Colorado Springs, CO is a Top City for Veterans
It's hard to beat the opportunities for Physical Training, oops we mean recreational adventures, that Colorado Springs, CO, has to offer. Add in that the city is home to such military installations as Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and Schreiver Air Force Base, and Colorado Springs gives veterans a vast support network and potential job market. While the nearest VA medical center is located in Denver, about 63 miles away, there is an outpaitent clinic for veterans in Colorado Springs.
The defense industry plays a major role in the economy here, employing thousands of vets. Some of the city's largest employers develop high-tech weapons, aircraft, spaceships and electronic equipment. The city was originally a resort town, and the scenery, hikes, and geological features here are among the best in the nation. Colorado Springs is full of outdoor adventure and home of the U.S. Olympic Training Center and several club sports teams. The group Walk Score ranked the city as the 34th most walkable city in the country.
Median home price: $179,500
Unemployment rate: 9.5%
55 and over: 23%