09/16/2010 10:31 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs, Denver Named Top Housing Markets By Forbes

Both Colorado Springs and Denver have been named top housing markets by investors by Forbes.

A North Carolina-based real estate research firm called Local Market Monitor helped Forbes assemble the list, which was published on September 10.

Specifically, the study was "looking for markets where strong job growth is predicted, the population has expanded rapidly and home prices are at or near their bottom."

Denver was ranked as the 8th most attractive market for investors. Colorado Springs came in at number 6.

Both earned points for having a high population growth over the last ten years.

Raleigh, North Carolina was named the most attractive city for investors.