DENVER, CO — Denver is the fourth best city to live in Colorado, according to a Chamber of Commerce report. The city came in behind Longmont and ahead of Parker.
The report analyzed data from 2,509 qualified cities with populations over 25,000.
Five factors were taken into consideration employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios).
The report noted that one of Denver’s biggest perks is that it’s just one of 10 U.S. cities with five major sports teams.
Louisville in Boulder County topped the list.
"Consistently ranked among the finest communities in the country, Louisville is a pleasant suburb with an ice rink and two of the oldest bars in the state," the Chamber of Commerce report read.
Lafayette and Longmont were ranked second and third, respectively. The report noted that both cities had a high median income above the national average.