Lone Tree Among Best Places to Live in America

Lone Tree Among Best Places to Live in America
Posted on 09/27/2017
Lone TreeThis month MONEY revealed the 2017 Best Places to Live in America, its annual ranking of the towns and cities where affordability meets quality of life, and the City of Lone Tree came in at No. 7. 

“I believe this is a reflection of our Council, City staff and residents working together to build positive partnerships with our businesses and entire community,” said Mayor Jackie Millet.  “Through such collaborations, we ensure Lone Tree is a safe, thriving and welcoming place to live, work and visit.  And we are very happy to see our hard work paying off!”

For this year’s list MONEY evaluated 2,400 places on eight categories: cost of living, economy, education, housing, crime, convenience, cultural and recreational amenities, and an overall sense of pleasantness. 

MONEY's 2017 Top 10 Best Places to Live: 
1.  Fishers, Indiana
2.  Allen, Texas
3.  Monterey Park, California
4.  Franklin, Tennessee
5.  Olive Branch, Mississippi
6.  Dickinson, North Dakota
7.  Lone Tree, Colorado
8.  North Arlington, New Jersey
9.  Schaumburg, Illinois
10. Bozeman, Montana
*See the full list of the 100 Best Places to Live in America here.*
This year marks MONEY’s 30th Best Places to Live list. Over the past 30 years the basic elements that make a great place to live have rarely changed - good schools, a good economy and good neighbors. When MONEY launched its inaugural Best Places to Live list in 1987 crime rates were rising nationally placing an emphasis on safety. During the financial crisis in 2007 good job security was a big priority. Today, rising demand for urban living has pushed up prices for homes in cities, driving more people to suburbs. That’s why MONEY chose to look at places with a population between 10,000 and 100,000 this year.