Looking for apartments? Colorado is a great place to live and offers many outdoor activities, but some of us can’t just bear the thought of having to drive more than 15 minutes to buy groceries. Here’s a list of average apartment rent rates in 6 Colorado cities with populations over 100,000:
Denver – population: 610,345, average apartment rent: $788
The capital of Colorado as well as its largest city, Denver is called the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level.
The city has four distinct seasons with warm summers and cold winters. Weather patterns here change often and residents joke that they can experience all four seasons in a single day.
Colorado Springs – population: 399,827, average apartment rent: $774
Situated at the base of Pikes Peak, the second largest city in the State is about 70 miles south of the capital.
Winters here are milder than in Denver, with regular snowfall, but the snow usually melts quickly. Major industries in Colorado Springs include defense, high-tech, and tourism.
Aurora – population: 323,348, average apartment rent: $841
A quick 20 minute drive from downtown Denver, Aurora can take advantage of all the capital has to offer without being so crowded. The city manages more nearly 2,000 acres of developed park land and over 6,000 acres of other natural areas.
Fort Collins – population: 138,733, average apartment rent: $827
Known primarily as a college town, Fort Collins is about 70 miles north of the capital. Colorado State University has around 23,000 students and is well-ranked with the second-best veterinary medicine program in the United States.
Thornton – population: 117,628, average apartment rent: $953
Located 20 minutes to the north of downtown Denver, Thornton is full of parks (over 80 of them) and open spaces. The city has over 80 miles of trails and is a haven for those who want to live near the great outdoors without sacrificing proximity to a large metropolis.
Westminster – population: 109,180, average apartment rent: $928
My favorite city in Colorado, Westminster is 12 miles northwest of downtown Denver. The shopping is great and there’s plenty of open space and trails. Apartments here and in neighboring Thornton are some of the more expensive places in the State to rent an apartment, but the cleanliness of the cities along with the access to the beautiful outdoors is well worth the extra cost.
So, if you’re looking for apartments, Colorado has plenty of them. Make sure that you check out the cities listed here if you love big cities and want to be within 90 minutes of the capital.
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