Washington Avenue in Downtown Golden, CO

#25. Golden

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains’ Front Range, along Clear Creek, Golden is a growing community that still maintains a small-town historic identity. Several well-known companies call Golden home, including Coors Brewing Company and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Residents find plenty of things to do in Golden. Colorado School of Mines offers programs in engineering and science. Golden’s burgeoning arts and cultural scene includes the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and Foothills Art Center. See where Golden ranked on the Best Small Towns 2012 list. 

Learn more about why Golden is a Top 100 Best Small Town. 

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