Once again, we’re list-worthy!

Apr 14, 2017 | In The Community, News

File this under “Things we already know but never tire of hearing,” kind of like when your test results come back and your cholesterol has dropped again:

Livability.com, a website that helps showcase great places to call home, just released its Top 100 Best Places to Live list, and Fort Collins occupies the #16 spot. Weighing in with a Livability score of 651, Fort Collins scores points for – among other things – education, culture, recreation opportunities, and a solid median income. Bonus points to us for supporting a “thriving beer culture” and logging 300+ days of sunshine each year.

Naturally, it piqued our curiosity to hear more about why people love this great city of ours. So we asked.

Here’s what some AFM providers had to say about our Choice City:


“Amazing place to raise a family, great schools, and endless trails for days-worth of cycling. And really, there is NO better craft beer hub, which I’m not complaining about!”

–Dr. James Kesler

“I have enjoyed living in Fort Collins for 22 years. I love the sunny days and the fact that it is easy to be active outside almost daily. We have good restaurants, theater, music venues, and bike trails. There is always something fun to do!”

–Kristen Olenic, PA-C



“Coming from a big city, it has a small town groove. The weather is nice, and the people are great! I can go on and on.”

–Dr. Dave Schmidt

“Biking to work = awesomeness. ‘Nuff said”

–Dr. Lloyd Blackler


Want to join in?

We’d love to hear what drives your love affair with Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. Share your thoughts below.

About the study

This is the fourth consecutive year that Livability has ranked more than 2,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 in partnership with The Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities at New York University’s Schools of Professional Studies. The rankings aggregate and analyze 40 data points in the categories of economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education, and health care.

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