CNN Money Magazine compiled a list of the Best Small Cities to Live in the U.S. Colorado scored on 5 places out of 100. Two of those were in Douglas County, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock are great “small cities” with lots of amenities, including being part of Metro Denver.
Also noted was Highlands Ranch as a “top earning town” with an average income of $117,523 which is well above the Best Places overall average.
Centennial which is located in Arapahoe County Colorado was also recognized as having an excellent quality of life. Centennial is known for being in the Cherry Creek School District and having one of the busiest private jet airports, Centennial Airport in the country.
Also on the list were Ft. Collins and Boulder, both college towns worthy of mentioning.