We’re not the only ones who think Colorado Springs is an amazing place. Here are a few recent accolades, plus some interesting demographics and an inside scoop on the weather.
Best Places to Live in Colorado
U.S. News and World Report, 2023
Veterans Most Successful in Civilian Careers
Most Confident Workforce in the U.S.
Best Places to Live in the U.S.
U.S. News and World Report, 2022-23
America’s Best Cities for Dating
Best Places, 2022
Best Cities to Walk Your Dog
Best Cities for Software Engineers
Colorado, Best States to Retire
Best U.S. Cities for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Emerging Destinations in the World
Best Performing Cities (Large Cities)
The Milken Institute, 2022
Best Large Cities to Start a Business
Where Black Americans Fare Best Economically
Best Places for Veterans to Live
Most Educated Cities in America
Best Places for Tech Jobs
Colorado Springs Weather
1. It’s so sunny.
That big solar star shines through about 300 days a year, making the sun our most consistent weather feature. It’s amazing how warm you can feel even on a bright winter day.
2. You might get all four seasons in a day.
Our weather can be fickle, sometimes bringing sun, wind, rain, hail and snow all within 24 hours. It never hurts to keep a warm layer handy.
3. Location matters.
The foothills and north side might get buried in snow while downtown sees a flurry. The eastern plains may have hail and tornado warnings while the central city stays dry. The mountains and local elevation play big roles in weather outcomes. “There’s a lot of variability over people’s drives to work and home,” says Matt Meister, chief meteorologist at FOX21 News.
4. Expect April showers—snow showers.
“March is our snowiest month of the year; April is one of our snowiest months,” Meister says. Spring temperatures do get warmer, but some moments feel like we’re skipping straight from winter to summer.
5. Snow doesn’t stick around long.
Don’t worry though—the white stuff usually melts in a day or two.
Colorado Springs Demographics
El Paso County Population: 738,532
Non-white Population: 34.4%
Population growth 2010-2020: 15%