Colorado Springs was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation's #1 most desirable city in 2019 and consistently ranks high on the list of the nation's best places to live. With Pikes Peak (elevation 14,115’) towering over the beautiful downtown center, Colorado Springs has a skyline rivaled by few. The strong economy, diverse social life and spectacular scenery are evident from the day you arrive.
Many top companies, development and relief organizations, ministries, sports organizations and government agencies are located in the city. Perhaps the most notable of these are the U.S. Olympic Committee and Training Center, Focus on the Family and Young Life. The city has a vibrant social life and culture. The Pikes Peak Center offers performances from around the world while the many local coffee shops and hip hangouts add to the offering with the latest indie music.
Colorado Springs is the place to be for those who love the outdoors, with bright sunny days and a comfortable year-round climate. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and, of course, skiing are regular favorites of many residents. The Springs, as it is known locally, is home of two of the most beautiful city parks in the nation, Garden of the Gods and North Cheyenne Canyon. There are also state parks and national forest immediately adjacent to the city. You can go from a lively moment in the city to an exceptional experience in the Rocky Mountains in just minutes.