Grand Junction is one of the top 50 Colorado cities to raise a family. Grand Junction comes in at #42, Fruita at #33 and Clifton at #58.

Colorado has a lot of things going for us, our gorgeous scenery and endless outdoor activities, our diverse economy, and great school systems. Here are all of the best places to raise a family in Colorado.

The methodology for finding the best cities to raise a family in Colorado is based on things like high school graduation rates, housing affordability, the employment rate, etc.

A few Western Slope cities made the top 50 list, including Grand Junction and Fruita. Clifton didn't make the top 50, but they did make the top 60. Grand Junction is the 42nd safest city raise a family, Fruita is 33rd and Clifton is 58th.

Grand Junction's education, health, and safety ranking is very high, along with our socioeconomics ranking. Education, health, and safety take things like the air quality, violent crime rate and the quality of the school system. Socioeoconmoics includes separation and divorce rate, unemployment rate and the share of families living in poverty.

While Grand Junction's affordability ranking was decent, but our family, life & fun ranking wasn't. This part of the methodology is based on playgrounds, the number of attractions and more.

These are the top 10 safest cities to raise a family in Colorado:

  1. Parker, CO
  2. Erie, CO
  3. Castle Pines, CO
  4. Louisville, CO
  5. Superior, CO
  6. Firestone, CO
  7. Frederick, CO
  8. Johnstown, CO
  9. Castle Rock, CO
  10. Windsor, CO

See the full list of the best cities to raise a family in Colorado here.