What areas should we look to settle down? Should we rent or buy…or both? Which schools will best fit our family? What types of jobs are readily available? These are the normal questions that most people ask when they are in the process of relocating to a new city or state. Your first quest should be to find the right REALTOR®. Having an advocate who can help you navigate the difficult world of relocation should be your top priority, even if you aren’t looking to purchase a home just yet. Take your time, interview multiple REALTORS®, and select someone who will be the best advocate for your family. Keller Williams Clients’ Choice has been a leader in the greater Colorado Springs area for decades and is a great place to find the resources needed for this journey.
In Colorado Springs, our rental market is limited depending on the area and school district that you choose to live in. If you plan to purchase immediately, having a professional who can accommodate travel arrangements and virtual showings is a must! Technology also plays a big role in your search, as the current sales and rental markets are moving quickly. You need to locate, view and make an offer on your dream home rapidly in this competitive market. Why, you ask? Well, for most people you will get a similar answer… “It’s GORGEOUS here!”
While this may be one of the most beautiful places in North America, it is also chocked full of culture and activities for all. From Garden of the Gods to Cave of the Winds; outdoor activities with scenery are an everyday occurrence. While we don’t get near as much snow as our neighbors to the west in the Rockies, we still get all 4 distinct seasons in Colorado Springs. Take a drive in the fall to watch the amazing leaves change colors. Come check out “Labor Day Liftoff” at Memorial Park, our hot air balloon festival or take a bike ride through one of our many parks and recreational areas. Why not take a drive out to Colorado’s very own Santa’s Workshop in Cascade-Chipeta Park. Prefer to stay inside? We have a host of indoor activities from theaters and concerts, to an indoor water park as well. Also very centrally located, Colorado Springs is a great jumping-off point to explore the entire State of Colorado.
If you are looking for more of a quaint small town outside of Colorado Springs, try Manitou Springs or Woodland Park to the west. Manitou Springs has a vibrant downtown area with plenty of shops and a local art scene. Woodland Park is a bit further removed from large crowds and is more in the mountains, on the road to Pikes Peak and Eleven Mile Reservoir. Another thing to keep in mind is your commute time, which can change vastly due to weather. Living in the mountains and commuting to the city is a sacrifice that only a true mountain dweller can appreciate! If commuting is a concern but you still want that small-town feel, set your sights on Monument. Known as the small town with the “Largest 4th of July Parade”, Monument is perfectly situated south of Denver and north of Colorado Springs, conveniently located off I-25 to accommodate commutes in both directions.
Colorado welcomes you with open arms! Come visit our beautiful state and see what the buzz is all about… and if you decide to stay, we won’t blame you!