July 16, 2020

Best Places to Live in Colorado Springs

As the second-largest city in the state, Colorado Springs has every modern luxury and resource shared by our northern neighbor – minus the traffic and congestion of a mega-city. The Best Places to Live in the Country U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado Springs in the top three out of 125, and by the end of this blog, you will have no question as to why our region is a top pick for your work/play lifestyle.

A Top Place to Work

In the era of COVID-19, it’s vitally important for employers to collaborate with their employees to create safe and efficient work-from-home environments. The state of Colorado ranks among the top 15 states in terms of the volume of remote workers per capita, and according to a report from FlexJobs, 6.3% of workers in Colorado Springs are working remotely – a percentage higher than most states.

For all of the entrepreneurs out there, WalletHub ranked Colorado Springs as one of the top 30 cities in the country to start a business. The city also ranked as the second most affordable in office space. Whether you’re a manufacturer, a techie, or a visionary, our startup ecosystem here in Colorado Springs has the support and resources your business needs. Check out our partner in the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center for additional resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Also, view existing Colorado Springs companies to get an idea of the type of businesses that are already thriving here.

A Top Place to Live

The statistics show that Colorado Springs is a great place to do business, but what about as a place to live? In a separate ranking, Colorado Springs tied for the #1 most desirable place to live for the second year in a row, so it’s no secret that Colorado Springs is in high demand. Numerous new housing and infrastructure developments planned for the downtown district will only add to the western charm of Colorado Springs. An ambitious apartment project planned for Colorado Springs’ east side will add over 300 new units to the city – the most for any single apartment project in the history of the region. The proposed venture called Elan at Pikes Peak will join several existing multifamily developments – creating a thriving community.

If downtown living isn’t your thing, view these rising Colorado Springs communities:

  • Manitou Springs: Known for its numerous natural mineral springs dotted throughout the historic district, Manitou Springs is an eclectic and historic community located just west of Colorado Springs off Route 24. Established in 1890, the town is nestled right at the foot of Pikes Peak. Don’t let its quaint charm fool you; Manitou Springs’ vibrant downtown offers unique dining, shopping, art, and lodging, while its proximity to the abundant recreational attractions range from hiking The Manitou Incline to exploring Cave of the Winds.
  • Monument: A rapidly growing suburb of Colorado Springs, Monument is becoming the trendy crown-jewel of northern El Paso County. Situated near Monument Lake and just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy, this town is home to excellent schools, local businesses, and convenient retail centers. The ideal quaint town to raise a family.

Learn More

If you think Colorado Springs is the right place for you, and are interested in moving to Colorado Springs, please reach out to the Chamber & EDC for more information and resources.