These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In Colorado For 2018

We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in Colorado for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban Colorado? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Denver, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Colorado suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Centennial State:

  1. Louisville (Photos)
  2. Parker (Photos)
  3. Erie (Photos)
  4. Superior (Photos)
  5. Castle Pines (Photos)
  6. Castle Rock (Photos)
  7. Lone Tree (Photos)
  8. Monument (Photos)
  9. Broomfield (Photos)
  10. Centennial (Photos)

Louisville is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Colorado.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Colorado, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in Colorado and the best places to raise a family in Colorado.

How do you determine which suburb is the best in Colorado anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in Colorado, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Centennial State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Colorado, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in Colorado across a number of criteria from one to 33, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Colorado”.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Colorado

Read on to see why Louisville is the ‘burb with the most, while Sheridan is probably not the best place to live in Colorado.

1. Louisville

Louisville, Co

Source: Public domain

Population: 19,972
Median Income: $94,304
Median Home Price: $440,300
Louisville is located 19 miles west of Denver.

2. Parker

Parker, Co

Population: 48,442
Median Income: $101,969
Median Home Price: $330,800
Parker is located 13 miles south of Aurora.

3. Erie

Erie, Co

Population: 20,801
Median Income: $110,877
Median Home Price: $379,800
Erie is located 20 miles north of Denver.

4. Superior

Superior, Co

Population: 12,928
Median Income: $114,310
Median Home Price: $456,400
Superior is located 18 miles west of Denver.

5. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, Co

Source: Public domain

Population: 10,389
Median Income: $140,764
Median Home Price: $505,200
Castle Pines is located 18 miles south of Aurora.

6. Castle Rock

Castle Rock, Co

Population: 53,789
Median Income: $93,153
Median Home Price: $328,700
Castle Rock is located 23 miles south of Aurora.

7. Lone Tree

Lone Tree, Co

Population: 12,808
Median Income: $115,049
Median Home Price: $521,000
Lone Tree is located 14 miles west of Aurora.

8. Monument

Monument, Co

Population: 6,346
Median Income: $98,397
Median Home Price: $333,000
Monument is located 15 miles north of Colorado Springs.

9. Broomfield

Broomfield, Co

Population: 62,449
Median Income: $83,334
Median Home Price: $328,200
Broomfield is located 16 miles north of Denver.

10. Centennial

Centennial, Co

Population: 107,862
Median Income: $96,422
Median Home Price: $339,300
Centennial is located 11 miles west of Aurora.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Colorado

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Colorado according to the data:

  1. Sheridan
  2. Federal Heights
  3. Englewood

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Colorado

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Louisville 1 19,972 $94,304 $440,300
Parker 2 48,442 $101,969 $330,800
Erie 3 20,801 $110,877 $379,800
Superior 4 12,928 $114,310 $456,400
Castle Pines 5 10,389 $140,764 $505,200
Castle Rock 6 53,789 $93,153 $328,700
Lone Tree 7 12,808 $115,049 $521,000
Monument 8 6,346 $98,397 $333,000
Broomfield 9 62,449 $83,334 $328,200
Centennial 10 107,862 $96,422 $339,300
Boulder 11 105,420 $60,569 $554,500
Littleton 12 45,072 $67,133 $314,100
Lafayette 13 27,053 $72,895 $310,400
Golden 14 20,268 $59,028 $423,600
Firestone 15 11,709 $90,991 $271,500
Frederick 16 10,791 $90,321 $261,500
Woodland Park 17 7,180 $65,972 $273,700
Arvada 18 113,532 $72,010 $278,100
Westminster 19 111,770 $69,805 $249,900
Longmont 20 90,719 $62,847 $272,100
Manitou Springs 21 5,217 $52,646 $295,700
Wheat Ridge 22 31,044 $49,340 $278,700
Fountain 23 27,817 $59,497 $193,000
Thornton 24 130,511 $69,417 $236,100
Lakewood 25 149,793 $58,227 $273,200
Edgewater 26 5,278 $44,046 $252,900
Northglenn 27 38,128 $59,188 $201,400
Lochbuie 28 5,367 $52,204 $169,500
Fort Lupton 29 7,814 $52,154 $165,000
Brighton 30 36,307 $62,316 $214,000
Englewood 31 32,523 $50,184 $238,400
Federal Heights 32 12,173 $37,474 $42,200
Sheridan 33 5,965 $43,679 $151,500

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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