About Colorado Springs
In 2016, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado Springs as the 5th best city to live in the United States. Colorado Springs is one of the greatest cities in America! It's size is small enough to maintain the feel of a connected community, but large enough to offer almost everything residents might need. There are many things to do in the area that you could go a whole year without visiting the same place twice. There is hiking, fishing, camping, and playing all within the city limits or just a short drive.
The population density of Colorado Springs is lower than average, at 2325 people per sq mile. Still plenty of room to grow, Colorado Springs is expected to continue it's growth trends for many years to come. Colorado Springs, CO is the second largest city in Colorado, with an estimated population of over 650,000 residents, including all the metro areas. Colorado Springs has grown by 13% over the past 5 years, making it the 24th fastest growing city in the US. Fort Carson Army Base is the largest employer in the city, employing an estimated 10% of the cities population. Colorado Springs elevation is around 6,000 feet, covering a land area of 186 square miles.
According to the local MLS, the average median home value in Colorado Springs is $235,000 in 2015, which is $27,000 less than the average for the State of Colorado. This helps make Colorado Springs a desirable place to live. There are many great homes for sale in Colorado Springs, all year around. With so many local attractions such as Garden of the Gods, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and Pike's Peak, located within a few minutes drive of the area, Colorado Springs has much more to offer than the average American city. Selling your home in Colorado Springs, the average days on the market is only 90 days.
Colorado Springs real estate is priced lower than many other areas in the state. The city offers more amenities than most of the surrounding areas, which is a contributing factor to its rapid growth. Colorado Springs is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. While inventory in the summer months is considerably higher than the winter months, there are some excellent deals in the winter months. Great place to live and play in the winter or summer.