#7. Longmont, CO

Move here if you want to … join a tight-knit community.

Located about an hour outside of Denver, Longmont is a small city that feels like a small town. The sense of community is palpable because the people who live here are proud to live here. (Want proof? Check out the popular shirts sold by a local boutique that proclaim, “Longmont vs. Everybody.”)

With a walkable downtown stocked with local businesses (including a great beer scene!) and friendly faces, living in Longmont is a fun and social experience. And with a cost of living lower than many cities in the Denver area, the lifestyle here feels more laid back and accessible.

Oh, and it’s also a dream destination for cheese lovers. Need we say more?

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