Colorado Springs, CO was originally developed as a health resort and is still known for its clean air. Now, though, it is also known for low crime and low taxes, in addition to great home prices. The median home price in the city is $189,900. Of course, there are also luxury accommodations in the city, such as those found in the Broadmoor Resort Community, that will cost you a bit more. No discussion of the housing market in Colorado Spring is complete, though, without mentioning the huge amount of military housing.
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Colorado Springs is home to five major military installations. A large number of residents are currently in the military, part of a military family or retired military. This also means there are large numbers of military communities in the city. However, Colorado Springs is a diverse place. Beside the military neighborhoods, there are also neighborhoods filled with those who are flocking to the area to work in the growing high-tech industry. On the outskirts of town, there are prairie areas where cattle and sheep farmers raise their flocks, herds and families. With so many options in housing, it shouldn't be a surprise that Colorado Springs has seen a very fast and large growth in population over the last three decades.
We've seen a lot of the beauty that surrounds Colorado Springs, but we haven't actually spent much time exploring the city proper. Let's start our sightseeing journey at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. This downtown cultural institution hosts world-class art galleries, Broadway-caliber live theatre, and an acclaimed, all-ages art school. Once you've had your fill of the highbrow, mosey on down to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, where you'll experience the hardscrabble history of the Pikes Peak pioneers. What's that sound? It's your rumbling belly. We've been having so much fun that we've forgotten to stop for sustenance. Colorado Springs has a vibrant food scene. Locals recommend The Famous Steak House, Colorado Coffee Kitchen, Doug's, and Caspian CafΘ Mediterranean. With so much to see and do in and around the city, it's no wonder you're looking to buy property in Colorado Springs. But if you're ready to make the move, and not quite ready to buy yet, then check out all of the Colorado Springs Apartments at ForRent.com instead.