Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, #2 Best Places to Live by U.S News in 2022!
Colorado Springs’ tourism starts with it’s own local airport allowing easy access to mountains, wide-open spaces, United Olympic Training Center, museums, hiking, camping, horseback riding, waterfalls, local attractions to include Santa Clause and breathing taking views from a top of the tallest mountain in Colorado (you can see 5 states) , local sports and stadiums, zoo, ProRodeo Hall of Fame, and so much more. It’s no wonder Colorado Springs is called “Outdoor Play Land.”
Colorado Springs is located in the East-Central part of Colorado in El Paso County. Monument and Fountain Creek run and meet in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is the largest city by area at 195.8 square miles but it is the second largest community in Colorado. Colorado Springs sits at 6,035 feet in elevation, higher than Denver. Colorado Springs is located by the base of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. Population as of 2020 was just under 479,00 while El Paso County has about 710,500. Having over 5 school districts, many charter and private schools, plus more than a handful of colleges and universities.
Colorado Springs’ economy is predominantly military, high-tech industry, and tourism. Surrounded by 5 major bases; Peterson SpaceForce Base, Schriever Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Station, Fort Carson Post, and the Air Force Academy.
Colorado Springs is known for its 300 days of sunshine a year. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. With the sun, weather has been known to show all 4 seasons in one day and snow can happen when you least expect it to include spring and summer like months. Though don’t worry it never stays long and melts.
No matter what your interests are Colorado Springs has something for everyone, “Live It Up!”