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Three Colorado Cities Rank Among the Nation’s Best

Castle Rock comes in at No. 4 on Money magazine’s annual list of the best 50 places to live in the United States.

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Colorado put three cities on a list of the 50 best places to live in the United States, according to a Money magazine report released this month.

Castle Rock took the No. 4 spot of communities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 residents, with the magazine saying the town “has come a long way from its quarry-town roots. The city is growing at a rapid clip, with a population that has more than tripled in the past 15 years.” Centennial was ranked No. 13, while Boulder came in at No. 23.

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McKinney, Texas; Maple Grove, Minnesota; and Carmel, Indiana ranked one through three, respectively. In 2013, Money put three different Colorado communities on its top-50 list: Firestone, Louisville, and Parker.

To create the list, Money examined more than 50 indicators, including the local economy, the housing market, schools, and health care.

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