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Honors and Awards

  • Happiest Place - Travel+Leisure - July 2022
  • No. 7 America's Best Cities for Remote Workers: - June 2022
  • No. 9, Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute - Jan. 2019
  • No. 10, Best Cities For Beer Drinkers: Smart Asset - Dec. 2018
  • Best U.S. Places To Travel in 2019: Forbes - Dec. 2018
  • No. 3, U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo - Nov. 2018
  • No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg - Nov. 2018
  • A Overall Rating - Fort Collins Renters: Apartment List - July 2018
  • Best Bike City in America: – May 2018
  • 14th Best Place to Live :  – Mar 2018
  • 5th Best Performing City: Miliken Institute – Jan 2018
  • 3rd Largest Reduction in Crime in Colorado(2012-2016): ValuePenguin – Nov 2017
  • No. 4 Bloomberg Brain Index: Bloomberg – Oct 2017
  • Best Places to Raise a Family in Colorado: Elite Personal Finance – Oct 2017
  • 9th Best City to Raise a Family in Colorado: WalletHub – Sep 2017
  • 18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset – Sep 2017
  • No. 3 Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker – Jul 2017
  • 12th Best Midsize City for First-Time Home Buyers: WalletHub – Jul 2017
  • 25 Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now: Outside Magazine  – Jun 2017
  • No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: – Jun 2017
  • No. 156 Best City for Summer Travel with Families: lendedu – Apr 2017
  • No. 186 Best City for Staying in Shape: lendedu – Apr 2017
  • 16th Best Place to Live:  – Mar 2017
  • 11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance – Mar 2017
  • Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Family: lendedu – Feb 2017
  • No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance – Feb 2017
  • No. 2 Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin – Feb 2017
  • No. 17 Best Places to Buy a Forever Home: Good Call – Jan 2017
  • No. 8 Best-Performing City: Milken Institute – Dec 2016
  • 25 Best Places to Visit in Colorado: – Nov 2016
  • Top 3 Digital City : – Nov 2015
  • Top 10 Best Metros for Female Entrepreneurs: Forbes – Oct 2015
  • No. 13 Best Place to Live: – Sep 2015
  • No. 4 Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company – Sep 2015
  • No. 11 Healthiest Housing Market: WalletHub – Aug 2015
  • Top 10 Swim City in the US: USA Swimming – Jul 2015
  • Ranked No. 4 Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs: Fast Company – Jul 2015
  • Top 20 Best Places for STEM Grads: NerdWallet – Jun 2015
  • Ranked No. 9 of 2015’s “Top 10 Healthiest Cities”: – Apr 2015
  • Ranked No. 3 in College Ranker’s “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” list: College Ranker – Mar 2015
  • Ranked No. 6 in NerdWallet’s “America’s Most Innovative Tech Hubs”: NerdWallet – Feb 2015
  • #2 Best outdoors college in the nation: Best College Reviews- Oct. 2014
  • 10 Great College Towns to Retire To: Kiplinger- September 2014
  • 9th Best Bike City in America: Bicycling Magazine- September 2014.
  • Best College Towns in America: August 2014
  • 2014 Top Campuses Worth Traveling For: TripAdvisor’s July 2014
  • 10 Most Intelligent Midsize Cities: My Life- July 2014
  • Top 10 Beer Towns with a Mountain Biking Problem: July 2014
  • Top City in the Nation for Pet Lovers: Petsmart Charaties & June 2014
  • Most Satisfied City in America: Gallup poll & Time Magazine- April 2014
  • One of the Best Summer Weekend Getaways: May 2013
  • Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists – May 2013
  • Ranked 1st in the nation’s Top 10 Downtowns: Oct. 2012
  • One of the Ten Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers: Yahoo! Jul 2012
  • Ranked 3rd in the nation on Best Places to Do Business list: Jun 2012
  • Ranked 11th on America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities: Bicycle Magazine- May 2012
  • Fort Collins-Loveland, Third Skinniest Metro Area on the Well-Being Index: Gallup and Healthways- March 2012
  • Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, winner of two “Best in Colorado” awards: Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association- March 2012
  • One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire: CBS Money Watch- Feb. 2012
  • Ranked First, Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company- Sep. 2011
  • Ranked 3rd on the Best Bicycle Cities list: League of American Bicyclists and Aug 2011
  • One of the top 15 Best Places for triathletes to live and train: Triathlete Magazine- Aug. 2011
  • Ranked 5th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes- Jun. 2011
  • Fort Collins, One of the Top 10 Cities Adopting Smart Grid Technology: U.S.News and World Report- May 2011
  • Top Colorado City for Job Growth, Fort Collins-Loveland: 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth, May 2011
