Four Colorado Cities Make Livability.com Top 100 List
Fort Collins Ranked Number One in the Nation; Longmont, Castle Rock, Loveland Named in Top 50
Fort Collins, Colorado, has been ranked the number one city in America by Livability.com, outpacing more than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and one million in the data-driven ranking. Other Colorado cities achieving top 100 status included Longmont at 25th, Castle Rock at 34th, and Loveland at 39th.
The “2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live” rankings were guided by each city’s “Opportunity Score” which consists of several variables centered around the economy, job opportunities and growth, while Livability factored in data points such as unemployment rates, density of jobs and disposable income, and several other variables, such as the percentage of households with high-speed broadband.
This year’s ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live also factored in two exclusive data points that measured the growth of high-paying jobs and overall wage growth. When combined, these points offer a snapshot of the opportunity landscape of each city and the potential for businesses and residents to thrive and grow.
“The pandemic and ensuing economic turbulence made people rethink their commitment to big, expensive cities, and the rise of remote work provided a unique opportunity to live anywhere,” said Winona Dimeo-Ediger, editor-in-chief of Livability.com.“The chaos of this year made the things that have always mattered…affordability, safety, community and opportunity…matter even more. The small to mid-sized cities on Livability’s list offer exactly what people are looking for right now.”
The full list of the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live is featured on Livability.com, along with each city’s LivScore and some of the specific attractions, activities, and amenities that make it a great place to live.