If you are thinking of living in Colorado Springs, Colorado then here are a few fun facts you should know:
Tons of hiking places. People here are active and exercise often. The local government of Colorado Springs has also created tons of recreational parks for families and athletes to do their training or hiking. Bar trail is one of our favorites. The manitou incline and the red rock canyon are also great. Before you make a huge decision of relocating to Colorado Spring or or in any place around the United States, you should weigh the advantage and disadvantages of what you are about to do. Colorado is one of the most beautiful places I have seen in my life. It is so rich in natural attractions. Living in Colorado Springs is so pleasant. People are kinda conservative but mostly mind their own business.
Expect a higher crime rate on some areas. Colorado Springs is one of the largest city in Colorado so you can expect all the same conveniences and inconveniences of a medium sized city. There are a few places with higher crime rate because of its bigger and growing population. However, compared to some other parts of the US, the crime is pretty low.
The housing is another thing you have to check for. I noticed the house prices are fluctuating a lot. It was continuously dropping on months of february-april 2015. Military workers were moving to other places and selling their properties. This place is a hot area of buying a house. Any time of the year is ideal. You can also check it’s neighboring towns with a smaller population like Fountain. The interest rates are dropping drastically as people are moving in and out of the city.
There are jobs available in the area. There are 5 bases around town. Most of the jobs that will be available here are associated with the military. There are also some companies operating in Colorado Springs but the overall population of people’s jobs here are working in the military.
Lower Tax is also attractive. Colorado Springs tax charge only 7.63 %. It is way lower comparing to other places like LA which is 16 %. I found out the price difference are HUGE between Coloradod and California as we were booking a hotel in in places like Hollywood and tickets for LA.
Colorado Springs has a variety of food and restaurants. The variety is definitely not as good as some larger cities in other states. For example, there is an Asian market really only one and it is a 20 minute drive from the place we live. I always look for the filipino store. There is one in Colorado Springs, but it is pretty small. For filipino stores are even fewer. Generally, when it comes to food and restaurants, there are not much availability here.
Colorado Springs is a great place to raise a family. There are many areas that are very peaceful and it is great if you love nature.