Word’s getting out . . . Colorado Springs is a great place to live
For those of us who have lived here any length of time, we know that Colorado Springs is a spectacular place to live. Sitting at the base of Pikes Peak with an elevation of over 6000 feet, we sit in a ‘bowl,’ protected from the harsh elements that many other Colorado cities experience.
Moderate seasonal temperatures and sunny weather year round, breath-taking surroundings, above average work force, affordable housing, five military establishments including the prestigious Air Force Academy, almost a dozen colleges, and so much more, make Colorado Springs a very inviting and exciting place to live. Located about 90 miles south of Denver, we have simple access to everything we need, and are within easy driving distance to mountain enjoyment and winter skiing.
But the word seems to be getting out. Last month the prestigious Kiplinger publication, which has been offering business forecasts and personal finance advice since the 1920s, rated Colorado Springs as the Number 4 “Best Value City for 2011.” According to the magazine, the purpose of the list is to highlight areas “with vibrant economies, reasonable living costs, and great amenities.” They couldn’t have found many cities that are better suited than Colorado Springs, and it should come as no surprise to the local residents, many of whom are outdoor enthusiasts.
A few of the things that Kiplinger found praise-worthy was the City’s willingness to offer tax-incentives to companies to relocate here, its low housing, property tax and utility costs, and the hard-to-miss “spectacular” setting along the Rockies.
Not only did the masterminds at Kiplinger see the advantages of our fair City, but Parenting magazine did also. Naming us one of the twenty best cities to raise a family, they looked at a myriad of factors and named us one of the best. Some of their criteria were the cost of housing, the opportunity for jobs, the school systems, low crime rates, the availability to enjoy the great outdoors, and many others.
So when you are looking for an economy that is on the upswing, a location that is second to none, and an opportunity for employment that is better than most, take a look at our fair City. You’ll be glad you did.
If you would like more information about living in Colorado Springs, please feel free to contact Mimi Foster.