Moving to the Springs
What’s unique in Colorado Springs?
Elevation – 6,035 feet. (5 Effects of High Altitude Living)
Population – 465,000+ and growing
Pikes Peak – 14,115 feet of outdoor fun. Pikes Peak attracts more than 500,000 visitors every year, making it the most visited peak in North America
Garden of The Gods – Imagine dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak.
Olympic Training Center– Visit the place where Olympic dreams begin!
The Broadmoor – This historic hotel was opened in 1918 and now covers 3,000 acres with over 780 hotel rooms surrounding Cheyenne Lake, three golf courses, 20 restaurants, and more.
United States Air Force Academy – Opened to visitors daily from 9am to 5pm. Entrance is free!
Colorado Springs experiences all four seasons in bright, stunning colors. Spring and summer are famous for sunshine — on average Colorado Springs gets 243 sunny days every year! Summer temperatures average in the 80s with lower humidity levels. Fall and winter can see temperatures range from the 60s to the low teens. We get about 33 inches of snow a year. (Skiing is always a nearby option with most ski spots just a few hours away!)
Schools and Special Needs Family Members
Schools are important! El Paso County has an amazing choice program that allows students to attend any school as long as space is available.
- Public School Choice Program
- El Paso County School Districts
- Colorado Springs Charter Schools
- Downloadable Colorado Springs Schools Guide
Colorado Springs also has many programs for special needs residents. If your family member is between 18 and 21 years of age, there is a transition program available through the school districts. Colorado Springs has a very active Special Olympics program that starts at age 2 and continues for adults of all ages.
- Transition Program for Young Adults with Special Needs
- Special Olympics Colorado
- 15+ Tips For Moving With A Special Needs Child
Colorado Springs offers many different types neighborhoods that fit the needs of any individual or family relocating here.
- Top 4 Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs
- Resources for Researching Neighborhoods
- Downloadable Colorado Springs Neighborhoods Guide
In 2016, Colorado Springs was ranked #12 of Forbes’ list of cities that rank highest for business and careers. The top industries in our area include: tourism, aerospace & defense, technology, cybersecurity, IT, medical, manufacturing, sports, military, and education.
Local Restaurants & Breweries
Our city offers a variety of local restaurants to choose from, whether you’re looking for a good burger or wanting a fine-dining experience. Colorado is known for its craft beer, and Colorado Springs is no different. We have over two dozen local breweries for you to try! And because it’s sunny here so often, there are a number of restaurants and cafe’s with relaxing outdoor patios for you to enjoy the sunshine.
Things To Do & The Great Outdoors
There’s tons of fun things to do in and around Colorado Springs! We like to think there’s something here for everyone.
Outdoor activities are a way of life in Colorado – regardless of the temperature. That includes mountain biking, hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, rock climbing and more! Colorado Springs plays host to many open spaces and state parks, and if you feel like venturing outside of town – there are dozens of other areas to explore!