Posted by Damon L. Chavez on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 8:01am.
November 9, 2016 / REcolorado, by Jamie Froyd U.S. News & World Report ranks Denver, Colorado, as the #1 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States. The public survey of thousands of individuals across the U.S. finds out what makes a place desirable to live in, and factors in data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI and Bureau of Labor Statistics. It asks questions about cost of living, employment, and education as well as quality of life, crime rates, and health care. Denver rates 7.8 out of 10 possible points.
So, when do you know you’ve relocated to a Colorado home?
- You always know what direction is west.
- Your keep your Sorels next to your Chacos – a foot of snow one day, sixty degrees the next.
- The bicycle on your neighbor’s car is worth more than the car. For that matter, so are your neighbor’s kayak, skis, sailboard, raft, snowshoes and fly fishing equipment.
- Your wardrobe now consists of ski pants, bike shorts, flannel and everything made of Gortex.
- Formal attire in Colorado means black denim.
- You call in sick because it’s going to be a fresh powder day.
- You re-named your dog “Elway”.
- Green chile is not chili.
- You discover there’s no maid service in the Rocky Mountains, and “Camping in Bear Country” really means something.
- Denver is not a mountain town.
- The average rent is as high as San Francisco, and the average Colorado home price is $398,000.
Before you relocate anywhere, always do your homework. The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is a good resource as well as finding an experience Realtor.