These three Colorado towns were among the best in a recent article on the website time.com. 

This long intensive study broke down nearly 60 different factors to create their list of 50 of the best places in America to live. They took into account such factors as health care, education, affordable homes, solid work force, education and taxes to name just a handful.

Just outside of the top five is Highlands Ranch, Colo. Here's a small sample of their statistics:


Population 105,132

Median Home Price $410,000

Property Tax $2,466

Unemployment rate 3.4%

Commute time 26 minutes

The top five consist of

  • Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
  • West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Plano, Texas
  • Eden Prarie, Minnesota

And Columbia, Maryland tops the list.

So, where is the other two Colorado cities on the list? First of all, it's Centennial at number 13.

Population 107,569

Median Home Price $374,500

Property Tax $2,368

Unemployment rate 3.8%

Commute time 24 minutes

Then Broomfield at number 25.

Population 63,676

Median Home Price $365,000

Property Tax $2,590

Unemployment rate 3.6%

Commute time 26 minutes

Unfortunately, no Western Slope communities were on the list. Maybe they were too tired to ride down the hill and visit.

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