Colorado is home to best mid-sized cities: study
By Chelsea Emery
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Forget California dreaming. Colorado offers the best quality of life and job possibilities, according to a study released on Wednesday.
Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs took three spots out of 10 in an analysis of mid-sized cities with healthy economies, moderate living costs, light traffic and strong educational systems, according to business news website Portfolio.com.
A study "of best mid-sized places to live can serve as a resource for those who are trying to start a business in new territories," J. Jennings Moss, editor of Portfolio.com, said in a statement.
Boulder ranked No. 1, followed by Provo, Utah.
The others in the top 10 were Fort Collins; Madison, Wisconsin; Ogden, Utah; Holland, Michigan; Colorado Springs; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Des Moines, Iowa; and Manchester, New Hampshire.
Portfolio.com compared 109 medium-sized markets with populations between 250,000 and 750,000.
Those seeking freedom from choking traffic jams and long commutes may want to pay particular attention. Continued...