want to move to Colorado Springs CO?

Are you thinking about moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado? I was in your shoes in 2004. I had so many questions about Colorado Springs real estate and neighborhoods, the Colorado Springs job market, what the lifestyle was like,  how Colorado Springs schools ranked, and could my husband and I deal with Colorado Springs weather?*

it turns out, Colorado Springs is as great as everyone makes it out to be.

I’ve  lived in some great cities – Denver, Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Austin & Elkins, WV –  five cities in all since turning 18. Let me help you with the following:

  • Colorado Springs neighborhood guide – a helpful guide for understanding the Colorado Springs real estate market or for finding a rental. Take my handy personality quiz that matches you to an Colorado Springs neighborhood. What to know where the wealthiest or most affordable neighborhoods are in Colorado Springs? I’ve got you covered.
  • A snapshot of what your money can buy in Colorado Springs.
  • Colorado Springs school guide – find out how schools rank in the area, plus handy tips on how to compare schools when looking for a house to buy.
  • Colorado Springs job market – information on employment in Colorado Springs, like who’s hiring, what types of  jobs are available, latest unemployment news and insider tips on making  it.
  • Things to do in Colorado Springs – find out about Colorado Springs bars & nightlife, special events like  Craft Lager Festival and Manitou Springs Wine Festival, sports,  shopping and outdoor activities.
  • Places to eat – Ooh yeah – barbecue, Mexican, chicken fried steak. All the great restaurants in Colorado Springs.
  • Colorado Springs weather – find out if you can handle Colorado summers.
  • Colorado Springs scouting trip – a list of things to do and see when you visit Colorado Springs.
  • Colorado Springs resource guide – a list of essential services you need once you move to Colorado Springs.
  • Move to Colorado Springs Blog - where I post random thoughts/news/tidbits about Colorado Springs. Keep informed about my updates by checking there!

*who am i?

I was born in Indiana and lived in Richmond, In until I was 20.  I am a full-time web designer. I dabble in graphic design and this is my playground to practice designing and writing code. I’m not a realtor, nor a writer.  All of the content on this site is my opinion, and no one is paying me to steer you in one direction or another. I like to help out new people.

move to Colorado Springs table of contents:


Colorado Springs CO Neighborhood Guide

An introduction to finding the perfect Colorado Springs neighborhood that fits  your family and lifestyle. Don’t move to the boonies if you’re into  partying all night! And vice versa.

Colorado Springs Neighborhood Descriptions

Learn more about all the different areas Colorado Springs has to offer, and  figure out where you’re most likely to love living. And conversely,  hate living.

How Much House Can You Afford?

See what your money will buy you in Colorado Springs Colorado. Drool over what you can’t afford too.

Colorado Springs Commute Times

Figure  out how long you’ll be sitting in the car on your way into town with my  handy breakdown and maps of commute times from Colorado Springs neighborhoods.

Schools in Colorado Springs CO

An introduction to finding the perfect school for your offspring to attend.

Where are the best schools in Colorado Springs CO?

I’ve made a google map showing where all the area elementary, middle  and high schools are located in Colorado Springs, along with a color coding to  show their rankings. An easy way to discover what neighborhoods have  the best schools.

Colorado Springs School Rankings

Lists of all the area schools with  their state ratings, plus links on how to locate them on a map.

Helpful School Links

Find out how to do school comparisons when you are comparing houses or  neighborhoods, plus information on how to transfer students or look  into private schools.

Colorado Springs Colorado Job Market

I’ve compiled a list of major employers in the region, and discuss why  Colorado Springs is ranked on many top 10 lists as best places to move to for a  job. I also have a breakdown of the different sectors in town and their  average salary for the area.

Colorado Springs Job Links

Good places to start when looking for a job in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs CO Cost of Living

Wondering what it costs to live here? Compare auto & home insurance  rates, electrical and gas bills and property taxes here.

Things to do in Colorado Springs CO

I’ve come up with some ideas for what to do in Colorado Springs so that you’ll  never be bored here. There’s something for everyone, including:

Bars & Nightlife in Colorado Springs

Ok – even though I’m a 32 year old, I  still know of some of the hot spots to hit. I may never actually go  there, but I still know about them, dammit.

Movies and Films

Colorado Springs goes leaps and bounds beyond the standard megaplexes and  Hollywood blockbusters. We have those too of course, but here we take  it to the next level. Ever watched Smokey and the Bandit in a theatre  full of people wearing fake mustaches?

Outdoor Activities In Colorado Springs

Many people love it here because of all the awesome things you can do  outside. Think of hiking, biking, camping and swimming. Read about my  favorite places here.


If you love sports, you’ll find some like-minded folk here.  Especially if you’re into football.

Kids Activities in Colorado Springs

This is one subject I can really help you with, as I have 2 young kids with plenty of energy.

Shopping in Colorado Springs

Learn how to spend your hard-earned cash at local retailers, and put  some money back into the Colorado Springs economy. We thank you!

Movies and Films

Colorado Springs goes leaps and bounds beyond the standard megaplexes and  Hollywood blockbusters. We have those too of course, but here we take  it to the next level. Ever watched Smokey and the Bandit in a theatre  full of people wearing fake mustaches?

Daytrips from Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is smack-dab in the middle of Colorado, and we’re relatively close  to all the great things Colorado has to offer. Find out more here.


Colorado Springs loves to celebrate food, beer, wine and music. Who doesn’t,  really? Find out about all our festivals, including the Craft Lager Festival and Manitou Springs Wne Festival.

Places to Eat

A compilation of my favorite restaurants in the Colorado Springs area. I love to  eat, and I love going to restaurants – even if I’m a bit hindered now  by toddlers’ appetites.

Weather in Colorado Springs CO

Information on all the seasons in Colorado Springs.

Plan a Scouting Trip

Have a local help you figure out what to do when you come to Colorado Springs on a scouting trip.

Favorite Things about Colorado Springs

I’ve asked my friends to list what they love about Colorado Springs, so you don’t  just have to take my word on it. I’m not the only one who drank the  Colorado Springs kool-aid.

Move To Colorado Springs Blog

This is where I write random stuff about Colorado Springs, when I’m too lazy to make up a new page for this website.

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