Boulder County, situated where the eastern
slope of the Rocky Mountains meets the
Great Plains, features mountain communities, parks and trail systems that offer a
serene lifestyle and easy access to skiing,
hiking and mountain biking. Climbing the
Flatirons—the sedimentary stone that tilted
up on the dramatic foothills—is a popular
activity. Boulder is often recognized nationally as a desirable place to live, with culture,
a beautiful location, sports, arts, and an
excellent educational system.
Douglas County is one of the fastest
growing counties in the nation, but with
large portions of the county designated for
agricultural and open-space uses. Located
just south of Denver, it has the highest
median household income of any other
Colorado county. Most residents commute
to Denver or Colorado Springs.
Finally, Broomfield County is located just
north of Denver. Broomfield County is
known as a high-tech center and is home
to several major companies. Eight of its 16
major companies employ over 500 residents,
and three of those employ more than 1,000
people. Housing developments continue to
grow with the county and its successes.
Even though Denver is a distinct and
popular city that has grown increasingly
desirable as a place to live in recent years,
the cost of living remains quite affordable.
Living here is easier on your wallet than
living in California or many East Coast
cities, as well as Chicago, Minneapolis or
Portland. Additionally, the median wage
tends to be higher here than in many places
where the cost of living exceeds Denver.
The region has high household incomes
Outdoor Movie night in Larimer Square. Photo by Evan Semon