#1 – Southwest Colorado Springs
Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Colorado Springs, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Colorado Springs neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Colorado Springs are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs for 2018:
Read on to see how we determined the places around Colorado Springs that deserve a little bragging rights.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Colorado check out:
How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Colorado Springs for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 11 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Colorado Springs.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Southwest Colorado Springs.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Colorado Springs has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Median Income: $99,937
Median Home Value: $489,317
Median Income: $90,849
Median Home Value: $394,000
Median Income: $80,776
Median Home Value: $454,100
Old Colorado City, formerly Colorado City, is a national historic district in the city of Colorado Springs. Its approximate boundaries are U.S. Highway 24 to the south, 32nd Street to the west, 13th Street to the east and Uintah Street to the north, with the town square restructured as Bancroft Park.
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Median Income: $88,394
Median Home Value: $317,562
Median Income: $87,181
Median Home Value: $273,257
Median Income: $50,468
Median Home Value: $261,017
Median Income: $44,812
Median Home Value: $203,483
Median Income: $48,722
Median Home Value: $197,109
Median Income: $60,182
Median Home Value: $180,488
Median Income: $46,810
Median Home Value: $213,550
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Colorado Springs
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.