The Lure of Colorado

by : Lane Hornung

For many years the state of Colorado has been known as a rugged and exciting place to visit at any time of the year. During winter it hosts the best skiing and snowboarding in the country with world-class resorts such as Vail, Breckenridge, and Aspen that draw visitors from all over the globe. During the summer the state becomes a destination resort for those with active outdoor lifestyles by playing host to a wild array of sports such as mountain biking, kayaking, golf, mountain climbing, and too many others to name in one article. Colorado is a fantastic place to be, and it had evolved into an even better place in which to live. With the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains forming the backdrop, Colorado has breathtaking scenery, excellent recreation and homes that are worth moving across the country for.

To find out what kind of living standard is definitive of Colorado perhaps we should mention that Fort Collins was ranked as #1 Best Place To Live by Money Magazine. Fort Collins beat out such towns as Naperville, IL, and Sugar Land, TX, to take the number 1 ranking. The major considerations for this accolade were the abundance of good jobs in a fast-paces and high-tech economy, low crime rate and great recreational options. There was also another top 30 finisher for Colorado with Westminister coming in at #24.

With 2 top 30 finishers in the Best Places To Live, Colorado has some amazing homes and properties that support such an austere designation. Colorado's economy is the other major factor in the advancement of this state as a premier residential location. In recent years Colorado has moved from its historical agrarian based economy to one of high-technology and scientific research. Tourism also plays a heavy role in the proliferation of Colorado. Thousands upon thousands of people flock to Colorado on a yearly basis top enjoy the rugged landscape and the fantastic sporting options that it provides. It's safe to say that there is something for everyone in Colorado, all it takes is a quick visit to fall in love with the lifestyle and beauty of the state.