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Colorado Springs Relocation FAQ’s

Posted by Sarah Steen on October 8, 2018
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Relocation FAQ'sWe’ve gathered up a list of frequently asked questions (and answers!) to make your move to Colorado Springs as smooth as possible. We covered all the basics from utilities and cable, to libraries and public services. Have more questions? Feel free to comment below and we’d be happy to help.

Relocation Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How big is Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs has a land area of 194.9 square miles. In 2016, the estimated population was 465,101. Colorado Springs is the most extensive municipality in Colorado. It ranks as the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 40th most populous city in the United States.

 

  1. What county is Colorado Springs in?

Colorado Springs is the largest city in El Paso County.

 

  1. What is the elevation of Colorado Springs?

Downtown Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level although some areas of the city are significantly higher or lower. In contrast, the Sky Sox Baseball team’s stadium, located in the northeast part of the city is 6,531 feet above sea level and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in the southwest part of the city is 6,800 feet above sea level.

 

  1. Where do I find information about schools in the Colorado Springs area?

We have public schools, charter schools and private schools all with a choice in system. You can go our extensive blog post on school information here:

http://yourcoloradospringshouse.com/school-options-in-colorado-springs/

Special Needs contacts for each district and information about the transition programs 

Please note that some districts do not have bus service or only limited service.

 

  1. How do I get a Colorado Driver’s license?

DMV offices are run by El Paso County and operate 8-5 M-F. Some offices have Saturday hours, call (719) 520-6240 for more details.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/faq-driver-license
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/node/44456/

DMV Locations:

  • 2447 N Union Blvd – This is the main location for obtaining a new driver’s license.
  • 8830 N Union Blvd
  • 1675 W Garden of the Gods Rd
  • 200 S Cascade Ave
  • 5650 Industrial Pl
  1. How do I get Colorado State License plates?

The offices are the same as county offices listed on #5. See the link for more details for what you’ll need to bring with you:

    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/regular-license-plates

 

  1. How do I find crime stats for Colorado Springs?

The Colorado Springs Police Department lists crime data on their website:

 

  1. Where is the El Paso County Courthouse?

    270 S Tejon St (719) 452-5000

    https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Contact.cfm?District_ID=4

 

  1. Where is City Hall?

    107 N Nevada Ave (719) 385-5986

    https://coloradosprings.gov/city-council/page/historic-city-hall

 

  1. Where is the post office?

The main post office for Colorado Springs is located at 201 E Pikes Peak Ave (719) 570-5336. To find the post office closest to your home or work: https://tools.usps.com/go/POLocatorAction.action

 

  1. How do I obtain a license for my pet?

In Colorado Springs, all cats and dogs must have a license. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has pet licensing on their website: https://www.hsppr.org/.

If you have any questions, call their main phone line at (719) 473-1741.

 

  1. Where is the animal shelter?

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is located at 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs CO 80905. You can reach them by phone at (719) 473-1741 or via their website:

 

  1. Who can I ask for more information about home buying in Colorado Springs:

Call Susanna Haynie, Relocation Specialist; text or call: 719-321-0800, email: susanna@co-regroup.com

 

  1. How do I find information on home builders?

The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs can be reached by phone (719) 592-1800 or via their website: https://www.cshba.com/. Check out our post with a list of all new construction in Colorado Springs.

 

  1. Where is the library?

The Pikes Peak Library District has 16 locations and a mobile unit. To find the location closest to you, visit their website: https://ppld.org/ or call them at (719) 531-6333.

 

  1. How do I find a church near my home?

There is a national website that lists all the denominations of churches and where they are located https://www.churchfinder.com/churches/co/colorado-springs. You can also find detailed profiles of some of the churches and contact information there as well.

 

  1. What grocery stores are doing business in Colorado Springs?

 

  1. What banks/credit unions are in Colorado Springs?

   https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=banks&find_loc=Colorado+Springs%2C+CO

 

  1. How do I find a daycare near me?

    Here is a day care referral service:

    PPR Family Child Care Association (719) 475-8828 http://www.coloradospringschildcare.com/

    www.care.com

 

  1. Where are the hospitals?
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital
    1400 E Boulder St
    (719) 365-5000
  • Penrose St. Francis (Northeast)
    6001 E Woodmen Rd
    (719) 776-5000
  • UC Health Memorial Hospital North
    2222 N Nevada Ave
    (719) 364-5000
  • Penrose (Centura Health)
    4050 Briargate Pkwy
    (719) 776-5000
  • Children’s Hospital, late 2018:
    https://www.childrenscolorado.org/about/news/2016/november-2016/childrens-hospital-colorado-groundbreaking-colorado-springs/

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=hospitals&find_loc=Colorado+Springs%2C+CO

 

21.    How do I learn more about ground transportation (buses, taxis)?

Colorado Springs has a city bus system, Mountain Metropolitan Transit. Their main office is located at 1015 Transit Dr (719) 385-RIDE

https://coloradosprings.gov/mountain-metro

There are several cab companies in Colorado Springs that offer taxi service;

  1. Where is the closest airport?

 

  1. Which trash companies serve Colorado Springs?

 

  1. What is the non-emergency number for the police department, sheriff’s office and fire department?
  • Colorado Springs Police Department (719) 444-7000
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (719) 538-2217
  • Fire Department (719) 385-5950

 

  1. How do I contact the utility department?

 

  1. What phone companies serve Colorado Springs?

 

  1. What cable and satellite companies serve Colorado Springs?

 

  1. How do I find more information about neighborhoods in Colorado Springs?
  • Check out our extensive information on researching neighborhoods: Tips for Researching Neighborhoods
  • Our blog has information about each neighborhood in the area: http://yourcoloradospringshouse.com/category/colorado-springs/neighborhoods/
  • You can also get all of this information in our free, downloadable Neighborhoods Guide.

 

Do you have more questions about your relocation to Colorado Springs? Email (susanna@co-regroup.com), call or text (719-321-0800) Susanna Haynie, Relocation Expert and Real Estate Broker.

click here to download your Colorado Springs Neighborhoods Guide Download

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