DENVER – It seems like every day there’s a new list ranking U.S. cities on some kind of characteristic, from traffic, health and education to pet-friendliness.
Some of these rankings are more serious than others and while some of them highlight positive characteristics of American communities, others focus on the negative.
Thankfully, Colorado and its cities are shown in a positive light more often than not. Here are some of the more recent rankings, grouped into “good” and “bad” categories, depending on how they portray the Centennial State:
- Denver named the second-best place to live in the United States
- Denver ranked among the best state capitals to live in
- Report: Colorado among ‘happiest’ states in the U.S.
- U.S. News & World Report: Colorado is 9th best state overall
- Denver, Colorado Springs rank high on ‘most educated’ list
- Colorado continues to rank high in voter turnout
- Denver and Aurora are two of the best places to be a real estate agent right now
- WalletHub: Colorado is 13th best state in which to practice medicine
- Fort Collins is less sleep-deprived than any other city in the U.S.
- Redfin: Centennial neighborhood among the ‘hottest’ in the country
- Thornton tops list of safest cities in the U.S.
- Denver ranked No. 1 on Trulia’s list of best places for pets to live
- WalletHub: Denver recovering from recession better than most cities its size
- Denver sports fans are second-best in U.S. says WalletHub
- Best small cities in US? Colorado has 3!
- Highlands Ranch tops list of highest average credit scores among midsize cities in America
- Denver zip code named the most polluted in the country
- Denver’s traffic is the 21st worst in the U.S.
- Denver ranked among worst cities for early retirement
- Colorado drivers are 8th worst in U.S., according to QuoteWizard report
- Colorado ranks 21st for DUI problems
- Colorado is not for lovers, survey says
- Surprise, surprise: Report puts Colorado among worst states for first-time homebuyers
This is one is either good or bad, depending on how you look at it: