50 reviews
  1. Town in Colorado
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$608
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,057
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Alamosa Reviews

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I love Alamosa. It is a small town where everyone knows everyone. It feels like you're family. The seasons change dramatically so you see the colors of the trees and the winter is just beautiful. There are always activities thrown by the town to attend like the Ice festival, homecoming for both Adams State University and the high school.
This area gives a pretty small town feel. Anyone looking for a small town atmosphere would love it here. There are a few amazing wonders here such as the Sand Dunes. The mountains are about an hours drive away. Alamosa, Colorado also gives off a pretty country vibe. Industry is on the rise though. Many people are moving in currently. It seems like every month a couple new businesses are being opened. The most recent one is ihop. I would say Alamosa has about 10,000 people including a college campus at Adams State University which has about 1,500 students. Alamosa is located in the San Luis Valley which is an amazing area. If i were to be able to choose anywhere to raise a child or be raised it would be in San Luis Valley.
Its a nice town for people who like quiet or creating their own fun. If you like city you will not like Alamosa. The biggest attraction year-round is Walmart. Only a few hours away(not even an hour in some cases) there are beautiful local places you can visit that let you connect with the valley's history. This includes the sand dunes,hooper pool, and Zapata falls, one of our numerous hikes.