Durango was recently picked as one of the “Coolest Towns in America” by Men’s Journal Magazine. Something we’ve all known for years, but is a nice reminder of just how great this town and area are. The featured story talked about the multitude of outdoor recreation activities, as well as the ambiance of the city, local hospitality and community structure.
A few months after this article hit the stands, Durango topped the list of the top Micropolitan Communities in the country. We’ve been listed in the top ten for the past several years, but came in at #1 in 2011. Micropolitan Communities are ranked on several different criteria, including: size, demographics, education level of citizens, social scene, lifestyle attributes and much more.
Other notable nods for Durango include:
#1 Micropolitan Community – Colorado College Rocky Mountain Report (2011)
Coolest Town in America – Men’s Journal Magazine (2011)
#4 of the 6 Most Terrific Towns on the Water – CNN Money (2008)
The Next Best Places to Ski, Live, Invest and Retire – Ski Magazine (2008)
7 Great Mountains to Ski with Your Kids – Ski Magazine (2007)
A Hot Spot to Buy Real Estate – The Market Report (2007)
Top 20 Ski Resorts in North America – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine (2007)
Where the Smart Money is Buying Real Estate – Robb Report Collection (2007)
3rd Best American Dreamtown – Bizjournals.com (2006)
Best Mountain Biking Town – Outside Magazine (2006)
One of the Best Places to Live and Play – Adventure Magazine (2006)