Seated at the base of Pikes Peak, one of America's most famous mountains, Colorado Springs has a rich history as one of the premier cities of the American West. Today, the national defense industry has a major presence in this scenic city, with entities such as the Space Foundation, Boeing General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin all in town. Colorado Springs is also home to the United States Air Force Academy, as well as several air force bases. While the city has an active commercial and high-tech center, it's still famous for its family-friendly, small-town vibe, and consistently shows up on "Best Places to Live" lists every year, thanks to its mountain town atmosphere and breathtaking scenery.
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Housing Statistics for Colorado Springs These housing statistics for Colorado Springs include rent to own houses as well as homes for sale, homes for rent, and condominiums:
Local Events and Festivals Colorado Springs has a number of family-friendly festivals throughout the year. Here are a few of the most popular:
Local Sports Colorado Springs is the national headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee and also hosts the U.S. Olympic Training Center. A large number of Olympic sporting events are headquartered in the city, including bobsledding, skating, basketball, field hockey, table tennis, wrestling, hockey, fencing, volleyball, triathlon, shooting, swimming, judo, cycling, boxing, and taekwondo. The city is also home to several professional teams, including the Sky Sox, the AAA top affiliate of the Colorado Rockies baseball and the Blizzard, which competes in the Premier Arena Soccer League Rocky Mountain Division. Pro rugby and cricket is played here, as well as a number of popular rodeo events throughout the year.
Local Shopping Colorado Springs boasts a number of malls and shopping centers. Here are a few of the most popular:
Local Restaurants Whether you're hankering for American, German, Mexican, or Italian food, you'll find all your favorites in Colorado Springs. Here are some of the area's most popular restaurants:
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