For decades, the state of Colorado has been one of the most alluring in the country, enticing new residents with the promise of wilderness, economic success, and the stunning beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is also ranked as the second happiest state in the union (behind Hawaii) in poll after poll. It all boils down to one thing: The Colorado Lifestyle.
Sure, Coloradans come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life and with all types of goals, but all have one very important thing in common: the pursuit of happiness. Here are some great reasons to move to Colorado and embrace the unique lifestyle:
The nation's eighth largest state and 22nd most populous, Colorado's people are as diverse as the famous geography. It boasts the world's largest flat-topped mountain (the Grand Mesa on the Western Slope), as well as the country's highest paved road (over 14,000 feet up Mt Evans). The beginning (or end!) of the Great Plains can be found in the state's mostly flat Eastern Slope, with rich, fertile farmland and famous melons. The middle part of the state is almost exclusively mountainous, and the highest incorporated city, Leadville (10,578 feet) is testament to the pioneer spirit of Colorado residents. The canyons and mesas of the Western Slope also contribute to the beauty of the state, with wineries and crops dotting the landscape. You'll find farmers and cowboys living and thriving in Colorado, as well as some of the most sophisticated businesses in the world and the people that make them a success. Whomever you are, Colorado has something to offer you!