Recently Military Times published the results of their annual survey and assessment of best places for veterans to live.  Within the large city category (cities with a population above 200,000) Colorado Springs came in third, just behind San Diego, CA and Virginia Beach, VA.

Making the assessment, Military Times considered:

Economic factors, such as unemployment rates and housing costs.
The presence of military and veteran culture and services, such as the size of the veteran population and nearby Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities.
Livability measures, such as area health outcomes, schools and traffic.

A total of 581 places, as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau, were considered, but only 125 made the cut:

The top 25 among 76 large cities with populations of 200,000 or more.
The top 50 among 240 medium-sized cities with populations of 75,000 to 199,999.
The top 50 among 265 small cities with populations of fewer than 75,000.

For anyone interested in viewing the article and a complete listing of all cities in the three categories, click here

Written by Don Fulop, THFC Volunteer 


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