Best City in Colorado for First-Time Homebuyers
2nd Healthiest Housing Market in Colorado
Most Family-Friendly City in Colorado
5th Most Customer-Friendly City in America

The City of Centennial is consistently recognized both locally and nationally for its superb quality of life, safety, great neighborhoods and abundance of recreational opportunities. Centennial strives for innovation and excellence and the accolades listed below is proof Centennial is really quite the package!

  • 5th Best Splash Pad in the U.S. by USA Today Readers' Choice (2017)
  • One of the Best Places to Move/Open a Business from the Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards (2017)
  • 8th Best City for First-Time Homebuyers by NerdWallet (2017)
  • 2nd Healthiest Housing Market in Colorado by financial technology company SmartAsset (2017)
  • One of the Best Cities for Families by Apartment List (2017)
  • One of Best Cities to Start a Family by LendEDU (2017)
  • Centennial Center Park - Best Place for Outdoor Fun by Macaroni Kid Daisy Awards (2016)
  • #13 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine (2016)
  • 5th Most Customer-Friendly City in America by Yelp (2016)
  • #3 Best for Place for  Veterans to Live by Military Times rankings for medium cities (2016)
  • 9th Best City for First-Time Homebuyers by Wallet Hub (2016)
  • Named 4th “most successful” city in the nation by Zippia Inc. (2016)
  • One of best cities for young families by Apartment List (2016)
  • One of the safest cities in Colorado by CQ Press (2006-Current)
  • No. 4 Best Place to Live in USA Today’s 50 Best Places to Live in America (2015)
  • 80122 named 3rd “Hottest Zip Code” for home sales in the Nation by (2015)
  • Best City in Colorado for first-time home buyers by WalletHub (2015)
  • Centennial Center Park was named #1 of eight playgrounds in Colorado that make you feel like a kid again by (2015)
  • Best for Vets: Places to Live 2015 rankings for medium cities (2015)
  • “Under the Stars” Laser Light Show and Concert named Best Annual Event in Colorado Community Media’s Reader’s Choice Awards (2015)
  • No. 13 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine (2014)
  • No. 26 Best Place to Live in USA Today’s 50 Best Places to Live in America (2014)
  • America's Most Internet-Connected City by Governing Magazine (2014)
  • One of the most “equal” large communities with greatest income equality by NerdWallet (2014)
  • 5280 Magazine named Centennial Center Park Best Playground (2014)
  • Centennial Center Park received the Live Work Play Awards from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (2013)
  • No. 47 in Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine (2012)


  • Applications for Centennial 101, a free program to discover how our City works, are available until Friday, June 30. In just seven weeks participants will be involved in fun and engaging lessons whi...

  • Last August, the City of Centennial launched Go Centennial, a streamlined, innovative and tech-savvy approach for people to get to and from the Dry Creek Light Rail Station in Centennial. Go Centenni...

  • The City of Centennial is currently accepting applications to fill openings on the Senior Commission.  This is an Advisory Board to City Council to foster a greater understanding of the concerns of s...

  • The results are in! Centennial Center Park’s splash pad ranked fifth on USA Today’s latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. Seattle’s International Fountain came in first. Travel experts ...

  • Centennial Airport is closing the main runway, RWY 17L/35R, beginning May 30 as crews begin a federally-funded surface rehabilitation project. The closure will remain in effect through July 6, 2017. ...

  • The City of Centennial and Matt Sturgeon have successfully negotiated the terms and conditions of a contract for Mr. Sturgeon to serve as Centennial’s next City Manager.  The employment agreement rec...

  • The City of Centennial was voted as the Best Place to Move/Open a Business for the Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards presented by ColoradoBiz. The 25,000 votes were tabulated by DataJoe on be...

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