These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs


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

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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:

  1. Southwest Colorado Springs
  2. Old Colorado City
  3. Northgate
  4. Briargate
  5. Northwest Colorado Springs
  6. Central Colorado City
  7. East Colorado Springs
  8. Northeast Colorado Springs
  9. Powers
  10. West Colorado Springs

Read on to see how we determined the places around Colorado Springs that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs?

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 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.

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1. Southwest Colorado Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,988
Median Home Price: $502,950
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,650
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

2. Old Colorado City

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,835
Median Home Price: $437,600
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,650
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%

3. Northgate

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,525
Median Home Price: $399,233
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,650
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%

4. Briargate

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 45,090
Median Home Price: $271,529
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,425
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

5. Northwest Colorado Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,734
Median Home Price: $314,308
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,470
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%

6. Central Colorado City

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,028
Median Home Price: $255,878
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,817
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

7. East Colorado Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,221
Median Home Price: $210,096
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,568
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%

8. Northeast Colorado Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 45,540
Median Home Price: $202,458
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,526
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

9. Powers

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 142,221
Median Home Price: $187,946
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,803
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%

10. West Colorado Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,280
Median Home Price: $223,233
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,213
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

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.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Colorado Springs:

  1. Southeast Colorado Springs
  2. West Colorado Springs
  3. Powers

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Southwest Colorado Springs 1 8,988 $502,950 1,650 2.8%
Old Colorado City 2 1,835 $437,600 1,650 2.4%
Northgate 3 2,525 $399,233 1,650 2.5%
Briargate 4 45,090 $271,529 3,425 5.0%
Northwest Colorado Springs 5 19,734 $314,308 2,470 4.8%
Central Colorado City 6 25,028 $255,878 3,817 5.9%
East Colorado Springs 7 47,221 $210,096 4,568 6.2%
Northeast Colorado Springs 8 45,540 $202,458 4,526 6.6%
Powers 9 142,221 $187,946 4,803 6.3%
West Colorado Springs 10 13,280 $223,233 4,213 6.6%
Southeast Colorado Springs 11 47,921 $147,195 5,606 7.8%

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