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Tiffany Hughes and Athena Mortgage Group and Colorado Mortgage Gal

Colorado areas

Deciding where to live in Colorado is a hard decision - not just because it's a large one but because Colorado is home to so many amazing spaces. Your unique story, lifestyle, goals, and interests are the determining factor in which area is right for you. Take our Colorado Profile Quiz below and learn about the different areas of Colorado - Urban, Suburban, Mountains, and Rural - and more specifics on all they have to offer.

Below you have a curated breakdown of the Top 3 Locations in each Colorado area, comparable across the board by everything from cost of living to population density and snow level - always supported by the experienced voice of Tiffany Hughes, the CO Mortgage Gal.

Outside Denver Metro

With increase in metropolitan home prices and the ability to telecommute, more and more families are moving to less known and less expensive towns around the state.  North and South of Denver along the I-25 Corridor, there are several small towns that offer big benefits to living outside Metropolitan Denver as well as East in more rural communities, and South in the four corners region of the state.  I have lived in just about every region of the state at one time or another and have travelled to and through these areas as well.  They are all, unique in their own special way and have a lot to offer based on your preferred lifestyle. Many of which have made the Top 150 Best Places to live in the U.S. 2021-2022, According to US News and World Report. Keep checking back, as we will add new areas and towns regularly to help you make the best decision about where you would like to live when you decide to make the move and relocate to Colorado.   
The CO Mortgage Gal's Top Areas Outside Denver Metro  to Consider are:
Fort Collins
Downtown Fort Collins - Photo from Wikipedia

Fort Collins


174,081 (2021)


5,003 FT

Average Home price



Poudre School District RE-1


Moderate to Extreme