Welcome to Colorful Colorado
Are you considering a move to settle in Colorado either by yourself or with your family? Well, if you are, you can rest assured that you will be relocating to a great place. Colorado Springs has plenty to offer you including a low cost of living, high quality of life, delicious cuisine, low employment rates, a wide variety of entertainment and recreation options, an outstanding education system, and many more desirable factors.
According to the latest rankings by the U.S. News and World Report, Colorado Springs ranked 2nd on the Best Places to Live in 2018. Last year, the city was ranked 11th while Denver, Colorado – which is now ranked 3rd – was in the second position.
Colorado Springs attracts people of all characters to visit and live in the area. Typically, most settlers here are students, professionals, military personnel and retirees – with a median age of 34 years. The area attracts thousands of tourists per year who come to enjoy the culture and scenic, natural wonders of the world nestled in the city and its surroundings.
If you’re moving to this part of the nation, here is what to expect:
Colorado experiences a semi-arid climate but often has some extreme day-to-day variations in its weather conditions. It has abundant sunshine all year-round (with an average of 243 sunny days each year) if you are looking for a locality with plenty of warmth. Winters range from mild to moderately cold, and December or January is often the coldest month with an average of 30.74 degrees Fahrenheit.
Summers are warm, with July being the hottest month at an average of 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Snowfall is typically moderate and doesn’t stay on the ground for long because of direct sunlight. Most of the snow is experienced in March. The city is also known as one of the most lightning prone areas in the U.S. – and that’s why Nikola Tesla set his lab here to explore electricity.
Getting Around Town
Moving around in Colorado Springs isn’t difficult if you have a car. Most residents in the city prefer to drive around, with over 88% of the population using this means of transport and enjoying an average commute time of 22 minutes only. However, if you don’t have a car, you can rely on the city’s public bus system – the Mountain Metro Transit- although it is only well laid out in the downtown and along major stops, but not in residential neighborhoods.
The city is easy to walk around because it has plenty of footpaths and no congestion. It has one of the fastest-developing networks of bike paths in the nation. The city also has an airport that makes connecting to Denver for other national and international flights simple.
The region is popular among families with kids because of its reputable school system. There are many elementary and middle schools to choose from as well as colleges and universities such as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). As a parent, you can rest assured that your child is in the best school system in the region.
Things To Do
There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in Colorado Springs so you can be guaranteed that none of your weekends will be dull in this city. Many historic sites, parks, and landmarks in the region draw thousands of tourists all year-round. One of the most prominent places is the Garden of the Gods, a breathtaking, scenic and natural public park that allows visitors to experience a rich history of the area and enjoy exceptional views of unique rock formations.
Pikes Peak is also another famous hiking spot that is one of the most toured summits in the U.S. because one can drive to the top. You can do plenty of biking, zip-lining, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and many more activities within a few minutes’ drive.
From museums to zoos, fine arts centers and military academies among other attraction sites, you cannot get enough of what Colorado Springs has to offer. And if you are a food lover, why not explore the city’s exceptional restaurants and their tasty delicacies on one of our food tours?!
Colorado Springs is often referred to as Olympic City U.S.A because it is home to most U.S. athletes and is home to the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters. It is particularly popular among professional athletes because it offers excellent natural training grounds at the right altitude for enhanced physical endurance. Get a glimpse of professional athletes in action; visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The weather in the city is also conducive for athletic exercises. Hockey is also a prominent spot in Colorado colleges.
Colorado Springs has a good sense of community that makes it one of the favorite hotspots for families and married couples. It is a city with a more of a suburban feel. People here are friendly and very culturally diverse, perhaps because of intermarriages by the military personnel and athletes who come from other areas and settle here.
There are plenty of art and music festivals, cultural shows, annual events, parades, art walks and farmers markets to attend and interact with other city residents.
Colorado Springs is a great city to visit and live in. You will hardly ever have a dull moment in this city!
Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team