Photos: Three Colorado places in Money's top 25 best small towns list

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Money Magazine has just released its list of the fifty best small towns in America -- places that "are not only thriving economically," but have "also got all you could want in a place to raise a family: plenty of green space, good schools, and a strong sense of community." And three Colorado communities made the top 25, with one landing at number two. Look below for the countdown, complete with photos of assorted gems and data about population and median home prices, just in case you'd like to pull up stakes.

25. Draper, UT -- 43,974 -- $292,552

24. Firestone, CO -- 10,629 -- $217,500

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A Colorado sunset as seen from Firestone.

23. Merrimack, NH -- 25,686 -- $184,764

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Merrimack, New Hampshire.

22. Waukee, IA -- 14,945 -- $179,000

21. Savage, MN -- 27,711 -- $230,393

Continue to keep counting down Money's top 25 best small towns list, with more Colorado communities to come.



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41 comments
Ian StClair
Ian StClair

In my ventures outside of Denver, I've kept an eye out for promising properties in Carbondale and the San Luis Valley.

Mickey Lee
Mickey Lee

Parker at 12? Parker's lame and pretty much just a suburb of Denver.

Adam Higgins
Adam Higgins

Lyons. Lyons Classic Pinball and Oskar Blues. Best place ever.

Blake Stine
Blake Stine

Shout out to "Fleming" CO, if you blink you miss it, but Grandpa lives there :P

Chris Ty Stinnett
Chris Ty Stinnett

Denver. Compared to the other major cities in the U.S., Denver is a small city

Amanda Velo
Amanda Velo

Estes Park, Breckenridge... can't pick just one!

Roberta J Repasz
Roberta J Repasz

I'm surprised that Golden, Colorado didn't make the list.

neil_denver
neil_denver

Is this a list of small towns or really boring suburbs?

Rob Karnisky
Rob Karnisky

Parker? Firestone? At least Louisville has character, but even then, it's clear some yuppie created this list...

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