In the friendly area of Colorado Springs you’ll be in good company with around 618,741 residents with around 62% of those homeowners. With an average age of 35, Colorado Springs has a fairly young population filled with young professionals, new parents, and new homeowners. Over the recent months roughly 4,287 homes have been sold with an average sold price of $513,380. That is an increase of $7,942 from the previous period.
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Featuring natural wonders that decorate the landscape, a comfortable climate, and nearly 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder why Colorado Springs is commonly regarded as one of America’s best places to live. Situated at the base of Pikes Peak and the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, you won’t find a more magnificent location for a city, which is one reason why homes for sale in Colorado Springs are so desirable.
Living in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is home to several military installations, including Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, the United States Air Force Academy and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. The large military presence is responsible for nearly 40% of the local economy. Colorado Springs is also home to the United States Olympic Training Center, the United States Olympic Committee, the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame and USA Hockey.
The elevation of Colorado Springs is 6035 feet above sea level and the city is located at the base of Pikes Peak, one of the most famous landmarks in North America. The weather in Colorado Springs is mild, with an average high temperature of 85 degrees in July and 43 degrees in January. Along with the plentiful days of sunshine in Colorado Springs, rain can be a common occurrence in the summer afternoons. Colorado Springs also receives a large amount of lightning strikes, which is a big reason why Nikola Tesla was attracted to the area and conducted his electrical experiments in Colorado Springs for a short time during the turn of the 20th century.
Tourism is big business for the local economy as well. Colorado Springs features over 55 local attractions and receives nearly 23 million tourists each year. Among the most notable and recognized of the areas attractions are Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the United States Air Force Academy, the City of Manitou Springs, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cripple Creek, the Royal Gorge, the Broadmoor Hotel, Cave of the Winds and Seven Falls.