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What Makes Boulder the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2021-22?

Updated: Jul 16

By Devon Thorsby. Originally published in U.S. News & World Report on July 13, 2021.


Making Boulder Home

"Clough says that in her conversations with people and in her YouTube videos, she's previously warned that the idealists who view Boulder as a progressive, outdoorsy and freethinking place may be disappointed. 'It's not as accessible or as genuine as it used to be,' she says.


However, she's changing her message as she sees more efforts to make it easier and more affordable to live in the area. Clough sites the efforts of some residents to lift an aged housing law that restricts the number of unrelated people who can live in a dwelling together to three as an example of solving some of Boulder's larger issues.


Known as the Bedrooms Are for People campaign, the effort advocates that a repeal of the existing law would make it easier for shared housing to help reduce the cost of living for many.


'I'm seeing that we need more people with different cultural backgrounds (and) different economic backgrounds' to help foster more change, Clough says.


While you should certainly prepare your expectations when it comes to finding housing, it's still possible to live out your dream of moving to the Boulder area. 'If you have an authentic desire to move here, I think you should try,' Clough says."


Read the full story in U.S. News & World Report.

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