Springs on fittest list – but not smartest list

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Colorado Springs may have topped Men’s Fitness magazine’s fittest cities in America list, but it didn’t even make it onto Forbes 25 smartest cities in America list, released this week.

Nope, not even Denver or Pubelo made Forbes’ list, but Boulder, however, was No. 1 for the second consecutive year.

The ratings are based on the educational levels of metropolitan area residents aged 25 and older.

Forbes reported that of Boulder’s 279,897 residents, 52.92 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. It also reported that 3.97 percent of Boulder residents have a Ph.D., while 92.89 percent graduated from high school.

2 Responses to Springs on fittest list – but not smartest list

  1. Being “smart” and being “educated” are not always synonymous – in the case of the “People’s Republic of Boulder,” it may be mutually exclusive :o)

    February 12, 2008 at 4:43 pm

  2. PR, it’s success speaks for itself. I admire Boulder, they’re forward thinking and innovative, things we’re not accustomed to here. My bet, Boulder will continue to be a great place to live, while our standards of living will decrease drastically.

    April 8, 2008 at 12:39 pm