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Colorado Springs: Tops For Living, Working, and Playing

Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

But, of course, if you live here, you already know that!

However, it’s always nice to be recognized and below is a culmination of the many locations across the web that have named Colorado Springs to the top of their list.

  1. Among “Top 100 Places to Live in America for 2010” according to
  2.  National award winner for cultural diversity by constituency group of National League of Cities (2010)
  3.  The Broadmoor voted as Top Golf Resort in the U.S. by Golf Magazine (2014)
  4.  Garden of the Gods voted by TripAdvisor as #1 park in the country and #2 in the world (2014)
  5.  #1 “Best Place to Live” on (2009)
  6.  One of the Top 10 Cities for Retirement, according to Money Magazine (2013)
  7.  2nd in the nation for military veterans and their families to call home, by (2011)
  8.  2nd Safest City in the United States according to (2012)
  9.  2nd “Greatest Public Place”: Garden of the Gods, picked by the American Planning Associaton (2011)
  10.  2nd for “Pet Friendly Cies: America’s Best Places to Live with Pets” by (2010)
  11.  3rd of “Top 60 U.S. Hotspots for Young, Talented Workers” by Next Cities (2009)
  12.  4th “Least Angry City in America” by Men’s Health (2011)
  13.   4th “Best Value City” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (2011)
  14.  5th in family fun and acvies among 150 largest U.S. cities according to WalletHub (2014)
  15.  5th as a “Great City for Young Adults” by Kiplinger (2011)
  16.  5th for “Best Places to Live” by (2012)
  17.  6th Best Weekend Getaway by U.S. News and World Report (2012)
  18.  6th in the nation for Energy Star certified schools with 45, and 24th in the nation for most Energy Star certified buildings at 16,500 (2012)
  19.  6th “Most Wired City” by (2010)
  20.  6th on Forbes list of Top 10 housing markets for investors (2010)
  21.  6th market most likely to appreciate, also per Forbes (2010)
  22.  #6: “UCCS – Best Regional Public Universities” by U.S. News and World Report (2010)
  23.  #6: “UCCS College of Engineering – Nat’l. Undergrad. Programs” by U.S. News and World Report (2009)
  24.  6th of 109 mid-sized markets for “The Good Life”, says (2010)
  25.  7th out of the 100 largest cites in America for most house for $1,000,000 per Trulia (2014)
  26.  7th on Builder Magazine’s Top 20 list of projected healthiest markets in 2012 (2011)
  27.  8th out of the 150 largest cites in America for “wallet wellness” of physical, emotional and financial health, per WalletHub
  28.  8th “Healthiest State in the Nation” from United Health Foundation survey (2011)
  29.  8th out of 100 of America’s “Safest Cities for Children” by Forbes (2011)
  30.  9th “Best City for a Datacenter” according to The Boyd Company location analysis (2012)
  31.  9th for recovery in the current economic downturn, according to Brookings Institute (2011)
  32.  #9: “America’s Best Midsize Metropolitan Area” by MSNBC (2010)
  33.  Colorado picked as the 10th best state for road trips by WalletHub (2014)
  34.  10th for “Best Teeth” by Men’s Health Magazine (2010)
  35.  11th in Best Drivers Report by Allstate (2011)
  36.  14th “Safest City in America” by (2010)
  37.  In Top 15 U.S. Cities for Cleanest Air, by American Lung Association (2012)
  38.  14th out of 100 of the country’s largest housing markets poised for a rebound, forecasted by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence (2010)
  39.  15th “Brainiest City”, thought (2010)
  40.  15th “Best City for Families” according to (2011)
  41.  17th “Most Secure Place to Live” by Farmers Insurance Group (2011)
  42.  18th “Friendliest Bike City in America” by Bicycling magazine (2010)
  43.  18th “Greenest City” in the US with at least 100,000 people (2011)

(Statistics courtesy of Empire Title of Colorado Springs)
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