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Looking for a cheap city to raise a family? Try Colorado Springs

Published: April 16, 2014, 4:52 pm, by Dalton Walker

Colorado Springs is the second cheapest city to raise a family, according to an article on Cheapism.com.

That news probably makes a lot of local families happy or help would-be Colorado Springs families on the fence make a decision.

Out of 52 mid-size U.S. cities, including cities like Portland and Minneapolis, the Springs is just behind Omaha, Neb., according to Cheapism. Click on the link above to see which other cities made the list

Cities with populations between 300,000 and 1 million were included in rankings based on cost of living, school district spending and median household income, according to Cheapism.

Here is what’s said about our lovely city:

“Colorado Springs claims one of the lowest violent crime rates among the 52 cities we looked at. The cost of living is on par with the national average and nearly one-third of residents commute less than 15 minutes each way. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Vanguard School 141 among the nation’s high schools. The city is home to beautiful parks, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.”

Do you agree with the rankings or do you have a different story to what you consider a cheap place to raise a family? Share with us below.