Colorado Springs has a population of over 400,000 people, making it the 2nd most populous city in the entire state of Colorado. Colorado Springs was named the Number 1 “Best Places to Live” in the Big Cities category of Money Magazine in 2006. In 2009, it won the same honor from Outside magazine. The city is known for being located in the mountains, and is at some points over one mile above sea level. Colorado Springs has a large tourism base, and because of that, is one of the most visited cities in all of Colorado.
Colorado Springs’ has a bus system that services the entire city, called Mountain Metro. Mountain Metro doesn’t service the suburbs, but it is important for traveling throughout the city. Besides the bus system, most of the traffic comes from private cars, including interstate highways Interstate 25, and Colorado State Highway 21 and 83. A lot of Colorado residents enjoy walking, and Colorado Springs scored 34th on the most “walkable” US cities by Walk Score.