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:
- Southwest Colorado Springs (Homes)
- Northgate (Homes)
- Old Colorado City (Homes)
- Northwest Colorado Springs (Homes)
- Briargate (Homes)
- Central Colorado City (Homes)
- East Colorado Springs (Homes)
- Northeast Colorado Springs (Homes)
- Powers (Homes)
- West Colorado Springs (Homes)
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.
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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:
- 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.
1. Southwest Colorado Springs
Median Income: $99,937
Median Home Value: $489,317
Median Income: $90,849
Median Home Value: $394,000
3. Old Colorado City
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.
More on Old Colorado City: Real Estate | Data
4. Northwest Colorado Springs
Median Income: $88,394
Median Home Value: $317,562
Median Income: $87,181
Median Home Value: $273,257
6. Central Colorado City
Median Income: $50,468
Median Home Value: $261,017
7. East Colorado Springs
Median Income: $44,812
Median Home Value: $203,483
8. Northeast Colorado Springs
Median Income: $48,722
Median Home Value: $197,109
Median Income: $60,182
Median Home Value: $180,488
10. West Colorado Springs
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.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Colorado Springs:
- Southeast Colorado Springs
- West Colorado Springs
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs
|1||Southwest Colorado Springs||9,227|
|3||Old Colorado City||1,849|
|4||Northwest Colorado Springs||20,342|
|6||Central Colorado City||24,795|
|7||East Colorado Springs||49,570|
|8||Northeast Colorado Springs||46,862|
|10||West Colorado Springs||13,248|
|11||Southeast Colorado Springs||49,762|