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Old 11-06-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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There is another list of the BEST CITIES TO LIVE. This is from 24/7 Wallst
America’s 50 Best Cities to Live - 24/7 Wall St.

Of course some Colorado Cities made the list: (these links will take you to the page of the city listed, just scroll down)

Centennial is at No. 4
America’s 50 Best Cities to Live - 24/7 Wall St.

Arvada is at No. 13
America’s 50 Best Cities to Live - 24/7 Wall St.

I find these lists questionable and of dubious values. However, many people take them as true--and why not? If you are looking to relocate then using a list which do have some quality rating methodology may help. Or is this methodology more a mythology?

This makes me wonder about the accuracy of the list with the description of Arvada:
...Arvada is also home to some of the best hospitals in the country...
Arvada has NO hospital within the city boundaries--that is nothing!

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Consequently, being on the list makes them a prime destination for movement into these cities of people and sometimes businesses. Housing prices then rise and sometimes the economy improves. Perhaps quality of life gets worse with more traffic or it gets better. Employment goes up or does Unemployment go down. I am sure City Services become strained and eventually catches up but with property tax increases? What do you think?

I think I prefer a town that is not known so much and on the less beaten path. I prefer my tranquil environment to remain a secret. Now, I see Arvada has made a top spot on that list. We in Arvada do know how nice of place we live but do we want others to know.

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Old 11-06-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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Louisville is the example of a city that received national praise and had to deal with it. It seems like they have done a good job. Sure it has become more expensive, but so has everywhere else in the area.
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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Louisville is the example of a city that received national praise and had to deal with it. It seems like they have done a good job. Sure it has become more expensive, but so has everywhere else in the area.
Yes, Louisville, Boulder, Fort Collins/Loveland. These lists seem to be obsessive about Colorado. I have also seen Lakewood and of course Denver for a larger City. Now Arvada makes the list.

You got to think that most of these lists are made by the young generation and their ideas of living are not necessarily ideal. They seem to put places that have high income, high end housing and expensive restaurants.

Why can a little burg that has low income, cheap housing, more mobile home parks and no more than the local corner bar for amusement as one of the best places to live. Well, it is because these list makers would not live there--but many would who do not need or can afford conspicuous consumption.

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