And the winner is … Durango! It’s not bragging, we’re merely restating the facts. Durango ended up at the top of several lists in 2011, and we’re proud of it.
Before we could celebrate our honor of “Top ‘Micropolitan’ Area in U.S.” by Policom, we did some research. A micropolitan area has an urbanized area of at least 10,000 population but less than 50,000 and at least one county. There are 576 Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States, and Durango ranks No. 1. The highest-ranked areas have had rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period of time and an economy that positively impacted the standard of living.
In addition to these overall awards, numerous Durango-area and La Plata County restaurants, lodging and activities accumulated their fair share of awards.
Let’s recap several of our laurels in 2011.
“Think Small, Live Big.” Men’s Journal hit the April newsstand ranking the “Best Places to Live 2011,” and Durango found itself at the top of the list for the Best Place to Put Your Outdoor Life First. The article unveiled Durango’s secrets: awe-inspiring scenery, laid-back culture, strong conservation programs, great food and beer, thriving arts and the ultimate outdoor lifestyle.
Read the full article on the Durango Herald Website. Then contact us to begin building your home in the “Best Place to Live.”