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.
Large Community of the Year
Most Confident Workforce in the U.S.
Best for Vets Places to Live
MilitaryTimes RebootCamp, 2019
Midsize Cities for New or Expansion Projects
Site Selectors Guild, 2020
Best Places to Live in Colorado
Best Destinations for Remote Work
Mile High CRE, 2020
America’s Best Places to Live
Best Places to Live
U.S. News and World Report, 2018-19, 20-21
Hottest Housing Markets
Emerging Destinations in the World
Best Cities for Jobs
Fitness in Healthiest Places to Live
Top Fall Road-Trip Destinations
Most Educated Cities in America
Top Tech Towns
Comp TIA, 2020
Milken Institute, 2021
Best Cities for Beer Drinkers
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
Median Age: 34.7
Veterans in El Paso County: 84,343 – 11% of the total population.