Money Magazine has named Fort Collins as the best place to live in America for cities with more than 50,000 residents.

Money magazine announced Monday that Fort Collins is the “Best Place to Live” in America for 2006, citing its natural setting, vibrant downtown and the presence of Colorado State University. The magazine said the city 60 miles north of Denver not far from Rocky Mountain National Park also outpaced other places in “ease-of-living” measures such as commute times and recreation.

As for Colorado’s larger cities:

A separate list ranks Colorado Springs at the top of 10 best places to live among cities with more than 300,000 people. Two other Colorado cities made the top 90 for cities under 300,000: Westminster at No. 24 and Longmont at No. 61.

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