Colorado Springs

Life in Colorado Springs is whatever you want it to be, thanks to the abundance of sunshine enjoyed all year long.

Welcome to Colorado Springs

 

Where city living combines with majestic mountain beauty

Just south of Denver, you will find the majestic beauty of Colorado Springs. It is situated at the base of Pikes Peak and on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains range — you always have something magical to see whether you're relaxing at home or exploring the city.

Colorado Springs' illustrious history dates back to before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 when it was home to the Native Americans. However, it truly became the place to be when it was still the "Kansas Territory" when the Pikes Peak Gold Rush was in its prime. Today, it is a place of modern convenience and rustic beauty combined. Military families, retired veterans, and more spend their time here thanks to several nearby military bases.

What to Love

  • Fantastic outdoor activities
  • Delightful neighborhoods
  • Spacious freedom
  • Close to modern conveniences
  • Abundant sunshine year-round, even in winter months
  • Rich history to explore

Local Lifestyle

Life in Colorado Springs is whatever you want it to be, thanks to the abundance of sunshine enjoyed all year long. It allows people to truly embrace living their life outside in the mountains, and in one of the many parks in and around the city. Some residents even raise horses and spend their time riding through mountain or park trails. Others take advantage of the many parks and hiking trails by riding bikes, hiking, camping, and simply exploring the beauty around them. No matter what residents choose to do, the great outdoors play an important role in their everyday life.

With all the green space so close to the city, it truly is the best of both worlds combined. In fact, many residents can walk or bike to areas that provide exceptional outdoor adventures within just minutes of their homes.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If you're not in the mood to go adventuring, you also have an unending list of shopping, dining, and entertainment options to explore. Most are also just moments away from home. At First & Main Town Center, visitors can dine, shop, or stop in for a movie at one of the local theaters.

The Promenade Shops at Briargate is another local favorite. It is an outdoor mall filled with exceptional stores and eateries. Here, you can get your nails done, shop for electronics, or apparel to wear when out on the town or exploring the surrounding nature.

The Chapel Hills Mall provides many options for retail shopping as well.

When it's dining you want, the hardest part is deciding where to go to satisfy your food cravings. There are tasty treats available from all over the world, as proven by the exclusive Edelweiss German Restaurant. For those who crave a little nightlife, The Rabbit Hole is sure to appease your craving for unique fun. It is an underground restaurant with virtually anything your taste buds want to savor, from steaks to shrimp. 

There are endless options of wonderful restaurants in Colorado Springs, many with mountain views.  We would be happy to send you a list of our favorites!

Things to Do

If food and drinks aren't enough to satisfy your craving for a more active lifestyle, Colorado Springs has plenty more to see. One favorite for residents is a visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits the zoo, and it is home to over 750 animals.

The Garden of the Gods is a popular tourist spot, but it is also a place that residents often visit. This awe-inspiring area with red rock peaks that reach toward the sky was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1971. Another event residents enjoy is the Hot Air Balloon Festival. This event takes place at Memorial Park every September, and the balloons fill the air with breathtaking splendor.

If you're willing to travel just a couple of miles to Manitou Springs, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings are worth exploring. Although it's been reconstructed, it is considered a historical site that consists of ancestral Puebloan ruins. These ruins date back to between 800 and 1000 years ago.

Schools

Children who live in Colorado Springs are a part of several school districts, depending on where you live.  However, Colorado Springs also gives families the “School of Choice” option where you can apply to have your child attend a school outside of your designated neighborhood school, as long as you can provide transportation.

There are many private and charter schools as well, depending on what your child’s needs are.

 

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Overview for Colorado Springs, CO

475,282 people live in Colorado Springs, where the median age is 34.9 and the average individual income is $37,979. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

475,282

Total Population

34.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$37,979

Average individual Income

Around Colorado Springs, CO

There's plenty to do around Colorado Springs, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
64
Bikeable
Bike Score
31
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Jo Jo's Chuck Stop, BC’s Barbecue, and A Likely Story Bookshop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.68 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.69 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Colorado Springs, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Colorado Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
The Vanguard School (Elementary)
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Buena Vista Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Queen Palmer Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Trailblazer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Giving Tree Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Colorado Springs School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Colorado International Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Rockrimmon Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
2/5
High Plains Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Discovery Canyon Campus High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
The Classical Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Skyway Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Pinon Valley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
The Vanguard School (Middle)
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Eastlake High School of Colorado Springs
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Mountain Vista Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Evangelical Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
Mountain Song Community School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
James Irwin Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Spring Creek Youth Services Center
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Foothills Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
The Classical Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
The Da Vinci Academy School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
The Classical Academy Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Gold Camp Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Nikola Tesla Education Opportunity Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Stratton Meadows Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Divine Redeemer Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Hillsprings Learning Center
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
Mountain Vista Homeschool Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Discovery Canyon Campus Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Cheyenne Mountain High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Stratton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Galileo School of Math and Science
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Odyssey Early College and Career Options
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Born To The Golden Mountain Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Primrose School Of Briargate
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Colorado Springs Christian Schools
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Soaring Eagles Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Colorado Springs Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Colorado Military Academy
PUBLIC
K - 11th
1/5
Mountain View Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Academy Endeavour Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Martinez Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Springs Studio for Academic Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bricker Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
James Irwin Charter Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Rocky Mountain Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Primrose School Of Cottonwood Creek
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Primrose School Of Springs Ranch
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Thomas MacLaren State Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Explorer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Chinook Trail Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Fremont Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Springs Ranch Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Giberson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Monterey Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
James Irwin Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Atlas Preparatory Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
Prairie Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Liberty High School