Highlands Ranch Homes #12 on “Best Places to Live” List

Highlands Ranch Homes Rule!

We’ve known all along that Highlands Ranch is the best place in the country to live, but this week, Money Magazine made it official.

From the Denver Business Journal:

Colorado small cities are on Money magazine’s latest list of America’s 100 “best places to live,” with Fort Collins at No. 6, Highlands Ranch at No. 12 and Broomfield at No. 19.

“Bikers and beers. In most parts of the country, those two elements may be reasons to move elsewhere,” Money says of Fort Collins.

“But in the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range, bikers mean cyclists: Fort Collins has 29 miles of well-used trails. As for beers, this town has become a high-end microbrew mecca. New Belgium Brewery (maker of Fat Tire) is based in this entrepreneurial town, and competitors are moving in.”

Money also notes that Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and a Hewlett-Packard complex. The city was No. 1 on the Money list in 2006.

As for Highlands Ranch, Money says that the Douglas County community has “over 8,100 acres of open space, 22 lush parks and activity possibilities that span from hiking to golf. This unincorporated area outside Denver offers the best of the Colorado outdoors.”

Read more: Five Colorado cities on Money’s ‘best places to live’ list – Denver Business Journal

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