Moving in Colorado Springs
Small Town Living With Big City Flair
Founded in 1871, Colorado Springs, Colorado’s second largest city, has evolved from a quaint, Victorian spa resort town to a sophisticated city, with a charming “small town” ambiance. With access to amazing recreation, scenery and activities, Colorado Springs and the region is known for its beauty, great outdoors and access to adventure. Located 70 miles south of Denver’s International Airport and right off of Highways 25, 24 and 115, it’s a popular travel destination for families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts.
A popular Colorado Springs myth is that the city gets 300 days of sunshine a year. Turns out this was made up by the publicist for a long-defunct railroad company, hoping to lure travelers out west.
Colorado Springs area is home to the Garden of the Gods, whose red sandstone formations were thought to be sacred by the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Ute tribes, the Cave of the Winds, located just west of town, said to be 500 million years old, and a castle of sorts — an English Tudor-style mansion named Glen Eyrie, built by the city’s founder, William Jackson Palmer.