A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$922
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    274
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    83
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    534
    525
  • Theft
    2,733
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    382
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,527
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Colorado Springs Reviews

1,361 reviews
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I Love the Mountain view everyday! I love the lite traffic, friendly people, healthy community, crazy weather you cannot really experience anywhere else. I love raising my family in this community. There are many family friendly volunteer opportunities in our community and lots of community support for leadership and furthering education. I strongly recommend this community for anyone interested in living in the Midwest. This is a military town with five military installations who love and care for active, retired and discharged veterans in the community. Guaranteed 360 days of sunshine in this beautiful city and state of colorful Colorado.
Review Colorado Springs
Having traveled Europe throughout my younger years, I could not satisfy the longing to live in Europe until we landed in Colorado. Colorado Springs is nestled up against the grand mountain of Pikes Peak, stretching 14,114 feet high. From the purple skyline sunsets in the summer to the vibrant bursts of yellow aspens in the fall; there is a reason we are called colorful Colorado. One can walk their back door and find a hiking trail right outside. Others choose to live further out East in order to obtain views of the front range stretching for miles both ways. Our beautiful downtown is up and coming. Between the numerous coffee shops and unique dining options, Colorado Springs downtown offers variety. My favorite thing is the weather! We have virtually no bugs, no humidity, and 300 days of sunshine. One day may be 30 degrees and two days later 60 degrees. I'd have to say that Colorado Springs is a slice of heaven on Earth.
Colorado Springs is a gem - most people are unaware of how beautiful this town is! Magnificent mountain parks right in the city, sunny weather, low taxes, affordable real estate and wonderful Philharmonic! CONS: restaurants and shops are mediocre, rude drivers, too much crime and no beach! This is an introvert town, as oppose to, for example, California, which is a place for extraverts. The town is growing rapidly due to military expansion and retirees moving to town from neighboring states. However, it still remains quite provincial, a little too much for my taste :)