Why you'd want to live in Golden
Home to the Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado is one of those awesome college towns that combines the energy of a diverse student body and faculty with the locals who live, work and play here. The walkable Downtown Golden area is full of great restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques and amenities. Rent a canoe or floating tube and walk it down to the river that flows right through town, or stroll to the library, farmer's market or one of many local craft breweries. Make your way to Downtown Denver or up the hill to the best ski resorts in the Rockies in just a few minutes, too!