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While there are endless reasons to raise a family in Colorado, we’ve collected the top seven selling points for you to consider making the Centennial State your family’s forever home.

1. Education

Colorado continues to rank among the most educated states in the country. Coloradans have access to top-tier universities and programs, and one of the highest per-capita concentrations of federal science, research and engineering facilities in the country.

Colorado Living Quick Facts

  • Student-per-Teacher Ratio: 16
  • Number of Colleges & Universities: 118

2. Adventure

If you are looking to live in a state where your family can explore, be outside, and take up outdoor adventures, then Colorado is the place to be! Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, rafting, fishing, and so many other adventures await. In Colorado, it’s easy to get outside and explore nature in any season!

Colorado Living Quick Facts

  • The view from Pikes Peak was the inspiration for the song, “America the Beautiful”
  • Ranked #2 Most Active State – United Health Foundation, 2020
  • Colorado boasts four national parks, 42 state parks, 11 national forests, two national grasslands, and eight national wildlife refuges

3. Accessibility

When you look at a map of the United States, Colorado is centrally located. This central location makes everything just a little bit more convenient, especially for family vacations or if you need to travel frequently for work. Colorado is also a major national crossroads for Interstate Highways I-25, I-70, and I-76 – and, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad own and operate thousands of miles of track across the state.

Colorado Living Quick Facts

  • Mean Travel Time to Work: 25.8 minutes
  • Denver International Airport is a top-ranking international airport that offers 1,500 flights each day and serves almost 54 million passengers a year

4. Livability

Contrary to popular belief Colorado isn’t all snow-covered mountain peaks – it’s a diverse playground made up of flourishing urban areas, uninterrupted open spaces, scenic alpine roads, dry desert cliffs, and quaint rural towns steeping in history.

Colorado Living Quick Facts

5. Weather

Colorado has some of the best weather in the country. Not only does Colorado get to enjoy all four seasons – but its residents also get to enjoy tons of sunshine! An average altitude of 6,800 feet above sea level (the highest for any state in the nation) grants mild winters and low-humidity summers. 

Colorado Living Quick Facts

  • Average Summer Temperature: 65.2°F
  • Average Winter Temperature: 25.8°F

6. Affordability

When you consider the many amenities available to Coloradans, the cost of living is more than justifiable. While prices are increasing in some hot spots, it’s still reasonable in many really nice areas of the state.

Colorado Living Quick Facts

7. Quality of Life

The Centennial State is home to rich natural beauty, vibrant cities, robust culture, and consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the country. Constantly being surrounded by a natural playground of endless open spaces and elevated terrain has its benefits – the majestic settings inspire a sense of well-being, promote a healthy lifestyle, and much more.

Colorado Living Quick Facts

Are you and your family ready to make Colorful Colorado your permanent playground? Check out our Guide to Moving with a Family in Colorado for ways to make your move as hassle-free as possible!

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