With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we're getting ready to celebrate everything we're thankful for. You can probably name lots of things you're grateful for in the place you call home, but here are 10 reasons to be thankful you live in Colorado.

  • 1

    We're Healthy

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    We're Smart

  • 3

    We Experience All 4 Seasons


    Coloradans are lucky enough to get a taste of all four seasons, and we definitely take full advantage! Winter is all about skiing, snowboarding and skating at the beautiful mountain resorts, spring is stocked with fishing trips, summer is great for swimming, hiking and biking, and finally, does it get more gorgeous than fall in Colorado?

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    We're a Great Place to Raise a Family and Retire


    Time and time again, Colorado makes it on the lists for being one of the "Best Places to Raise a Family," and we can totally understand why. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it's the 2nd best state for retirees too.

  • 5

    We're Fun


    There's a reason so many people choose Colorado as their vacation destination – we're fun! Our state was ranked as being one of the top ten most fun states to visit earlier this year, based on things like the number of national parks, restaurants, nightlife, movie theaters, and fitness centers.

  • 6

    We Have the Best Airport in the Country

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    Whether your traveling to or from Colorado out of the Denver International Airport, it's a good feeling to know that we have the best airport in the entire country. That's quite an accomplishment out of so many!

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    We Have Wonderful Wildlife

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    Musicians Love Coming Here

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    How lucky are we to have so many fabulous venues around our state? From intimate theaters to nationally-recognized places like Red Rocks, bands and musicians of all genres love coming to play shows in Colorado, and we love having them!

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    We're Safe

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    We are Flowing with Good Beer


    Beer of all kinds flows through the state of Colorado. From smaller craft breweries like Funkwerks, to the bigger, nationally-known ones like Coors, we're thankful for the opportunity to get to try them all!