20 Best Places For Families In Colorado

Dated: 09/28/2017

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Washington, D.C.-based financial analyst site, Wallethub, recently released its report on the 20 best places to raise a family in Colorado, and you may be surprised at some of the contenders. The report compared 62 Colorado communities across the following categories:


  • Family life & fun
     Includes playgrounds per capita, attractions, share of families with children under the age of 17, weather and average commute times.

  • Education, health & safety

  • Includes school system quality, high school graduation rate, air quality, pediatricians per capita, share of uninsured children and crime rates.

  • Affordability
    Includes housing and general.

  • Socio-economics
    Includes divorce and separation rates, share of two-parent families, share of families living below the poverty level, share of households receiving food stamps, unemployment rate, wealth gap and foreclosure rates.


The list to follow indicates the overall rank of the top 20 communities in Colorado to raise a family:


20. Centennial
19. Littleton
18. The Pinery
17. Lafayette
16. Highlands Ranch
15. Black Forest
14. Firestone
13. Broomfield
12. Lone Tree
11. Johnstown
10. Boulder
9. Fort Collins
8. Castle Rock
7. Superior
6. Frederick
5. Louisville
4. Parker
3. Erie
2. Castle Pines
1. Windsor


With its economic diversity, plethora of outdoor activities/recreation, and low unemployment rate, it’s no wonder Colorado is becoming so popular. Add in a relatively robust healthcare system and one of the best school systems in the nation, you can now add “raise a family” to your list of things to do here.


Ready to start checking out some of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado? Contact Metrowest – we’d love to show you around!

Chris Jenkins

"Chris has a background in the financial services industry where he has brokered over $15B in receivables and is a frequent author and event speaker. He has been a licensed broker and real estate inv....

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