COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After evaluating 599 U.S. cities, the Military Times has ranked Colorado Springs as the Best Place for Veterans 2019. Colorado Springs topped the “Large Cities” category, besting Virginia Beach and 2017 winner San Antonio. The ranking, which was released today, was based on the evaluation of three broad categories including veteran and military culture and services, economic indicators and livability factors to include crime, health, school quality and traffic.
“We are honored though not surprised to find our city atop another ‘best place to live’ list,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. “This community is extremely supportive of its veteran and active duty populations and we are proud to be considered a welcoming home for the men and women who serve our nation.”
The top ranking marks Colorado Springs’ third straight appearance in the top three. Colorado Springs ranked third in the news outlet’s 2016 and 2017 polls.