SubscribeAvailable Now

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.


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.

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.

Editors' Picks


Keep me up to date on the latest trends and happenings around Denver. 5280 has a newsletter for everyone.

Sign Up