Colorado Springs is Colorado's second-largest city behind Denver
There are over 300 days of sunshine to be enjoyed in Colorado Springs annually. At an altitude of 6,035 feet, the climate of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region is warm in the summer and moderate in the spring, fall and winter.
Colorado Springs is home to 12 universities, eight colleges and four graduate schools, including the Air Force Academy.
Colorado Springs is a major resource center for the Defense industry, especially missile technology development.
The area is a great tourist attraction and boasts 156 state, county and city parks.
No. 1 - Men's Fitness, "Fittest City in America
No. 1 - Forbes, "America's Most Pet-Friendly City"
No. 5 - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Best Cities to Live, Work and Play"