Denver has topped yet another Best Places to Live list — this time on the Conde Nast Traveler web site which features 10 of the country’s best places to live based on overall value, quality of life, recreation options and current job market.
Conde Nast cites Denver’s tech industry as a “vitalizing force” that’s a common denominator among several cities on the list, including San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and Austin.
“In Denver, however, the higher-than average median income and historically progressive populace has birthed a city that goes far beyond the usual spread of tech office campuses,” writes Conde Nast. “The Mile High City — and some recent legislation gives that nickname a whole new meaning — is built around, and with a great deal of respect, for the mountain range that surrounds it.”
Conde Nast notes that Denverites love to climb, run, bike, ski and interact with the environment in any way they can, a tendency that keeps them healthy. The site also touts Denver on its stellar libations that emphasize local and sustainable ingredients.
The web site also recognized Colorado Springs in the Number Five spot and notes that Colorado Springs is more affordable than other cities — within the national average when it comes to cost of living in comparison to cities of similar size.
“Even with a recent boom downtown — which is still dominated by local businesses, not chains — housing costs haven’t increased too dramatically,” the magazine writes. “All of this means that the long-time locals and recent transplants who have made the city their home — claiming its natural beauty as their own — have no real reason to leave.”
We can’t disagree with you there!