Why Move to Colorful Colorado?
Colorado is known as “Colorful Colorado” and you will see why with our gallery below!
The Centennial State is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. The state is often reported as the second fastest-growing state in the U.S. It’s capital, Denver, (the Mile High City) is home to over 800,000 people and growing rapidly. This explosive growth is a testament to Colorado’s fantastic quality of life. The state’s stunning natural beauty, progressive policies, and abundance of outdoor activities make Colorado an irresistible place to live for the adventure-seeking crowd. Here are some of the amazing aspects of Colorado.
Activities & Outdoors
There are so many outdoor activities in Colorado for recreation and adventure. In the winter, residents can take advantage of the many snow trails and ski resorts. Colorado also boasts some of the top snowboarding destinations in the world. In the summertime, residents can take part in everything from whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing to horseback riding, hiking, camping, mountain biking, RVing, and so much more.
Our Natural Beauty
Colorado is seriously one of the most beautiful places in the world. Even when it gets cold, the sun shines nearly every day, making the state bright and colorful all year round. Few places are as stunning as the State of Colorado. Home to several national parks and natural wonders, Colorado has everything any nature lover could ever want. Pristine lakes, majestic mountains, hidden caverns, spectacular waterfalls, and unusual rock formations all add to the state’s natural beauty.
Colorado Brewery & Wine Options
Beer enthusiasts will truly find themselves in a beer lover’s paradise. The state is home to the fourth most breweries per capita in the U.S. Throughout the state, newcomers will find over 400 established breweries, including everything from notable craft beer breweries to local microbreweries. Residents can also take part in the state’s famous beer festivals, including the Colorado Brewers’ Festival and the popular Great American Beer Festival. Colorado also has the advantage of Palisades Vineyards and other locally grown options that are just fantastic.
A Healthier Lifestyle for your Family
Thanks to our endless number of outdoor activities in Colorado, we offer many healthy food options and a health focused culture. Our weather can get chilly for sure, but with the benefits of our sunshine, the state generally warms to good temperatures allowing us to get out for walks, hikes, biking or adventures all year round.
Colorado is Home of the Olympics and a Huge Sports Culture
Colorado Springs is OLYMPIC CITY USA, where a timeless culture of achievement, national pride, and dedication sits comfortably alongside awe-inspiring beauty and unparalleled natural training grounds. We are home to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters, 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, more than 50 National Sport Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum. Denver Broncos at the giant Empower Field is also a popular attraction along with the Colorado Rockies at Downtown Denver Coors Field. Of course, we cannot forget our Denver Nuggets for basketball and our powerful Avalanche team for hockey.
Colorado’s Amazing Cities to Live and Visit
Whether you’re seeking an urban playground or a rural mountain town, you’ll find it in Colorado. Several of the most popular cities include Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Aurora, and Loveland. Not only do these cities have easy access to the great outdoors and some of Colorado’s most popular attractions, but they are also vibrant hubs. With world-class museums, renowned restaurants, and a happening arts and entertainment scene, Colorado’s cities are buzzing with activity.
Legalization of Marijuana has also made Colorado Popular
Marijuana fans will find Colorado’s lax laws regarding recreational marijuana use to be a major pro. In 2012, the State of Colorado became one of two states to first legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Given that the state’s progressive policies paved the way for marijuana’s legalization in several other places, many marijuana users have jumped at the chance to move to Colorado.
Opportunities for Residents to Live on Vacation Mode All Year Round
With easy access to several ski resorts and vacation spots, it’s simple for residents to live as though they are on vacation year-round. Resort towns such as Aspen, Breckenridge, Telluride and Vail boast hundreds of ski slopes for the skiing enthusiasts (not to mention, many other outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, snowboarding, hot-air ballooning, and fishing). In addition to recreational activities, the resort towns offer plenty of cultural attractions, tasty restaurants, spas, and boutique shopping to enjoy. Colorado is well known for its motorcycle rides and are a known place for amazing summer rides through the mountains.
Colorado is a Tax Friendly State
Colorado newcomers will find exceptionally low taxes compared to rates in other states. The State of Colorado has “low property taxes and a flat income tax rate of 4.63 percent.” In addition, Colorado has the lowest sales tax of any state. Recently, the Denver Post noted that Colorado’s property tax bills are cheaper than those in other states. The article cites a tax survey from ATTOM Data Solution, which found that Colorado carries the “third-lowest effective property tax rate of any state, only.52 percent versus 1.16 percent nationally.”