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Making Your Home in Colorado Springs

May 29, 2020
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs - Photo courtesy of Clark Tibbs, Unsplash

Thinking about buying a new home in picturesque Colorado Springs? You’re not the only one! Located near the base of Pike’s Peak, among the most majestic mountains in the U.S., Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado.

Why are so many folks flocking to “The Springs?” The city, which is home to the United States Air Force Academy, boasts relatively mild weather, notable schools, a strong sense of community and abundant recreational opportunities—especially for outdoor enthusiasts!

Following are just a few of the countless attractions that make Colorado Springs such an amazing place to visit and call home. Please note that many attractions are temporarily closed to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, but we’ve listed them here so you can plan future outings!

  • Garden of the Gods Park.

    This regional park, which spans over 1,300 inviting acres, features soaring 300-foot sandstone formations, paved and unpaved hiking trails and stunning views of Pike’s Peak. Be sure to stop by the Visitor & Nature Center to sign up for a climbing trip or a bike, Segway or Jeep tour of this registered National Natural Landmark!

  • The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

    Less than a mile from The Broadmoor, a legendary resort with Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond ratings, you’ll find Seven Falls, one of Colorado’s most incredible natural wonders. The approach to this captivating series of waterfalls has been called “The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado.” Visitors can climb the 224 steps adjacent to the breathtaking 181-foot falls, sign up for a zip line tour in the canyon, dine onsite at Restaurant 1858 (open seasonally) and more!

  • Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

    From cave tours and the Wind Walker Challenge Course to the Cliffhanger Climbing Wall, zip lines and the Via Terra climbing experience, this must-see mountain park offers something for everyone! Guests can also explore the gift shop, pan for gemstones and enjoy a bite at the Canyon Rim Grill.

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

    Ranked among the top zoos in the country by both USA Today and Trip Adviser, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is perched on a mountainside, overlooking beautiful Colorado Springs. It features several award-winning and interactive exhibits (visitors can hand-feed the giraffes!) and houses over 30 endangered species, among others.

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

    Art aficionados will be drawn to over 20,000 works at the 132,286 square foot FAC Museum—including masterworks from well-known artists, such as O’Keeffe, Kuhn and Chihuly. Those who prefer the theater can enjoy live comedies, musicals and dramas each season, performed by the “award-winning and critically acclaimed Fine Arts Center Theatre Company.”

  • Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Training Center.

    Colorado Springs is home to “the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center programs.” More than 500 elite athletes and coaches live and train at this state-of-the-art complex, which is open for tours during the summer and winter.

Ready to explore brand-new Colorado Springs homes? Check out these exceptional communities:

Seasons at The Sands From the low $300s

  • Ranch & two-story floor plans
  • 2 to 4 bedrooms
  • Approx. 1,420 to 2,180 sq. ft.

Seasons at Waterview From the low $300s

  • Two-story floor plans
  • 2 to 4 bedrooms
  • Approx. 1,420 to 2,180 sq. ft.

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