Colorado Springs may be one of the most military friendly towns in the nation. Home to Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, the United States Air Force Academy, and Cheyenne Mountain Complex, this is an inevitable assignment for many soldiers and airmen. The local community, businesses and residents are great supporters of our military.
In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado Springs 2nd on their “10 Best Places to Live” list and it’s easy to see why. With the Front Range mountains as its back drop, “The Springs” offers a plethora of activities for outdoor enthusiasts while also providing a great urban environment. There is a blend of family friendly activities and continuous growth in the city’s culture to include up and coming restaurants, art studios and entertainment.
Individuals and families alike love the opportunity to spend so much time outdoors as Colorado boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Colorado Springs is not only home to Pikes Peak (one of the most famous “14ers” in Colorado) and Garden of the Gods (one of the nation’s most beautiful parks), but also the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, which ranked 4th best zoo in the nation. In addition, our city hosts hundreds of Olympic athletes and coaches at the US. Olympic Training Center each year. Residents enjoy hiking, biking and rock climbing and there are a wide variety of fitness gyms and studios throughout the city.
Whether you are only here for a short assignment, or you decide to make Colorado Springs your forever home, we hope you love the city as much as we do. Below you will find helpful resources for military families moving to the area, as well as some of the most popular attractions and activities our city has to offer.