Making a residential move is a huge deal! That’s why it’s essential to research all of the different locations and options available to you. Are you uncertain where to begin your search?
Then the right place to start is the most popular places to live in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.
Colorado Ranks First!
In 2020, Colorado was the fastest-growing state in the United States. Not surprisingly, the Centennial State holds four of the top ten spots as the most popular places to live.
#1 – Boulder
#2 – Denver
#4 – Colorado Springs
#5 – Fort Collins
With a rich and pioneering history, these top Colorado cities are breathtakingly beautiful.
Other factors contributing to such high rankings access to amenities and outdoor activities, including outdoor excursions, golf courses, proximity to National and State Parks, white water adventures, skiing, and more, it’s a great place to move – in more ways than one!
On the financial side, the income tax rate on personal, regular, and supplemental wages was 4.63% in 2020.
Residential taxpayers aged 65 and older can claim a $24,000 deduction on all retirement income, which is an excellent incentive for calling Colorado home.
If you are considering buying a new luxury home in these Colorado markets, time is of the essence.
With many people from both the East and West Coast rethinking their current living arrangements in light of the global pandemic, housing demands have increased throughout Colorado. Home prices are trending higher, making it a profitable market for home sellers.
In the last year alone, Colorado home values have shot up 7.1%. Current forecasting models predict they will rise to 10.2% within the next year.
(If you’re going to sell or buy a home in Colorado Springs, please contact me to get the ball rolling!)
Other Top Places To Live
While the state of Colorado almost had a clean sweep in the most popular places to live, we didn’t entirely take them all.
Other top-ranked places to live according to the U.S. News and World Report, and highlights of the city include:
#3 – Austin, Texas – Austin is the State Capital.
#6 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Charlotte is a central commercial hub.
#7 – Des Moines, Iowa – Des Moines is the Capital city in Iowa.
#8 – Fayetteville, Arkansas – Fayetteville is a significant city in Cumberland County, Arkansas.
#9 – Portland, Oregon – Portland is the largest metropolitan area in Oregon.
#10 – San Francisco, California – San Francisco is unique that isn’t just a city, but it’s an entire county, too.
While each of these cities has much to offer the people who call them home, Colorado is closest to my heart – and by far, my favorite place to be. I specialize in the Black Forest, Monument, Meridian Ranch, Northern Springs, Woodmen Hills, and Peyton Pines – Hidden Gem neighborhoods.
As a Premier Keller-Williams Partner, I am happy to work with new and repeat clients for all their realty needs in Colorado Springs. Please click here to begin your new home search in beautiful Colorado.