Fort Collins, Colo.

No surprise: Located at the foot of the Rockies, Fort Collins is a vibrant and growing city full of opportunities. Families with young children, commercials, outdoor enthusiasts and high-tech entrepreneurs will feel at home in Fort Collins, Northern Colorado’s largest city. In the heart of Colorado State University, innovation and enthusiasm flow around the city, which is also a center for craft beer innovation. And when you move here, you feel instantly connected – Fort Collins has a friendly and hospitable culture with many groups, facilities and activities designed to bring people together regardless of your interests.

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Get blue! Ann Arbor is perhaps best known as the home of the world-famous University of Michigan, but this energetic city is much more than a university town. Madison is a city that defies definition. It’s a sports-crazy college town, but also a place used by the state government. It is a great place for millennia and graduates, but also among the best places to retire in the country.

Rochester, Minn.

The secret has been revealed – Portland, Maine, is growing thanks to a supportive business environment, an incredible quality of life and creative residents.

If you know the Mayo Clinic, you know Rochester. The birthplace of a world-famous medical center, this city in southeastern Minnesota may not surprisingly offer a warm and caring atmosphere for both visitors and new residents. Rochester has a thriving downtown, convenient transportation and a stable economy.

Asheville, N.C.

Asheville is known both as the world’s first Foodtopian Society and as Beer City USA with several breweries per. A resident like no other American city. The city has many iconic destinations such as the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway and many quaint, inviting neighborhoods, each with its own unique atmosphere.

Is South Dakota boring? Think again. Sioux Falls is full of vitality and enthusiasm. The people living here are really friendly and there is a lot to see and do – they have managed to maintain the atmosphere of a small town and give the residents all the wonderful city services they could wish for. Its affordability, low crime rate, top-notch health care, good schools (including the University of South Dakota Sanford Medical School) and a four-season climate make it the perfect place to build life.

Nebraska’s latest ironic slogan made headlines: “Nebraska, honestly, it’s not for everyone.” Of course, the opposite is true, especially when it comes to Lincoln. This progressive capital is home to the University of Nebraska, very friendly people and so many opportunities. First, unemployment has been ridiculously low recently – 2.4% in December 2019 – and it is an incredibly affordable place to live with plenty of room to spread.