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 ( 450,000 864,263
Average Home Cost ( $288K $1.4M
Median Income ( $54,228 $78,378
Overall Tax Burden (Based on Statewide Averages – WalletHub) 26th Highest 10th Highest
Tax Friendliness for Retirees

(Ranked By State – Kiplinger)

Least Tax-Friendly Tax-Friendly


The Intangibles

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