9/5/2016  Ryan B.

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Colorado Springs is an ideal place to call home for young professionals, businesses, and outdoor-lovers alike. Whether you’re looking to enjoy one of Colorado Springs’ many hiking trails, explore our country’s military heritage at the Air Force Academy, or hop on over to Manitou for a quaint mountain town experience, the wide variety of things to do and see in Colorado Springs make it one of Colorado’s greatest places to be.

For the past few decades, Colorado Springs has been experiencing unprecedented growth and continues to expand. With a population of just over 400,000 The Springs continues to attract a wide range of people and industries. Military installations such as Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, and Shriever Air Force Base as well as defense contractors such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrup Grumman are by far some of the largest employers in the city and one of the main drivers of the city’s economic development. In addition to military installations and aerospace and defense contractors, Colorado Springs also has a significant technology sector. Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and Intelligent Software Solutions, and many others all have a significant presence in the city.

Along with the city as a whole, Colorado Springs’ institutions of higher learning have also been expanding to meet the growing demand of a boom in the city’s young population. Widely renowned for its professional engineering and business colleges, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is the city’s largest university. Other colleges in the area include Colorado College, University of the Rockies, the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Technical University, DeVry, and other for-profit schools.

Colorado Springs boasts a substantial range of different attractions for visitors and locals alike. The springs is famous for its extensive hiking trails and other outdoor attractions including Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Seven Falls, Red Rock Canyon, Barr Trail, and the infamous Manitou Incline. In addition to its beautiful outdoor attractions, Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas are home to many other places of interest including The Royal Gorge, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, North Pole, Flying W Ranch, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the United States Olympic Training Center.

With its stunning mountain backdrop, eclectic inhabitants, and one of the best qualities of life in the whole country, The Springs continues to captivate and inspire those who come here. So whether you’re looking for a stellar place to visit or for a new place to call your home, Colorado Springs promises to take your breath away.