Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, at an elevation of 6,035 ft., is a city in Colorado at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. It lies near glacier-carved Pikes Peak, a landmark in Pike National Forest with hiking trails and a cog railway leading to its 14,114-ft. summit. The city’s Garden of the Gods park features iconic red-sandstone formations and mountain views. 

The Economics

Colorado Springs, CO San Francisco
Estimated Population (BestPlaces.net) 450,000 864,263
Average Home Cost (BestPlaces.net) $288K $1.4M
Median Income (BestPlaces.net) $54,228 $78,378
Overall Tax Burden (Based on Statewide Averages – WalletHub) 26th Highest 10th Highest
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The Intangibles

Colorado Springs, CO San Francisco
Amenities (AreaVibes.com) A+ A+
Crime (AreaVibes.com) F F
Schools (AreaVibes.com) F D+
Cost of Living (AreaVibes.com) D+ F
Healthcare – State Ranking (US News) 10th Best 5th Best