These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs that are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Colorado Springs.
Worst Neighborhoods In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Colorado Springs.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Colorado Springs. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Colorado Springs neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Colorado Springs hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Colorado Springs area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Shooks Run ranks way above the rest.

We examined 33 of Colorado Springs’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Colorado Springs’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Colorado Springs according to data:

  1. Broadmoor
  2. Peregrine
  3. Cheyenne Hills
  4. Springs Ranch
  5. Deerfield Hills
  6. Mountain Shadows
  7. Stratton Meadows
  8. Broadmoor Hills
  9. Skyway
  10. Kissing Camels

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Colorado Springs for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Broadmoor looks to be the worst neighborhood in Colorado Springs.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Colorado Springs that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

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How we determined the worst Colorado Springs hoods in 2019

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Colorado Springs:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Colorado Springs.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Colorado Springs to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 33 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

1. Broadmoor

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 1,192
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $569,079 (32nd worst)
Median Income: $89,432 (30th worst)

2. Peregrine

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 1,948
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $477,360 (28th worst)
Median Income: $124,634 (33rd worst)

3. Cheyenne Hills

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 3,361
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $255,121 (19th worst)
Median Income: $46,912 (13th worst)

4. Springs Ranch

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 10,401
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $188,677 (12th worst)
Median Income: $67,648 (25th worst)

5. Deerfield Hills

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 4,218
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $176,396 (9th worst)
Median Income: $41,672 (7th worst)

6. Mountain Shadows

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 2,695
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $379,148 (24th worst)
Median Income: $96,207 (32nd worst)

7. Stratton Meadows

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 6,131
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $116,450 (1st worst)
Median Income: $37,406 (3rd worst)

8. Broadmoor Hills

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 4,740
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $691,952 (33rd worst)
Median Income: $91,624 (31st worst)

9. Skyway

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 1,502
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $449,322 (27th worst)
Median Income: $80,940 (29th worst)

10. Kissing Camels

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Colorado Springs

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Population: 2,452
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $555,519 (30th worst)
Median Income: $65,148 (24th worst)

The ‘hoods around Colorado Springs that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs with Broadmoor landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Colorado Springs aren’t all bad. Shooks Run takes the cake as the best place to live in Colorado Springs.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Colorado Springs For 2019

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

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