The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Colorado Springs.
Best Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs might just be Colorado's best kept secret. There are many great reasons to choose The Springs. For one, you don't have to battle the overcrowding and traffic that Denver experiences, and, two, it's just as close to the Rocky Mountains and even closer to Pikes Peak. Those are definitely enough reasons to live in Colorado Springs, but HomeSnacks has ten more: we've calculated a list of the top ten neighborhoods in Olympic City USA for 2021 and they are listed below.

How did we determine the best neighborhoods in Colorado Springs? We looked at median home prices and median income levels. We broke these numbers down for each one of Colorado Springs' 33 neighborhoods and ranked them using a home price to income ratio. Based on many of the median home prices for the top ten neighborhoods, you would think that these places would have to be some of the richest neighborhoods in Colorado Springs as well; but, that's not the case. We're happy to report that after running each neighborhood through our SnackAbility algorithm for things like safety, jobs, affordability, and great schols, Colorado Spring has many neighborhoods that aren't sacrificing "the good stuff' for affordability.

That's right. Located directly North of Colorado Springs is the best neighborhood, Peregrine, and it's a great spot if you need to live close to the United States Air Force Academy. If you guessed that The Mountain Shadows neighborhood is not only one of the top ten neighborhoods but also one that balances the outdoors with quiet streets and cool neighbors at the right price, you guessed right. And currently being trusted by over 6,000 residents, the Stratton Meadows neighborhood is a great place if you're looking for the best deal on a home. Matter of fact, homes here will run you, on average, $293,414.

At this point, you're probably asking yourself: "Why am I wasting my time in my current neighborhood" and not in one of Colorado Springs' best neighborhoods? Well, HomeSnacks can help with that, you're just going to have to keep reading.

Colorado Springs is a pretty big deal and the people here are pretty smart: 25% hold a Bachelor's Degree and 12% hold a Masters. Who wouldn't want to live next to a bunch of smart, outdoorsy people who like to drink craft beer and ski? And while we don't know where the smartest neighborhoods are located, we do know what neighborhood is the best.

So, what neighborhood is Colorado Springs' big winner? According to the latest census report and our SnackAbility algorithm, Shooks Run needs to pop a bottle of champagne.

To see a list of the rest of the Colorado Springs' neighborhoods that should celebrate too, take a look below. And if you don't find what you're looking for there, the rest are at the bottom of the page.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Colorado Springs

Population: 2,930
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $248,355 (16th best)
Median Income: $44,668 (22nd best)
More on Shooks Run: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,653
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $387,360 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $56,137 (13th best)
More on Pulpit Rock: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,035
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $184,637 (23rd best)
Median Income: $48,275 (20th best)
More on Southborough: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,859
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $230,522 (18th best)
Median Income: $71,942 (Eighth best)
More on Norwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 18,259
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $170,698 (26th best)
Median Income: $39,951 (28th best)
More on Eastborough: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,759
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $330,945 (11th best)
Median Income: $61,595 (11th best)
More on Falcon Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,612
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $146,355 (32nd best)
Median Income: $39,342 (29th best)
More on Pikes Peak Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,945
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $302,051 (12th best)
Median Income: $55,769 (16th best)
More on Holland Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,248
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $272,099 (13th best)
Median Income: $48,436 (19th best)
More on Patty Jewett: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,300
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $169,093 (27th best)
Median Income: $35,800 (33rd best)
More on Spring Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Colorado Springs, CO Neighborhoods In 2021

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 33 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, Shooks Run.

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.

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. Broadmoor 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 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Shooks Run 2,930 $248,355 $44,668
2 Pulpit Rock 4,653 $387,360 $56,137
3 Southborough 8,035 $184,637 $48,275
4 Norwood 7,859 $230,522 $71,942
5 Eastborough 18,259 $170,698 $39,951
6 Falcon Estates 7,759 $330,945 $61,595
7 Pikes Peak Park 6,612 $146,355 $39,342
8 Holland Park 2,945 $302,051 $55,769
9 Patty Jewett 5,248 $272,099 $48,436
10 Spring Creek 7,300 $169,093 $35,800
11 Knob Hill 12,325 $153,433 $43,627
12 Pleasant Valley 9,194 $209,288 $56,028
13 Park Hill 9,550 $155,489 $39,237
14 Memorial Park 6,729 $154,980 $44,076
15 Ivywild 7,686 $411,529 $55,932
16 Rockrimmon 3,950 $487,137 $78,260
17 North End 6,962 $269,696 $55,312
18 Mesa 2,590 $555,519 $56,486
19 Divine Redeemer 13,135 $161,992 $41,870
20 Venetian Village 9,063 $199,502 $42,739
21 Downtown 7,284 $184,533 $36,799
22 Stetson Hills 4,927 $232,987 $76,765
23 Rustic Hills 6,730 $205,460 $52,060
24 Kissing Camels 2,452 $555,519 $65,148
25 Skyway 1,502 $449,322 $80,940
26 Broadmoor Hills 4,740 $691,952 $91,624
27 Stratton Meadows 6,131 $116,450 $37,406
28 Mountain Shadows 2,695 $379,148 $96,207
29 Deerfield Hills 4,218 $176,396 $41,672
30 Cheyenne Hills 3,361 $255,121 $46,912
31 Springs Ranch 10,401 $188,677 $67,648
32 Peregrine 1,948 $477,360 $124,634
33 Broadmoor 1,192 $569,079 $89,432

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