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Your Kind of Town: Divide, Colorado
Are you an urban adventurer or a small-town dreamer? Do you crave culture or live for the beach? Find your spot in these 31 action-packed locales.
Text by Dan Grushkin

 Small Towns:

St. Johnsbury, VT  |  Dillon, MT  |  Divide, CO  |  Port Townsend, WA
Spearfish, SD 
Waynesville, NC

Divide, Colorado:

Population: 5,000

Median Home Price: $165,000

Number Of Stoplights: Two

The Scene: Divide attracts families and retirees who crave mountain life without total isolation. You can work in Colorado Springs (45 minutes away) and climb the Garden of the Gods sandstone.

OPTIONS: Mueller State Park is nearby and Cripple Creek is your backyard, while Colorado's top ski resorts, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin, are just an hour away.

OUTFITTER: The Garden of the Gods hogbacks jut out of the scrub like knife blades, a challenge for any climber. For a guided climb, contact  Front Range Climbing Company (

GOOD EATS: Have a cup o' joe and a brownie big enough to be a meal at Killday's, a local coffee shop (+1 719 686 7703).

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