Colorado May 24, 2016
10 Up And Coming Cities In Colorado Ready To Explode
You know all there is to know about Denver, Fort Collins, and Aspen. Heck, you may even call one of these beautiful areas your home. However, there are many more beautiful cities that make up the Centennial State, including these 10 up and coming ones that multiple sources endorse for a variety of reasons:
I would be lying if I said I'd heard of this unincorporated Douglas County community... however, according to
, the area boasts a population of just over 9,000, an unemployment rate of 4.4%, AND the 8th lowest crime rate in the state.
2. Fort Morgan
Don't knock the Eastern Plains town of 11,500 until you visit, as the
Denver Business Journal
recently named it as one of the most affordable cities in Colorado. (They reported an average median income of $42,733 and average annual mortgage payments of $6,278.)
3. Fort Lupton
Another pick on DBJ's
most affordable list
? The Weld County town of Fort Lupton, which is home to nearly 7,000, an average median income of $50,774, and average annual mortgage payments of $7,342.
Starting out is hard... lucky for us,
posted a recent report citing Superior (population: 12,500) as the best town in Colorado for young families. Why Superior? According to NerdWallet, "Superior’s most outstanding quality may be its esteemed educational system. Served by the Boulder Valley School District, this town earned a perfect rating from GreatSchools for its two elementary schools, each of which provides an engaging environment for kids to learn and succeed."
5. Bow Mar
gets a good vibe from this Statutory Town of just under 1,000, giving them an A+ for employment, housing, education, and crime rate. Where else does AreaVibes suggest?
6. Columbine Valley
...this Arapahoe County Statutory Town of nearly 1,500, giving them an A+ rating for crime, education, employment and housing...
...and this Weld County town of over 10,000 for A and A+ ratings in amenities, crime, and education.
Can't afford the rising home costs in Fort Collins? The
Denver Business Jounral
says not to worry as Wellington, their neighbor to the north (with a population of only 6,500) offers manageable average mortgage costs of $9,690 and an average median income of $68,831.
9. Ken Caryl
didn't just gush about Superior. They also love this town of 32,500 because of its average median income of $87,677 AND above average spending for education.
Last but certainly not least is this mountain town of 6,500, which HomeSnacks also mentioned by name, stating "The residents are heavily involved in making their community even more awesome, and as many Coloradoans know, Eagle is a great central spot for excursions that make Colorado one of the best states in the nation for outdoor sports."
Are you lucky enough to already live in one of these up and coming towns?