According to a recent article on Kiplinger.com, Colorado Springs ranks as one of the top ten cities for recent college grads. The main criterion for acceptance onto this list was a vibrant economy that is creating new jobs. In addition, each of the cities was rated on “rent affordability, access to public transportation, overall cost of living, culture, nightlife and the percentage of people ages 20 to 24.”
Colorado Springs was cited for having a tech-based economy and an inexpensive cost of living. Rents are low, and it’s always listed as one of the fittest cities in the U.S, possibly because of the easy access to hundred of miles of trails and open space. Compared to other cities on the list, it has a higher proportion of 20-24 year olds. Colorado Springs was also noted for its low crime rate and well-educated citizenry.
Negatives for the city were a low median income, weak public transportation, and a high-unemployment rate for the under-skilled.
The other cities on the list are New York City, Charlotte, NC, Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., Omaha NE, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA, and Philadelphia, PA.
To see the original article and read more about the winning cities, visit Kiplinger.com