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Colorado Springs Living

Colorado Springs: One of the most desirable cities in the nation

Colorado Springs is consistently ranked one of the most desirable cities in the nation. Many people thinking of moving here have questions about Colorado Springs living, including:
  • What are the politics in Colorado Springs?

    Although Colorado is a blue state, Colorado Springs is a purple city.  Overall, Colorado Springs has been historically conservative.  It is more conservative than more liberal-leaning cities such as Denver but is becoming more progressive as it grows.

  • What is the situation like with marijuana?

    Recreational marijuana is legal and accessible in Colorado but not recreationally sold within Colorado Springs city limits.  After legalization, many thought people would be smoking or consuming everywhere.  However, you do not have to participate to enjoy Colorado.  Many people do not use recreational marijuana.  Also, remember that marijuana is still illegal in some public spaces.

  • What are the taxes?

    Property taxes in Colorado Springs are lower than the national average at 0.48% of the home’s assessed value.  The income tax rate is 4.55%

  • What is the weather like? How bad are the winters?

    The weather in Colorado Springs is generally mild.  On average, there are over 300 days of sunshine a year.  The weather can be described as bipolar.  It can completely change from day to day or hour to hour.  Dressing in layers is essential.  It does snow in the winter but generally melts quickly.  Severe weather can happen, but it is a small price to pay to live in such a beautiful area.

  • What are some things to do?

    No matter what your interest, there is something for you to do in Colorado Springs.  Beautiful parks like Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Open Space are spectacular destinations for hiking, biking, running, and many outdoor activities.  The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country.  Other attractions include the Olympic Training Center and Olympic Museum, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the Air Force Academy, the Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, the Fine Arts Center, the Pioneers Museum, and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Wherever your adventure takes you, there will be plenty of dining and shopping choices throughout town.

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