Just like that, 2018 passed in the blink of an eye. Let’s take a moment to revel in the most impressive headlines of 2018, recognizing Colorado Springs as a desirable destination to live, a smart tech city, its strong economy and more. In case you missed them, here are some of Colorado Springs’s best rankings of 2018:
Top 10 Big Cities to Live in Right Now:
Earlier this month, Colorado Springs was ranked number seven for best big cities to live in the U.S. by MONEY. This top-ten ranking can be attributed to the city’s iconic outdoor attractions, world class livability and reasonable cost of living. After crunching the numbers in cities with a population of 300,000 or more, MONEY couldn’t leave out Colorado Springs as one of the best cities to live and work.
Most Desirable Place to Live:
If you could live anywhere in the U.S., where would you choose? Survey says, Colorado Springs! Based on a study from U.S. News & World Report, Colorado Springs is the nation’s most desirable place to live, thanks to its accessibility to big city amenities without the congestion and added expense.
The Nation’s Fastest-Growing City for Millennials:
Although we’re rewinding back to February 2018 for this ranking, nothing has changed: millennials are flocking to Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs was recognized as the nation’s fastest-growing city for millennials in Brookings’ report, “The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future.” Young professionals are choosing to kickstart their careers in Colorado Springs for a multitude of reasons, including our unmatched quality of life and abundant job opportunities.
America’s Top Tech Towns:
Not only is Colorado Springs an excellent place to live, but the city’s strong job market and top-notch companies make it an ideal place to work. Colorado Springs was recognized as a top-20 tech town on CompTIA’s 2018 Tech Town Index and No. 5 on SmartAsset’s ranking of the “Best American Cities to Work in Tech.”
Hottest Job Markets in America:
Another testament to its high volume of promising career opportunities, Colorado Springs was recognized by Forbes and The Gazette as one of the nation’s top job markets. The Gazette ranked our city as the No. 5 best job market in the nation for its projected job growth. In addition, Forbes ranked Colorado Springs as the No. 13 best mid-size city for jobs in 2018, in very good company of other Colorado Front Range metros.
After a year packed with impressive headlines, the future is looking bright for Colorado Springs. Want the latest rankings and news in your inbox? Sign up for our newsletter or you can get in touch to learn more about Colorado Springs’s jobs, cost of living or lifestyle.