Situated in east-central Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is an amazing city of fun attractions, choice restaurants, and breathtaking scenery! The city is home to a population of approximately 440,000, who enjoy awesome community amenities that include excellent schools, attractive neighborhoods, low crime, and beautiful weather that boasts more than 250 days of sunshine each year.
The city’s stable business-friendly economy makes it a great place to work and do business. Based primarily in technology, defense, and tourism, Colorado Springs businesses employ more than 65% of the civilian labor force and provide for a median household income of close to $54,000 annually. Colorado Springs is also home to several top military installations that provide valuable employment opportunities for both military and civilian residents.
City attractions include numerous historic homes and buildings, many located within Old Colorado City, and a designated national historic district located on the city’s west side that is a popular shopping and dining destination. The district features over 100 shops, boutiques, galleries, and eateries and is host to several annual events, including the Farmer’s Market, featuring fresh local produce June through October.
The city boasts a wealth of opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation as well. Hiking and biking enthusiasts will enjoy the Colorado Springs Urban Trail System, featuring more than 100-miles of multi-use, inter-connecting trails suitable for hiking, biking, and rollerblading. Anglers can find excellent fishing at Rampart Reservoir and Eleven Mile State Park, while golfers can hit the links at any of several championship caliber golf courses located in and around the city.
As the locals love to say, there is never a dull moment in Colorado Springs!