Fort Collins won the number one spot on Money magazine’s Best Places to Live list.
The fact that the city is home to CSU gave it props in the education category.
The article also cited Poudre School District schools, Old Town, recreation, and employment opportunities as great qualities.
Outside magazine published a similar list featuring Boulder in its August issue. But along with the good came a list of the bad in a sidebar titled “I Hate Boulder, Colorado! Why Perfectville Drives Me Nuts.” Marc Peruzzi, editor in chief of Boulder-based Skiing Magazine, said that although beautiful with many available outdoor fitness activities, the cost and pretentiousness were just too much.