Colorado Springs is more vibrant than ever! There is always something exciting to do or see. Whether it is going to a movie, enjoying an outdoor festival, attending a community class, checking out one of our talented local theatre groups or enjoying Colorado Springs’s unique outdoor activities. It is the people that make Colorado Springs special. This is a place to work, live and to call home.
Area, 183.2 sq mi The 2nd Largest City in Colorado
Pop. (2011 est.) 419,848
Capital and largest city, Denver.
Nicknames, Newport of the Rockies, Little London, The Springs
Motto, Nil Sine Numine [Nothing without Providence].
State bird, lark bunting.
State flower, Rocky Mountain Columbine.
State tree, Colorado Blue Spruce.
Colorado Springs is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains featuring Pikes Peak as the magnificent backdrop to our fine city. With over 300 days of sunshine, annually, and the
experience of all 4 seasons, it's not difficult to see why so many have chosen to call Colorado Springs home.
Colorado Springs offers some of the finest educational opportunities for any city its size. From award winning public schools, private and charter schools, to the offerings of higher education that include the Pikes Peak Community College campuses, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, as well as the private “Yale of the West” Colorado College.
Federal facilities including Ft.Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, and the Air Force Academy contribute greatly to our economy. Our local airport, Colorado Springs Airport takes the worry out of air travel. COS is designed for ease and simplicity, making it a delight to fly in and out of. Tourism also plays a vital role in Colorado Spring's economy. The city's climate, scenery, historical sites, and extensive recreational facilities bring thousands of visitors annually. Colorado Springs offers a vast landscape on which to enjoy unlimited outdoor activities such as, hiking, mountain biking, jogging, festivals, rodeos, fairs, local parades and even hot air ballooning!
Numerous resorts in towns such as Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge and Aspen offer great skiing, snowboarding, shopping and are easily accessible via I-25 and I-70 and only a few of hours away. Besides incredible fishing, campsites, and gorgeous state parks, there are many special events held thoughout the state of Colorado.
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