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Colorado has been recently ranked 5th in Best States to Make a Living, 3rd in the BHI Competitiveness Index for economic growth and income and 8th Best State to Live In. The state boasts 300 days of sunshine and the very best in both winter and summer sports and activities.

Colorado’s majestic beauty, diversity of terrain, and accessibility to a broad variety of activities make it a truly unique place to live. From vast prairie grasslands to the majestic mountains, rushing rivers to desert landscapes, Colorado is unlike anywhere else. The highest-altitude state in America offers an unbelievable selection of wildlife and natural wonders as well as rich cultural heritage found in frontier forts, narrow-gauge railways, mining museums, dinosaur fossils, through to the art of American Indians and ancient cliff dwellings.

Explore our beautiful regions and vibrant communities:

Pikes Peak Region

Frequently listed as one of the top cities in which to live, Colorado Springs is home to America's mountain, Pikes Peak. But there are more than spectacular views in the Pikes Peak region! Boasting a small town feel, Colorado Springs has the luxury of urban amenities.There are plenty of shopping areas, cultural and sporting events, major educational institutions (including the US Air Force Academy, Colorado College, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs) award-winning school districts, the United States Olympic Training Center and much more.

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But Colorado truly shines for its outdoor living... boasting 8 of the Top 40 Best Ski Resorts in North America, premier golfing at the five star Broadmoor Hotel, hiking in the breathtaking Garden of the Gods, and much more. And if you want to visit the mile high city, Denver is just an hour away. Colorado Springs has also been honored with many distinctions, including:

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View 2013 Quality of Life Indicators Report for the Pikes Peak Region

East Central Region

Colorado's East Central region is home to rolling prairie, rich history and rural hospitality. Strasburg, Kiowa, Limon and Flagler are all vibrant and vigorous agricultural centers and are located in the midst of unique grasslands that support abundant wildlife. Historical venues mark the area, with a focus on Native Americans and nineteenth century homesteading and ranching. Here, you can plug in or power down at your own pace. Across our great growing communities, there are so many beautiful and interesting things to do—right out your back door.

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Strasburg

Approaching Denver from the east, you will find beautiful Strasburg. Here, you'll find several recreational facilities within a drive from town, including the Aurora Reservoir and Barr Lake State Park, both ideal areas for fishing, camping and boating.

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Kiowa

Kiowa is a scenic rural town found within an hour’s drive from Denver. The wide-open spaces make it a perfect place for outdoor activity, from camping and hunting to wildlife watching. Throughout the year, you can see more types of birds in this region than any other in North America

Limon

The charming town of Limon features beautifully landscaped streets with boutiques, antique shops and city park. A strong sense of community is founded upon a shared love for the Plains' scenic countryside and abundant sunshine.

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Flagler

Colorado's East Central are home to some of the nation's last remaining short-grass prairie. In Flagler, you'll find just this. Located at Exit 395 on I-70, you are only 120 miles east of Denver and Colorado Springs. The beautiful town offers plenty to do, whether it is playing golf, enjoying the parks, shopping downtown or visiting our historical community.