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Colorado Springs, CO

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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.

Apartments in Colorado Springs CO

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Ridgepointe At Gleneagle
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$1335

Mesa Ridge Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$1090

The Preserve At Hidden Creek
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$959

Bonterra Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$629-$779

Sienna Place
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1

$950-$1245

Creekside At Palmer Park Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Colorado Springs, CO is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.15%
  • 6.97%
  • 6.75%
  • Female
  • 7.59%
  • 6.74%
  • 6.23%
$812
is average rent in Colorado Springs, CO
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.68%
  • 6.52%
  • 6.46%
42.1%
of units are available for rent in Colorado Springs
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 6004
  • 1460
  • 2358
Getting Around in Colorado Springs, CO

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.

65
Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
37
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Colorado Springs is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.6%
  • 10.97%
  • 1.37%

Booming Tourism

<p>Colorado Springs is notable for its tourism, and the city has a prime location for the industry. Being located near the Rocky Mountains and at the base of Pikes Peak gives the city a tourism angle for snowboarding, hiking, and other visitor services. As of 2013, tourism accounted for more than 13,000 jobs and almost a $1.5 billion in revenue. Colorado Springs also has more than 50 attractions and activities near the mountains for tourists to use.</p>

Parks in Colorado Springs

<p>Colorado Springs is also world renowned for its famous national landmarks, of which its parks are many. The Garden of the Gods is a National Natural Landmark, where 300 foot sandstone rock formations can be found. The park also offers a bike ride to be held every year, where money is raised for the Trails and Open Space Coalition of Colorado Springs. Several other parks are available for visitation, including Palmer Park, America the Beautiful Park, Memorial Park, and Monument Valley Park.</p>

Local Olympians

<p>Colorado Springs houses the United States Olympic Training Center, as well as the United States Olympic Committee. Various sports affiliated with the US Olympic program have their training programs in Colorado Springs, including bobsled, fencing, skating, basketball, boxing, cycling, judo, field hockey, swimming, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, volleyball, and wrestling. Colorado Springs is also a major iconic city for figure skating, and is home to the World Figure Skating Championships and the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame.</p>