Living in Colorado is unique. Our local lifestyle is that of outdoor fun all year round. In fact, Outdoor Magazine rated Colorado Springs in their Top 10 Big Cities for Active Families in 2016. The second largest city in Colorado, we offer the best of smaller town feel and big city amenities. Why do people live in Colorado Springs?
Whether hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horseback riding, or walking a trail with your pooch, Colorado was designed for outdoor enthusiasts. We have great weather and wonderful venues that make year round activities possible. The Rocky Mountain range serves as a daily backdrop as you live, work and play here.
Majestic views of the mountains and the history of the Pikes Peak Region offer a vacation like experience in your own backyard. And our pet-friendly communities mean Fido can have just as much fun here as you do.
A Variety of Personal Expressions
Colorado Springs has a growing foodie and cultural scene. From musicians, artists, theatre, farmer’s markets, art walks, festivals, and museums, we offer a rich and diverse artisan experience. Colorado has been long known for beer, and our mountains continue to produce the best water for craft brews to pair with some of the best restaurants in the area.
Our faith communities, military presence, and sporting events are strong here as well. Several non-profits are based in the area allowing you to give back to the community if you choose. With the Air Force Academy, Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, as well as Fort Carson all in the area, we have a strong and proud military community.
Enjoy watching the Army vs Air Force Football game at the Air Force Academy, enjoy a night of hockey at Colorado College, or take in a baseball game at Sky Sox Stadium. Family friendly activities can be found all over the area, as well as adult-only venues for when you want a night out.
Whether just starting out and want a fantastic K-12 experience in one of our amazing school districts, including private and charter schools, or a prestigious higher education degree, Colorado Springs is the place to be.
Check out more detailed information about our Area Schools here
See some of our best activities on our Colorado Springs Attractions Page
Learn more about our programs for Veterans on our Military Page