What makes Colorado Spring a great place to live?

In Colorado Springs, you'll find more than purple mountains majesty to inspire you. If you like city life, but also enjoy the great outdoors, Colorado Springs may be the place for you.

The city rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and plenty of sunshine, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities

The city is also known for its robust high-tech and sports industries. Home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and four military bases, Colorado Springs is steeped in military history, memorialized in the Peterson Air and Space Museum. With the Olympic Training Center and dozens of sports federations nearby, it’s common to spot world-class athletes around town. 

CITY OVERVIEW: COLORADO SPRINGS

Population: 456,562
Median household income: $56,079
Median home value: $228,600
Median gross rent between 2011-2015: $922
Average commute: 20.8 min
Data from Data USA and the U.S. Census

Awards & Recognition

Local Schools

Families in Colorado Springs have the opportunity to find public and private schools for their child’s primary education.

Getting Around

Mountain Metropolitan Transit is Colorado Springs’ public transit authority, making more than 10,000 trips each day. A bike also a great way to travel; Colorado Springs features more than 90 miles of bike lanes, 118 miles of urban trails and 61 miles of unpaved mountain bike trails. Explore the surrounding area via the New Santa Fe Regional, Pikes Peak Greenway and Fountain Creek Regional Trails, which form a continuous path from Palmer Lake to Fountain.

Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Colorado Springs Sunset

Colorado: Adventures indoors and out

Whether you’re a city or outdoors person – or a mix of both – Colorado is your playground. 

 

With a mild climate and plenty of sunshine, Colorado residents relish their time outdoors. The numbers speak for themselves: Colorado boasts four national parks, two national recreation areas, three national historical trails, 11 national forests, 44 state parks and 323 state wildlife areas and 30 of the Rocky Mountains’ highest peaks.

 

Breathtaking ski resorts and hiking trails continue to spellbind visitors and long-time Coloradoans alike.

 

Colorado’s urban life offers endless recreation opportunities, too. A cultural hub, Denver is home to seven professional sports teams and the Denver Performing Arts Center—the largest facility of its kind.

 

 

 

Explore Nearby Cities

Can’t find the home you are looking for in Colorado Springs? Preview nearby cities and towns, which offer an average commute of less than 30 minutes.

Living In Black Forest

Population Median Household Income Median Home Value Median Gross Rent Between 2011-2016 Average Commute
12,918 $105,313 $423,300 $2,071 26.9 min

Living In Fountain

Population Median Household Income Median Home Value Median Gross Rent Between 2011-2016 Average Commute
27,062 $57,057 $185,000 $1,233 22.3 min

Living In Manitou Springs

Population Median Household Income Median Home Value Median Gross Rent Between 2011-2016 Average Commute
5,211 $49,139 $289,600 $794 19.3 min

Living In Monument

Population Median Household Income Median Home Value Median Gross Rent Between 2011-2016 Average Commute
6,252 $93,341 $323,300 $1,642 18.7 min

Living In Security-Widefield

Population Median Household Income Median Home Value Median Gross Rent Between 2011-2016 Average Commute
34,836 $57,375 $168,300 $1,168 21.9 min

Living In Woodland Park

Population Median Household Income Median Home Value Median Gross Rent Between 2011-2016 Average Commute
7,155 $64,945 $255,500 $1,057 24.8 min