The Colorado Municipal League’s latest “State of Our Cities & Towns” report gives you an idea how much is provided locally to make communities more enjoyable.

CML’s annual survey of Colorado municipalities measured the percent that offer amenities that make hometowns more “livable.” Nearly all provide parks, while trails and open spaces also are more prevalent than libraries.

Here is the measure:




Complete survey results and videos are available by clicking here.

“Acres of municipally owned open space and extensive bike and hiking trail systems are found throughout the state, much of it acquired with revenue from dedicated sales or property taxes approved by voters,” the Municipal League said in a statement.

“Employers across the country have also taken notice of the high quality of life in Colorado. The lifestyle found in cities and towns is attracting new business, and providing better job opportunities for residents. 72 percent of all cities and towns report that quality of life amenities are cited in economic development efforts – a percentage that rises to 100 percent in municipalities with more than 25,000 residents.”

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