes to the economy of Fort Collins, the median household income is around $85,000. On another hand, Boulder is a little bit more tech-friendly, with a median household income of $111,000. And finally, Denver and Colorado Springs come in at $77,000 and $73,000, respectively, for a median household income.


When considering a place to live, folks are all over the place on whether they want a more dense metropolitan area or maybe to have less people. We need to look at population numbers:

Population – 2022
Fort Collins176,000
Colorado Springs495,183

And here is the Population growth:

Population Growth 2010 Vs 2022 – World Population Review
20102022% Change
Fort Collins145,268176,00021.16%
Colorado Springs420,685495,18317.71%

Final thoughts

So there you have it! Those were the top cities in Colorado! I hope this article helped you learn a little bit more about each area. If you’re looking to buy or rent in Northern Colorado, drop us a message, and we’ll get to work!

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