3.6 out of 10


40.4850245192811 -103.354060525451
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"A small town in northeastern Colorado"

Merino is a small town of just 284 residents and lies in the upper northeast corner of Colorado. Many of the homes here are small single family houses and mobile homes, which are spread out on good sized yards. The streets are tree lined with large trees which give a lot of shade in the summertime. Most of the roads are still dirt, making for a mess when it rains or snows.

The main industry in Merino is manufacturing, followed by professional, scientific, and technical services. The median household income is $38,615 with about 20% of the residents here living in poverty. The homes here are inexpensive as well, compared to Colorado averages and you can buy a median priced home for around $105,500.

There are no real amenities here, so residents must travel elsewhere for things such as shopping or dining out. Sterling is the closest big town, and with almost 15,000 residents, there is a pretty good variety of restaurants here. It's only about a 20 minute drive to Sterling.

The schools in Merino are about average when you compare them to the rest of the state. This would be a good location to live in for a truck driver who frequently uses I-76 or for people on a limited budget who like living where you know all your neighbors.
  • low cost of living
  • no amenities
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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