The #1 best place to live in Colorado is also one of the best places to live in the country.

Earlier this week, Niche.com released its annual list of the best places to live in the United States in 2022; as per that list, one Colorado suburb was not only named the top place to live in the state but was also ranked among the top places to live in the country.

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The Best Place To Live In Colorado

Holly Hills, Colorado, a Denver-metro area suburb located in Arapahoe County, takes the number one spot among the best places to live in the Centennial State.

Holly Hills might not be a commonly known area, but this is not the first time the town has been recognized for being one of the best places to live - beating out better-known places like Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins.

The Colroado suburb, located halfway between downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center, near plenty of open space has a population of 2,835 with a median household income of $132,955, according to Niche.com.

Holly Hills has been highly regarded as one of the best places to raise a family and to retire. While many homes in the area are on the older side, they are often spacious and easily accessible by light rail.

RANKED: Top 5 Places To Live In Colorado, According to Niche.com - 

  1. Holly Hills
  2. Cherry Creek
  3. Superior
  4. Inverness
  5. North Park Hill

As per additional data via Niche.com, Holly Hils has received more praise than just being named the top place to live in the state; the Denver suburb also ranked No. 16 among the top places to live in the U.S., and 9th among top suburbs in the country.

The Best Places To Live In The U.S.

According to Niche, these are the top 5 best places to live in the United States:

  1. Chesterbrook, PA
  2. City Center, CA
  3. Penn Wynne, PA
  4. Houserville, PA
  5. Cottonwood Creek South, TX

What Are These Rankings Based On?

Niche.com, an online company that aims to help individuals discover schools, companies, and neighborhoods consistently analyzes public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, neighborhood, and large employer.

For this particular study, the company used data from the Census, FBI, as well as their own resident ratings to determine ratings. 

The 7 Safest Small Cities in Colorado

Crime happens everywhere, but what does it look like in small cities across Colorado?

KEEP SCROLLING: 20 of the Safest Cities in Colorado

Looking at different crime rates across the state of Colorado here is a list of the safest cities.

Report Names the 10 Most Dangerous Colorado Cities

When it comes to the most unsafe cities in Colorado, here's how the rankings panned out. The violent crime and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 residents.

According to Safewise, the crimes that Coloradans are most concerned with, are violent crimes, property crimes, package thefts, and gun violence. See the full list of Safewise's most dangerous and safest Colorado cities here.