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Runner-up: Best place to postpone a career
Aspen for the rest of us: world-class skiing, mountain biking, and fly-fishing, and a vastly lower cost of living than in the resort town 30 miles away. Some Carbondale residents bike to jobs in Aspen. Others work in Carbondale’s growing green-energy economy.
Average monthly rent for a 1-bedroom apartment: $972