Many of the places on several of the lists of best places to live are around the Denver, CO area. Communities surrounding Denver, like Boulder, Castle Rock, Fort Collins, Louisville and Highlands Ranch are also noted as places that are most desirable for raising a family and enjoying life.
The delightful quality of life in Colorado, the spectacular scenery, the wide variety of recreational prospects, the outstanding arts and cultural venues and the temperate climate attracts people from all over the globe.
Health benefits of living in Colorado
When deciding where to live, it is important to consider a state’s health report card. Colorado has a very healthy atmosphere, which means an increase in the overall health and wellness of the people who live there. Colorado residents are ranked highly in most health assessments:
- In 2013 Gallup rated them the second highest in well-being in the United States.
- They are known for having less adult obesity than any other state.
- Colorado residents have the third lowest incidences of diabetes.
- They are rated as having the second lowest numbers of persons with hypertension.
- They are ranked fifth in the United States in the likelihood of the adults living there to engage in regular exercise.
- According to the Colorado Health report, its gainfully employed adults are healthier than working adults in most other states.
Recreational opportunities in Colorado
Colorado’s diverse landscape that includes beautiful mountains and plains areas offer an extraordinarily diverse opportunity for recreation.
- Colorado boasts ten national parks that offer an extensive array of outdoor recreational opportunities. They draw over five million visitors annually.
- Home to 42 state parks, Colorado offers recreational opportunities for biking, boating, hunting, camping, fishing, swimming, picnics, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and birding.
- Colorado has 26 world class designated ski resorts that are frequented by skilled and beginner skiers alike.
- In addition to the parks, there are 35 other winter recreational venues that offer a wide array of winter sports, including sleigh rides, ice skating, snowcat tours in addition to the usual sports of skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding.
The weather in Colorado is excellent
The climate in Colorado has low humidity in the summer with warm day and cool nights. The low humidity makes even the warmest days comfortable. Winters are snowy, especially in the higher elevations. The invigorating climate of contrasts between snowy mountains and warm plains allows residents to ski in the mornings and play golf in the afternoons. The 300 sunny days a year allow for many more outdoor activities than most other states.
Cultural activities abound in Colorado
Colorado is noted as being a national-level leader in arts funding. With a lot of public and private support, the arts and cultural endeavors in Colorado are abundant:
- There are many first-rate museums in Colorado such as the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Clyfford Still Museum, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
- The Denver Performing Arts Complex is known as the second largest arts campus in the United States. The Colorado Ballet Company, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado, and the Denver Center Theater Company are located there.
Plan your vacation or move to here permanently to experience everything Colorado has to offer.