Are you longing for a place where everybody knows your name? And where they’re always glad you came? If so, you belong in a small town where everyone cares for one another and where no one is a stranger. Instead of searching high and low for this place, just go to one of these 12 small towns in Colorado where everyone knows your name:
Sure, the mountain town may be home to only 638 people, but what it lacks in population it makes up for in epic skiing, incredible views, and some of the nicest people in the state.
You may not expect a town of less than 2,000 to have too much going on, but this Eastern Plains town begs to differ with its impressive museum, numerous restaurants, and even a small, unique movie theater.
3. Crested Butte
As far as I'm concerned, the nearly 1,500 people who call Crested Butte "home" are the luckiest people on earth. (I mean, are you seeing this view?)
4. Grand Lake
How can such a cute little mountain town like Grand Lake be home to only 456 people? No wonder they have so many regular tourists visiting on a regular basis.
Kersey is my kind of town with its small population (less than 1,500) and close proximity to bigger cities such as Greeley, Fort Collins and even Denver.
6. Cripple Creek
Let's be honest; Cripple Creek is one of the few small towns in the country that has a population of just over 1,000, but still has a live theater, railroad and multiple museums.
About 2,263 of the friendliest people you'll ever meet? Check. Fairs and festivals? Check. Unique stores and restaurants? Double check. It's all happening in Holyoke.
8. Pagosa Springs
Question: How are there only 1,719 people living in this picturesque town with the incredible hot springs?!
9. Cheyenne Wells
Living in the Wild West has never been more fun than in Cheyenne Wells, which hosts the fabulous Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo every year.
10. Idaho Springs
Of course you know about the Beau Jos... but did you know that this town of 1,685 is also home to numerous boutiques, breweries and historic sites?
Not only does the Switzerland of America (population 1,000) have outdoor sporting opportunities galore, it also has hot springs, an opera house and even tours of the old Bachelor-Syracuse Mine.
This town of 1,080 has spirit (yes they do)... they have spirit, how about you?