Boulder, Fort Collins named top emerging housing markets

Boulder and Fort Collins earned top 10 positions in the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com Spring 2022 Emerging Real Estate Markets Index.

“The index analyzes key housing market data, as well as economic vitality and lifestyle metrics, to shed light on emerging real estate markets that offer a high quality of life and are expected to see future appreciation.” of house prices,” the index report said.

Boulder was sixth on the list and Fort Collins eighth.

“The spring index highlights strong local economies with a mix of private industries, health care, higher education, and the presence of government facilities and institutions,” the report said. “These factors result in a growing real estate market aimed at attracting and retaining entrepreneurs, professionals and families. Many of the major emerging markets have a significant share of small businesses that complement a thriving ecosystem of regional, national and international companies.”

Rapid City, SD, was the first on the list and no other Colorado city appears in the top 20.

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