The 10 Best Colorado Springs, CO Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Colorado Springs are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Colorado Springs.
Best Neighborhoods In 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 2019:

  1. Briargate (Homes)
  2. Northwest Colorado Springs (Homes)
  3. Old Colorado City (Homes)
  4. Northgate (Homes)
  5. Southwest Colorado Springs (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Colorado Springs for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Briargate looks to be the best Colorado Springs neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Colorado Springs that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Colorado Springs.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Colorado Springs hoods in 2019

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:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

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, Briargate.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Colorado Springs, Colorado has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Briargate Colorado Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 48,215
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $283,838 (5th best)
Median Income: $84,108 (5th best)
More on Briargate: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,735
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $327,777 (4th best)
Median Income: $92,272 (3rd best)
More on Northwest Colorado Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Old Colorado City Colorado Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,130
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $460,100 (2nd best)
Median Income: $86,274 (4th best)
More on Old Colorado City: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,515
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $409,033 (3rd best)
Median Income: $98,508 (2nd best)
More on Northgate: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,399
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $512,883 (1st best)
Median Income: $98,855 (1st best)
More on Southwest Colorado Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In 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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs aren’t all good. Southeast Colorado Springs takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Colorado Springs.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Colorado Springs For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Briargate 48,215 $283,838 $84,108
2 Northwest Colorado Springs 20,735 $327,777 $92,272
3 Old Colorado City 2,130 $460,100 $86,274
4 Northgate 3,515 $409,033 $98,508
5 Southwest Colorado Springs 9,399 $512,883 $98,855
6 Northeast Colorado Springs 48,969 $211,330 $53,034
7 East Colorado Springs 49,900 $221,109 $47,180
8 Powers 152,311 $184,842 $61,137
9 Central Colorado City 26,165 $277,152 $51,237
10 West Colorado Springs 13,407 $225,383 $49,735
11 Southeast Colorado Springs 50,481 $138,579 $39,845

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.