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A+ Columbine Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Columbine Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than Colorado
12222% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Columbine cost of living
C+ Columbine Crime Total crime is 14% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,6464% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 384% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Columbine crime
B Columbine Employment Household income is 38% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$86,52856% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,09038% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%35% lower than the US average
Columbine employment
D+ Columbine Housing Home value is 17% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$308,90067% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,56465% higher than the US average
Home ownership
88%39% higher than the US average
Columbine real estate or Columbine rentals
C Columbine Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Columbine K-12 schools

Living in Columbine, CO

Columbine, Colorado is a moderately-sized city with a population of 25,281 residents. With a population density of 3,813 people per square mile, Columbine is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 91% of Columbine residents are White, 2% Black and 2% Asian. Columbine has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 84% of the population is classified as married and 63% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Columbine could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Colorado if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Columbine, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education and more.

The livability score in Columbine is 72 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 69th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Columbine ranks very well for amenities (A+) and employment (B). Columbine does not score well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Columbine, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Columbine is real estate affordability. The median home price for Columbine homes is $308,900, which is 16.7% higher than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Columbine, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 14.3% lower than the Colorado average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Columbine were 6.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.8%.

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Compare Columbine, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Columbine, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dayton Triangle, Aurora7912.47,850
Lodo, Denver7211.88,519
Alamo Placita, Denver7110.211,380
Washington Park, Denver709.314,825
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cherry Creek, Denver70116,586
University, Denver708.517,164
Aurora Hills, Aurora6714.78,247
Southeastern Denver, Denver6710.5123,683

Best Cities Near Columbine, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO8610.678
Meridian, CO8512.33,327
Superior, CO8324.112,928
Seven Hills, CO8333.798
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO8233.51,091
Louisville, CO7926.619,972
Leyner, CO793227
Crisman, CO7835.3402
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A Secure City

Columbine Colorado is a small town in the big state of Colorado. It has been made famous from it's high school when the Columbine Shooting happened in 1999. Unfortunately, this is how people view and the image that is associated with this city. Living in Columbine Colorado does have some positives though.

The people here are friendly and it is a small town with a family feel. Security at multiple schools is one of the highest in the Nation and the staff holds a high regard for their students. Community is a big aspect of this city since the shooting happened. Housing in Columbine Colorado is comparable to most cities in the area and there are always homes available.

Columbine Colorado is closely located to larger cities and is a small, tight knit community that holds values high. Bars and common restaurants are home to the townsfolk in the evenings. Living in Columbine Colorado relocates you to the middle of the country where the people are humble.
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