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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
About Colorado Springs...
Population
448,759

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Colorado Springs Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    300
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    94
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    577
    500
  • Theft
    2,537
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    447
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,227
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Colorado Springs Reviews

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Colorado Springs is BEAUTIFUL. The mountains are nearby, providing tons of hiking opportunities. Their are several free disc golf courses within a 15 minute drive anywhere in the city. The healthy food scene is gaining steam, with Sprouts and Nature's Grocers and Whole Foods sprinkled throughout the city. Unemployment is at 2.5%, which is amazing! Jobs are extremely easy to find, especially with the wonderful help of the Pikes Peak Work Force Center. The Broncos' stadium is an hour north. There are 18 high schools to choose from, all under 20 minutes driving. If you love baseball, we have Sky Sox. Hockey? Avalanches. Football? The Colorado Flames are here. Cycling? Bike lanes are abundant. Mountain Biking? We have plenty of trails. Forbes listed Colorado Springs as the fifth best big city in the nation to live in. If nature's got a hold on your heart, Colorado Springs is where you want to live.
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I have lived here in Colorado Springs my whole life, and was born a couple miles away from the house I’ve always lived in. I love this city because it’s very encouraging to get outdoors and get healthy. Who could resist when the beautiful mountains are right there? As I travel to different states I notice that the residents here are very friendly and welcoming. We have a good mix of culture and offer plenty of activities for everyone. It’s not too chaotic but it also holds a lot of excitement and possibilities. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family or move to from a different city. I’ve never met someone who’s moved here and not liked it. It’s a small piece of heaven here and it’s getting more we’ll-deserved recognition every day!
Overall, Colorado Springs is a very welcoming place with new people coming in constantly due to the multitude of military bases. Everyone is very friendly and I would say most places in the springs are very safe. Downtown Colorado Springs is improving greatly. New restaurants, parks, and events are making it a very hopping place to be and a fun place to take out of town visitors. Also, having the mountains so close to sneak away for a short camping adventure is a huge perk!