  • One of the Top Ten Places to Retire in the Nation: Charles Schwab’s On Investing- April 2011
  • Third Happiest Metro Region, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index- March 2011
  • 2011 Governor’s Arts Award: Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade- March 2011
  • One of the Top 10 Best American cities to invest your real estate dollars in 2011: DEc. 2011
  • Named 5th Most Educated City in the country based on education levels of our adult population: Dec. 2010
  • Fourth Best State for Business, Colorado: Forbes magazine- Oct. 2010
  • One the Top 25 Best Places to Retire: Sept. 2010
  • One of the Top 10 Best College Towns: Small-Sized Cities Category, USA Today- Sept. 2010
  • One of the Top 10 Best College Towns: Small-Sized Cities Category, USA Today- Sept. 2010
  • One of the top six ‘Smarter Cities’ for Energy: Natural Resources Defense Council, (population 100,000-249,999)- Aug. 2010
  • 6th Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine- July 2010
  • One of the Most Underrated Cities in the West: June 2010
  • One of the Greatest Places to Live in the West: American Cowboy Magazine- April 2010
  • Ranked 4th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes- April 2010
  • One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations: National Trust for Historic Preservation- Feb 2010
  • Ranked 3rd ‘Smarter City’ for sustainability: Natural Resources Defense Council- July 2009
  • Named one of 10 Great Places for Entrepreneurs to Retire: Forbes- June 2009
  • Ranked 1st Best Place to Live and Work for Young Professionals (pop. 100,000-200,000): Next Generation Consulting- Mar 2009
  • Named 2nd Best Metro for Business and Careers: Forbes magazine- March 2009
  • Ranked 7th Best Midsize Metro in the nation: March 2009
  • One of Top 20 Places to Thrive: Best Boomer Towns- Feb. 2009
  • Ranked 10th Best-Educated City in America: Forbes magazine- Nov 2008
  • One of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids: Business Week- Nov 2008
  • LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center: U.S. Green Build Council- Oct. 2008
  • Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists- Sept. 2008
  • 2nd Best Place to Live: Money magazine- Aug 2008
  • One of 8 Enriching Towns for Art and Music Lovers: Where to Retire Magazine-April 2008
  • Named 3rd Best Place for Business and Career: Forbes magazine- March 2008
  • Ranked 39th Best Place to Live and Launch a Business: CNN Money- March 2008
  • Top 10 Digital Cities: Center for Digital Government- Sept. 2007
  • One of 30 Fast Cities, due to innovation and creativity of workforce: Fast Company magazine- July 2007
  • 9th Best Place to Invest in Real Estate: Business 2.0- May 2007
  • Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups: Kiplinger’s magazine- March 2007
  • Named a Preserve America Community: First Lady Laura Bush- March 2007
  • One of America’s Most Walkable Small Cities: March 2007
  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes magazine- March 2007
  • Fort Collins listed among the Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups: Kiplinger magazine-March 2007
  • Fort Collins Ranked 4th among College Towns With Great Golf: Business Week Online (Golf Digest)- Nov. 2006
  • Fort Collins came in 9th on “Where to Buy Now”: Business 2.0 magazine- Nov. 2006
  • #1 Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine- Aug. 2006
  • Listed as 23rd among 63 Hot Mid-Sized Cities for Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneur magazine- Aug. 2006
  • Fort Collins is one of the 50 Best Places to Live (ranked 34th): Kiplinger’s magazine- Jun 2006
  • Seated as the 6th Best Places for Business and Career: Forbes magazine- May 2006
  • Ranked 2nd (moved up from 9th place in 2005) for having the Safest Drivers: Allstate Insurance- May 2006
  • Rated as the 6th most Affordable Communities/Best Places to Raise Your Family: Frommer’s- May 2006
  • Fort Collins received the Preserve America Grant:- Mar 2006
  • Fort Collins is one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People: America’s Promise- Sept. 2005
  • City of Fort Collins earns “Bicycle Friendly Community” national award: League of American Bicyclists- Aug 2005
  • American Dream Town. Fort Collins rated as one of the Best Towns in the US: Outside Magazine- Aug. 2005
  • Fort Collins drivers are the ninth best in the nation: Allstate Insurance Company’s (“America’s Best Drivers Report.”)- June 2005
  • Fort Collins & Larimer County Named Top Nature-Friendly Communities- June 2005
  • Selected as 4th best place to live in the United States: Men’s Journal- April 2005
  • City of Fort Collins selected as “Top Retirement Spot”: Where to Retire Magazine- April 2005

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