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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs Area Information

Colorado Springs Area Information and Attractions

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Colorado Springs is ranked #1 Best Places to live according to a survey by U.S. News & World Report

We are Olympic City USA and have expanded the downtown biking trails to make for an easier commute and healthy lifestyle. Soon there will be a 10,000 seat stadium at the city gate which will be the home of our Switchbacks baseball team. We are the smallest of the top 5 best cities with a metro population around 688,000 and sit at the base of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak, where Katherine Lee Bates wrote the song America the Beautiful. We also offer many parks and hiking trails. According to US News & World Reports, Colorado ranks in the top 6 healthiest states.

Employers are moving to our town due to low corporate taxes, sales tax, property tax and state taxes, making our town a desirable location and mild climate, which helps attract the best employees. Some of our employers are Ball, Hewlett Packard, Western Forge, Datavail, Denver Rock Island Railroad, Gates Corporation, HomeAdvisor, Jeppesen, Harris Corporation, Lockhead Martin and many more. 

The Colorado Springs Airport is adding new nonstop destinations regularly featuring flights to Las Vegas, LA, Orlando, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas and Washington DC to name a few. 

Of course there is also our Military Bases that employ not just our service men and women but many, many support staff, and GS employees. With the Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base 21st Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base and Fort Carson Army Base there are a lot of job opportunities. We are also the home of NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command in Cheyenne Mountain. 

Because of our many employers and military bases this is also a great place to start a small business. Our Economic Development Council and our Chamber of Commerce are dedicated to the success of small and large businesses alike with free enterprise zones and tax incentives. The Small Business Development Council is an excellent resource to get started in business, offering business plan templates and many resources.

With several historic hotels like the Broadmoor Hotel, The Antlers Hotel, The Cliff House, and many others, tourism is a big attraction. There is always a lot to do and see. 

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Here are just a few of our area attractions:

We also have 10+ movie theaters and an IMAX theater, many of which are multiplex theaters.

We also have 10+ Bowling alley/entertainment centers throughout the city. 

We are home of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. 

We have many annual downtown parades as well, like 4th of July, Veterans Day, Holiday Festival of Lights, Pikes Peak Rodeo Parade and Street Breakfast and more, plus many festivals and events. 

We have many art galleries as well as the Fine Art Center.

We have several very nice music venues, like the Pikes Peak Center, Stargazers  Theatre and Boot Barn Hall.

The above are attractions are only scratching the surface of the things to do in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region!

Living in the Colorado Spring Area

When it comes to a place to live Colorado Springs and surrounding areas have a lot to offer with fantastic neighborhoods offering a range of home prices from the low $100,000’s on up. We have some of the lowest property taxes in the country, making property ownership very desirable.  

#3 Lowest Property Tax for US Cities

#7 for lowest taxes over all

Schools in the Colorado Springs metro area

We have some of the best school districts in the nation. 

District 38 Monument School District

District 20 North Colorado Springs

District 11 Centrally Located

District 49 East Colorado Springs

District 2 South Colorado Springs

District 3 Widefield

District 8 Fountain Fort Carson

We also have 21 Charter Schools in the area giving you many personal choices for your children’s education.

We also have some of the best higher education schools!


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Technical College

US Air Force Academy

Colorado College

Intelli Tec College


This is also a great place to retire with some of the best retirement communities in the Country. We offer a wide variety of Condominium/townhomes, Patio homes, and full service retirement communities.


Full Service Retirement Communities

MacKenzie Place

Liberty Heights

The Palisades at Broadmoor


Sunny Vista

To name just a few. There are more than 50 senior living communities in the area ranging from independent living to full nursing care.


We have a neighborhood for everyone, from single family, condos, town homes, acreage and horse properties, agricultural, forest property, mountain homes, suburbs, city lofts, patio homes, gated communities, and luxury homes.

Flying Horse is just one of those neighborhoods that features the world class Flying Horse Club and Tom Weiskopf Golf Course. 

Don’t forget about the Broadmoor, which is not just a world class 5 star Hotel but a community of upscale homes from affordable to high end luxury. The Broadmoor Golf Course is a world-famous course and has hosted the US Senior Open, the US Women’s open and many more Golf Classics.

Gleneagle offers larger lots and well-established homes close to the North Gate of the Air Force Academy. Just to name a few.

Search by some of our most desirable neighborhoods here (This is not an all-inclusive list). Click on the name of the area to search for homes in that location. Our just click to broaden or narrow your search.

Colorado Springs


Black Forest



Flying Horse


Kissing Camels

Meridian Ranch


Palmer Lake

Pine Creek

Pleasant Valley 

Pleasant View Estates


Woodland Park


Again these are just some of the popular locations in our area so be sure to visit to create a custom search with all the homes listed by all companies on the MLS. You can search by area, map, price, beds, baths, garage spaces, square footage, lot size and more. You can save your search and we will automatically notify you when new listings hit the market. Or I can make it easy for you, just contact me at 719-310-2404 or and I can create a search based on your needs and dreams. I represent all my buyer’s for FREE and give sellers a FREE comprehensive market analysis. I purchase a 1 year home warranty for buyers and a free house cleaning for sellers that list with me. I have 30 years of experience in the local market and I have sold over $100,000,000 in real estate locally. I have a proven marketing plan that sells homes fast for top dollar. 

Luther Benson, Broker/Owner

Your resource for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

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