Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 78
Demographics 36
Economy 67
Education 79
Health 72
Housing 67
Infrastructure 45

#14. Fort Collins, CO

A veteran of the Best Places to Live list, Fort Collins is a charming community with Colorado State University helping to set the economic and cultural tone. High-tech companies like Hewlett Packard, Intel and National Semiconductor are able to draw talented and well-educated workers thanks to the high quality of life Fort Collins offers, and attractions here include a thriving arts scene, unique shops, independent restaurants and a bounty of outdoor amenities.

Fort Collins has high-ranking public and private secondary schools, and the median income for families tops $100,000. A quaint Old Town downtown district is a favorite hangout spot, and the city has developed a prosperous craft beer culture with more than 15 microbreweries.

Find out more about what makes Fort Collins a Best Place to Live.

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