Where's the best place to raise a family in Colorado? It's not Denver

Posted at 11:34 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 13:34:01-04

DENVER – Parents looking for the right place to settle down and start a family should probably look outside Denver.

That seems to be the conclusion one can draw from a new report from WalletHub, which aims to rank Colorado’s cities in terms of how family-friendly they are. The state's largest city wound up near the bottom of the list, at number 54.

Denver suburbs Englewood, Aurora, Wheat Ridge, Northglenn and Lakewood also landed near the bottom. Worst place went to Berkley.

The characteristics that make a place suitable for raising a family can be very subjective, but WalletHub chose to focus on things like crime rates, graduation rates, number of kid-friendly activities and socioeconomic factors like poverty and divorce rates, among others.

Using those statistics, Windsor took the title of best city in which to raise a family, followed by Castle Pines and Erie.

Earlier this month, WalletHub listed Colorado Springs as one of the top places to raise a family when comparing major cities across the country.

Here are the top 15 cities for raising a family in Colorado, according to WalletHub:

1.    Windsor
2.    Castle Pines
3.    Erie
4.    Parker
5.    Louisville
6.    Frederick
7.    Superior
8.    Castle Rock
9.    Fort Collins
10.    Boulder
11.    Johnstown
12.    Lone Tree
13.    Broomfield
14.    Firestone
15.    Black Forest

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