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Relocation Guide

Moving to Colorado Springs

Is a Colorado Springs relocation in your future? We have all the resources you need.

We’ve pulled together links to connect you with the county, city, home builders, Realtors, school districts, safety information, parks and more.

Relocate to Colorado Springs, and discover the perfect place for adventure among the Rocky Mountain range. While here, lets find your dwelling among the vast amounts of Colorado Springs homes for sale .

What is the closest airport?

Colorado Springs Airport is the closest airport to our area. It services 12 major locations, making connecting flights an easy avenue for your travel. Not only is it convenient, but it also operates with several major airlines, such as: American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and Southwest. Denver International Airport is the closest major airport, and is only about 45 min-1 hour away. Traveling is a bigger possibility having such close accessibility to flights nationwide.

Colorado Springs Airport

Garden of the Gods - Colorado

What job openings are in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs is one of the largest metropolitan cities in Colorado and has a thriving local economy. From a robust building sector to a growing tech community you are sure to find something that fits your skill set.

Gazette Classified Listings

City Employment Opportunities

El Paso County Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit Employment Opportunities

How do I connect with the city?

City of Colorado Springs

Connect Colorado Springs
New organization to quickly connect you to your new community!

Experience the Springs
1.5-day tour of the city to learn its history, infrastructure, leadership and hot topics.

How can I get in touch with a home builder?

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

How do I get a license for my pet?

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

What county is Colorado Springs in?

El Paso county. El Paso county is among 64 counties in Colorado. Created in 1891, El Paso county tends to be more Republican regarding politics, and spans over 2130 square miles. Pikes Peak can be seen from the city, and is a major focal point among the southern Rockies.

Bus schedule and info

Mountain Metro Transit has served the Colorado Springs community for years regarding their public transit needs.

City Transit

What parks and tails are in the area.

Colorado Springs is home to a large assortment of single trails and integrated trail systems for all skill and conditioning levels. If you are looking for an adrenaline packed morning on your mountain bike be sure to check out Ute Valley’s downhill park or The Chutes near Cheyenne Mountain. Or if you are leaning towards a leisurely afternoon hike there are many miles of trails at Garden of the Gods and Palmer park. Colorado Springs hiking is a major advantage to living here!

Garden of the Gods Park

Trails & Open Spaces

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

City Parks

El Paso County Parks & Trails

What is the cost of living?

The cost of living Colorado Springs, is roughly $60,000-$72,000.  To live comfortably, its recommended to make between $5000 and $6000 a month, to pay for everything.  Although this doesn’t have to be the norm, it leaves a comfortable margin for those living here.  Furthermore, the average house cost is $287,000.  This seems to fall on the lower end of the market in this area, but still provides reasonably priced homes in Colorado Springs.

Cost of Living Tools

Bankrate Cost of Living Comparison Calculator

CNN Money Cost of Living

How can I get information on existing homes and get in touch with a realtor?

Colorado Springs Realtors & Relocation Services

Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS


How do I get my Colorado drivers license?

Colorado Department of Revenue

Getting to Know Colorado Springs
Schriever Air Force Base

What is the weather like?

The weather in Colorado is characterized by warm to hot summers and cold and windy winters. The hot never gets too hot as it is a very dry arid climate and there is a cool breeze off the mountains year round that keeps the temps from climbing. The winters are typically snowy and temps can reach below zero, but they don’t stay that way for long and most Coloradans are back outside the next day enjoying one of our 300+ days of sunshine.


Climate Zone

Where can I get information on surrounding communities?

Manitou Springs



Woodland Park

What awards and recognitions does Colorado Springs have?

Colorado Springs consistently ranks at the top of a variety of national and international lists.

  • No. 1 – Money, “Big Cities to Live In”
  • No. 1 – Outside Magazine, “Best Town”
  • No. 1 – Forbes, “America’s Most Pet-Friendly City”
  • No. 1 – Men’s Health, “Best Cities for Dogs”
  • No. 2 – Men’s Fitness, “Fittest City in America”
  • No. 2 – Women’s Health, “The Best Places to Live for Women”
  • No. 2 – Livability, “Cities for Veterans”
  • No. 2 –, “Safest City in the United States”
  • No. 3 – Hellawella, “Fitness-Focused Cities”
  • No. 3 – Men’s Fitness, “Top Sports Town”
  • No. 3 – Earth Day Network, “Best Places to Live”
  • No. 3 – Car and Driver, “Top 10 Best Drivers’ Cities”
  • No. 3 – FedSmith, “Best Southwest City for Defense Jobs”
  • No. 5 – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, “Best Cities to Live, Work and Play”
  • No. 5 – Kiplinger, “Great City for Young Adults”
  • No. 5 – MSNBC, “Best Cities to Live, Work and Play”
  • No. 6 – Forbes, “America’s Most Wired Cities”
  • No. 7 – American Lung Association, “ Cleanest U.S. Cities”
  • No. 7 – Backpacker Magazine, “Best Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid”
  • No. 8 – Business Week, “Best Places to Start Over”
  • No. 8 – Sunset Magazine, “Fittest City in the West”
  • No. 9 – Forbes, “America’s Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities”
  • No. 10 – Forbes, “Best Places for Business and Careers”
  • Top 10 – Fox News, “Least Obese Metro Areas”
  • Top 10 – Kiplinger, “Great Cities for College Grads”
  • Top 10 – U.S. News and World Report, “Green Places to Retire”
  • No. 10 – GALLUP – 2012 Least Obese Metro Area
  • No. 11 – ERC & Primacy Relocation, “Best Places to Relocate”
  • No. 11 – The Boyd Company, “Best Places to Build a Data Center”
  • No. 13 – The Advocate “Gayest City”
  • No. 12 – Cooking Light Magazine, “America’s Healthiest Cities”
  • No. 14 –, “Safest Cities in America for 2010”
  • No. 15 – Portfolio Magazine, “America’s Top 25 Smartest Cities”
  • No. 15 –, “Best City for Families”
  • No. 17 – Farmer Insurance Group, “Most Secure Places to Live”
  • No. 17 – RelocateAmerica, “Top 100 Places to Live”
  • Top 25 – American Style, “Mid-Sized U.S. City Art Destination”
  • CNN Money’s – 10 Best Places to Retire 2013