Colorado Springs Information

Why should you move to Colorado Springs?  Because it’s a great place to live.  With a population of 400,000 in the city limits and over 500,000 in the metro area, Colorado Springs has over 300 days of sunshine and over 7,000 acres of parks.Colorado Springs, at an elevation of 6,035 ft., is a city in Colorado at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. It lies near glacier-carved Pikes Peak, a landmark in Pike National Forest with hiking trails and a cog railway leading to its 14,114-ft. summit. The city’s Garden of the Gods park features iconic red-sandstone formations and mountain views.

Look at some of what our city and area offer!
  • #1 most desirable places to live by US World News and World Report 2018-2019
  • #1 mid-sized American cities for human capital and lifestyle by fDi Intelligence 2017-2018
  • #1 fastest growing city for millennials by Brookings Institution 2018
  • #2 best places to live by US World News and World Report 2018
  • #2 Best city to be a tech worker by SmartAsset 2015
  • #4 business friendly city by Thumbtack 2018
  • One of the best areas for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals by Wallethub 2016
  • Top 10 mid-sized metro areas Where College Grads Move for Jobs by American Institute for Economic Research 2015
  • Top 10 markets for brain power by Business Journals 2014
  • One of the top metro areas to start a business by CNBC 2016
  • One of the best places for business & careers by Forbes 2015
  • 17 school districts that include public, private, and charter schools
  • Home to over 250 aerospace and defense companies, and the operations of key national defense commands
  • One of the fittest populations in the country
  • Has a history in advancing the information technology industry, IT, and cybersecurity
  • Manufacturing facilities operate on low utility costs and taxes, and lead some of the world’s most innovative manufacturing ventures around the globe
  • Home of the Olympics’ headquarters
  • “America the Beautiful was written here 120 years ago
  • 70 year military presence with five installations with key national commands such as the Air Force Space CommandNorth American Aerospace Defense CommandMissile Defense Integration and Operations Center,and the United States Air Force Academy
  • 5% lower housing costs of national average
  • 3% of residents have a bachelors’ degree or higher
  • Hiking, sports, climbing, world class concerts, biking, fishing, lakes and reservoirs, camping, skiing, and hot springs to name some of the immediate and nearby activities


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