Are you sick of being a city slicker?
Do you long for life in suburban Colorado? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?
We do too.
Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.
So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Denver, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Colorado suburb was best?
No worries. We got it all figured out here.
These are the 10 best suburbs in the Centennial State:
- Louisville (Photos)
- Parker (Photos)
- Erie (Photos)
- Superior (Photos)
- Castle Pines (Photos)
- Castle Rock (Photos)
- Lone Tree (Photos)
- Monument (Photos)
- Broomfield (Photos)
- Centennial (Photos)
Louisville is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Colorado.
So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Colorado, we’ve got you covered.
How do you determine which suburb is the best in Colorado anyways?
To give you the best suburbs in Colorado, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best city’ and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Centennial State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Colorado, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).
We paid particular attention to:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher is Better)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We ranked each suburb in Colorado across a number of criteria from one to 33, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title ‘Best Suburb To Live In Colorado’.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Colorado
Read on to see why Louisville is the ‘burb with the most, while Sheridan is probably not the best place to live in Colorado.
Median Income: $94,304
Median Home Price: $440,300
Louisville is located 19 miles west of Denver.
Median Income: $101,969
Median Home Price: $330,800
Parker is located 13 miles south of Aurora.
Median Income: $110,877
Median Home Price: $379,800
Erie is located 20 miles north of Denver.
Median Income: $114,310
Median Home Price: $456,400
Superior is located 18 miles west of Denver.
5. Castle Pines
Median Income: $140,764
Median Home Price: $505,200
Castle Pines is located 18 miles south of Aurora.
6. Castle Rock
Median Income: $93,153
Median Home Price: $328,700
Castle Rock is located 23 miles south of Aurora.
7. Lone Tree
Median Income: $115,049
Median Home Price: $521,000
Lone Tree is located 14 miles west of Aurora.
Median Income: $98,397
Median Home Price: $333,000
Monument is located 15 miles north of Colorado Springs.
Median Income: $83,334
Median Home Price: $328,200
Broomfield is located 16 miles north of Denver.
Median Income: $96,422
Median Home Price: $339,300
Centennial is located 11 miles west of Aurora.
There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Colorado
Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Colorado according to the data:
- Federal Heights
For more Colorado reading, check out:
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Colorado
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Colorado
- 10 Safest Places In Colorado
Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Colorado