Article by Lynsey Elve
Considering relocating to Colorado? Here are 8 reasons why you should make the move.
Colorado is magical. If you like sunshine, physical activity, nature, beer, adventure, history and exploration (and who doesn’t!), you will love living in this state. From the Mile-High City of Denver to more than 230 craft breweries to choose from to 4,200 meters of ski terrain – there is never a shortage of things to do or beauty to behold in Colorado. Without further adieu, below are eight reasons why you should consider moving to Colorado. Like...immediately.
1. The Downhill Skiing
If you’re a skier, Colorado is a powder-lovers dream. With 54 peaks and over 4,200 meters of ski terrain, you have many options to choose from for a ski weekend. Top-rated ski towns include Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride, just to name a few. Even if you don’t dare strap on a pair of skis, there are still plenty of great restaurants and bars to frequent in each ski town, not to mention many fireplaces to cozy up to.
2. The City Living
In Colorado you can be at one with nature one minute and experience big city living the next minute. The “big city” most folks associate Colorado with is Denver, the Mile-High City, however Boulder is a close second and was ranked the 5th best place to live on Livability’s 2016 list of 100 Best Places to Live.
3. The Delicious Craft Beer
More than 10 percent of the nation’s craft breweries can be found in Colorado, that equates to nearly 230 established breweries, not too shabby. These breweries consist of popular brands including New Belgium Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing and Breckenridge Brewery, to name a few. Interested in trying a few? Check out the famous “Great American Beer Festival,” which features 400 craft brewers and 1,800 different brews.
4. The Wildlife
When you move to Colorado the opportunity to spot a moose, elk or bald eagle in your lifetime significantly increases. The wildlife watching opportunities in Colorado are plentiful, with many wildlife viewing and refuges to choose from across the state.