Let's face it: moving to a new community can be a little overwhelming. It's a big deal to navigate a new city, start a new job, make a new house feel like home, start the kids in new schools, and find a new favorite take-out spot. And while we know many of you are pros at navigating this kind of change, having served our country in many places and ways around the world (thank you for your service!), we hope that this quick guide will give you a few extra resources to make the transition a little easier.
We hope we have the honor of being the first to welcome you to our outdoorsy, foodie, artful, olympic, smart, hardworking and truly caring community. We love Colorado Springs and know you will, too!
Colorado Springs (elevation 6,035) has a population of nearly half a million, making us the second largest city in the state. We have over 55 noteworthy attractions, an airport with non-stop service to 15 cities, and average 243 days of sunshine per year. We're also home to four military bases, nine higher education institutions, the US Olympic Committee and the mountain that inspired Katherine Lee Bates' America The Beautiful. It's no surprise that Outside Magazine named us "Best Town" and we topped the list for Money Magazine's "Big Cities to Live In."
THINGS TO DO
A quick Google search will yield a wide array of fabulous things to do and see in our town, but we've also compiled many of our favorites in previous blog posts:
Our arts, culture and events scene is easy to tap into with the Peak Radar calendar, and the Trails and Open Space Coalition's website makes it easy to find the perfect hike, dog walk or park for your afternoon or weekend play time.
Our communities are fortunate to be within the award-winning Academy School District 20, but Colorado Springs boasts stellar public and private schools in many districts. A helpful list of predominant school districts can be found on the Convention and Visitor's Bureau website.
Colorado Springs is in El Paso County; our Sheriff's Office website is full of helpful details, important phone numbers and more. The Department of Motor Vehicles' website can provide you with details for drivers license renewal and vehicle registration.
JOBS & BUSINESS
If entrepreneurship is your path, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center can help you along the way with a variety of resources and supports. Don't forget to register your business with the Colorado Secretary of State.
Welcome to Colorado Springs! We're so glad you're here.