Major bragging rights are in order for one Northern Colorado city and its residents, courtesy of Forbes and its latest Colorado-related rankings list.

In October, Forbes Advisor released its annual rankings list rounding up the best places to live in the state of Colorado in 2022.

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How Forbes Determined The Best Places To Live In Colorado

To most accurately find and rank the best places to live in Colorado, Forbes compared the various state metropolitan areas using data from multiple platforms to measure variable criteria for home affordability, healthy employment, and population growth.

Factors looked into in order to compile this year's rankings list include:

  • population 
  • median home price
  • cost of living (for a family of four*)
  • personal income per capita 
  • unemployment statistics 
  • community well-being 
  • crime rate 

Northern CO City Tops Forbes Advisor's List Of Best Places To Live In The State

As per the publication's latest study, not only do two Northern Colorado cities rank among the top eight best places to live in the state - but one Northern Colorado city takes the number one spot on the rankings list, officially being named the best place to live in the state of Colorado.

That NoCo city? Fort Collins, CO.

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Fort Collins By The Numbers 

Population168,538
Median home price$629,950
Estimated monthly expenses$8,119
Average income$70,528
Unemployment rate2.8%
Community wellness score64/100
Criminal offenses reported3,996

"The honor of the most underrated city in Colorado may belong to Fort Collins, which offers a promising economy and favorable quality of life for families and young professionals alike", Forbes Advisor said about the Choice City.

"While the city population has been growing rapidly recently, the town is able to offer impressive services while doing its best to maintain a small-town vibe... for example, there are over 30 miles of well-manicured bike trails to navigate the city at any time of the year. Additionally, Colorado State University provides plenty of cultural and sports activities for locals.

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Another standout trait is that many consider Fort Collins to be the “craft beer capital of Colorado.” The city is in contention for the most breweries per capita in the U.S."

The Best Places To Live In Colorado In 2022

Based on the study's findings, these are the top eight best places to live in the Centennial State, according to Forbes Advisor:

  1. Fort Collins
  2. Denver
  3. Colorado Springs
  4. Grand Junction 
  5. Greeley 
  6. Boulder
  7. Durango 
  8. Pueblo

Keep scrolling to learn more about how (and why) each Colorado city earned its ranking on Forbes' list below.

These Are The Best Places To Live In Colorado In 2022

In October, Forbes Advisor released its annual rankings list rounding up the best places to live in the state of Colorado in 2022.

Not only do two Northern Colorado cities rank among the top eight best places to live in the state, but one Northern Colorado city takes the number one spot on the rankings list, officially being named the best place to live in the state of Colorado.

Keep scrolling to learn more about how - and why - each of these Colorado cities earned its ranking. Does your hometown make the list?

LOOK: The 10 Most Affordable Places To Live In Colorado

People often choose to move to a particular area in order to live a certain way.

Colorado is unique in that, residents here have the ability to live different kinds of lifestyles (depending on what part of the state you choose to reside) - from small-town to big-city living, you can make up almost any life you desire here... but can you afford it?

Keep scrolling to find out where the most affordable places to live in Colorado in 2022 are, according to HomeSnacks:

LOOK: These Are The 10 Best Zip Codes To Live In Colorado

Sure, there are many great places to live in Colorado - but they all can't be the best.

From rural to suburban to city living, Colorado has a little something for everyone; it's part of what draws people here to the state (and keeps natives living here, too).

Want to know where some of the best places to live in the state are? Keep scrolling to check out the 10 best zip codes to live in Colorado in 2022, according to Niche:

LOOK: The 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Colorado

Finding the best - and right - place to live might require some give and take... but who says you have to give all of your wants up in order to compromise for your needs? (Not us.)

According to Niche, these are the best places to raise a family in Colorado in 2022:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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