Fort Collins Rankings and Recognitions

Fort Collins Rankings and Recognitions

Date Award/
Ranking   Publication/
Web site


Best Places for Business and Careers

4th Forbes

March 2009

Best Places for Business and Careers

2nd Forbes
2009 Best Places to Thrive   Northern Colorado Business Report
America’s 10 Fastest Growing States 4th Forbes Magazine

Nov 2008
Best Places to Raise Kids 7th Business Week

Aug 2008
Best Colleges 2009 125th U.S. News & World Report  

America's Best Places to Live 2 Money Magazine's-Best-Places-to-Live-2008;_ylt=AqXcF3oZma8mYKXpPi_aJBpO0tIF
America's Top Public High Schools - Poudre and Fort Collins 405 & 1284 NewsWeek

100 Best Places to Raise a Family 77 Best Life
Best Places for Business & Careers 3 Yahoo Real Estate

March 2008
Top 200 Towns for Outdoorsman 14 Outdoor Life Magazine
March 2008  Best Places to Live and Launch a Business 39 FORTUNE Small Business

Top 5 Offbeat Towns - Off Beat Travel
Feb 2008 America's Best Low-tax Retirement Towns - Where to Retire magazine  

America's Most Walkable Cities - MSN City Guides
Sept 2007 Top10 Digital Cities - Center for Digital Government
July 2007 Fort Collins 2007 Fastest Cities - R&D - Fast Company Magazine
May 2007 Best Places to Invest in Real Estates 9th Business 2.0
May 2007 Recognized City's budgeting process - Public Management magazine
April 2007 Toughest Greens (Public or Resort) - Avid Golfer magazine
April 2007 Best Places for Business and Careers 28th Forbes magazine
April 2007 Fort Collins - One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live - Relocate-America
March 2007 Fort Collins - Top 10 College Towns for Grownups - Kiplinger's magazine
2007 One of America's Most Walkable Small Cities -
2007 Top  Local Government Web Portals and Applications Awards 2nd The Center for Digital Government
2007 Tree City USA - 29 years - National Arbor Day Foundation
Fort Collins/Loveland - Smartest 200 largest U.S. metropolitan areas 7th Forbes Magazine
College Towns with Great Golf 4th Business Week (Gold Digest)
Aug. 2006 Best Place to Live (small city category) 1st Money Magazine
Aug. 2006

63 Hot Mid-Sized Cities for Entrepreneurs 

23rd Entrepreneur Magazine
June 2006 50 Best Places to Live 34th

Kiplinger's Magazine
May 2006 Best Places for Business and Career 16th Forbes Magazine
May 2006 America's Safest Drivers 2nd Allstate's "America's Best Drivers Report"
May 2006 100 Affordable Communities/Best Place to Raise your Family 6th Frommer's
2006 Fort Collins named as one of Top 10 "Best Cities for Relocating Families - Medium Market 8th World ERC and Primacy Relocation
2006 Bike to Work Week Grant Winner - League of American Bicyclists
Sept. 2005  100 best Communities for Young People - America's Promise  
Aug. 2005 "American Dream Town" - ranked as one of the Best Towns in the U.S. - Outside Magazine
June 2005 One of the Top 25 Running Cities in America 25th Runner's World Magazine
June 2005 Best Low-Budget/High Impact Campaigns - Bronze Quill Awards  
June 2005 Top Nature-Friendly Communities - Nature-Friendly Communities  
April 2005 Best Places to Live 4th Men's Journal  
Feb. 2005  Designated a Preserve America Community for its commitment to historic preservation - National Park Service
2005 Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan area named on of "Best Cities for Relocating Families  - Medium Market 13th World ERC and Primacy Relocation
2005 Top Retirement Spot - Where to Retire magazine  
2005 Bicycle Friendly Community  Silver League of American Bicyclists
2005 Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence - Governor's Award
2005 Top 10 Digital Cities 9th Center for Digital Government
2005 America's Safest Drivers 9th Allstate's "America's Best Drivers Report"
Sept. 2004 Best of the Web and Digital Government Award 1st The Center for Digital Government
July 2003 Top 5 Places to Retire -  
2003 Best Places for Business and Career in America's small cities 29th Forbes magazine  
2003 Fort Collins/Loveland - Best Place to Reinvent Your Life 1st AARP Magazine
2003 Top 10 Digital Cities 3rd The Center for Digital Government
Feb. 2002 ICLEI 5-star Award for efforts to reduce global warming and pollution - ICLEI  
2002 Top 10 Digital Cities 2nd The Center for Digital Government