Best Places to Live

Boulder, CO

Population: 103,919
LIV
SCORE
649
Photo: Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado

Known as one of the best cities for liberals, Boulder spoils its 100,300 residents with pristine natural surroundings, a strong farm-to-table restaurant scene, and dynamic arts and cultural attractions. Each season brings more things to do in Boulder. Many of the city’s highly active residents plan their days around hikes, rock climbing, mountain biking and fishing. Schools in Boulder rank high, which has helped the city appear on the Top 100 since 2014.

Boulder, CO Ranking Data

Civic
69
Demographics
32
Economy
56
Education
87
Health
68
Housing
68
Infrastructure
70