Located in the state of Colorado, Security-Widefield is a mid-sized city with a population of 34,956 residents. At 77%, the majority of the Security-Widefield population is White; this is followed by 8% Black and 3% Asian. With an average age of 33 years old, Security-Widefield could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. 79% of the people in Security-Widefield (over the age of 15) are married and 57% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Living in Security-Widefield can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Colorado, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Security-Widefield and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Security-Widefield to Colorado and the national average.
With a livability score of 64 out of 100, Security-Widefield is ranked #18,722 in the United States and #229 in Colorado. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Security-Widefield has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A-) and housing (B-). On a less positive note, Security-Widefield does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Security-Widefield has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Security-Widefield apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.
Security-Widefield real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Security-Widefield. The median home price for Security-Widefield homes is $173,500, which is 34.4% lower than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Security-Widefield, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 28.6% lower than the Colorado average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Security-Widefield will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Security-Widefield, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.6%.