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Relocating to Colorado Springs

There are five main reasons why people move to Colorado Springs

  1.  A family member is in the Military
  2. Your moving here to train for the Olympics
  3. You love the outdoors but still want a city life
  4. You are moving for your job
  5. Or your coming to study

First of all, congrats for moving to an amazing city with an outdoor lifestyle and lots of things always going on. Colorado Springs is always ranked in the top 10 places to live in the US as well as the fittest cities in America.


Quick Overview of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is located on the base of Pikes Peak which you will be able to see everywhere in the city. It is known for having the Olympic Training Center and all of its military bases, Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (Norad). The city offers a small town feel with living in a city, the downtown is only a few blocks long with local stores and shops. You will also find out very quickly that the town is very active from hiking, biking, canoeing, running and going to the gym. Colorado Springs makes it easy to stay in shape.


Baloon Classics Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Community

The community is very active in Colorado Springs with several events happening year. From parades downtown Colorado Springs, to events at Memorial Park, or local farmer’s markets that happen weekly. There is an event for everyone in Colorado Springs.

 


Relocating Checklist & Resources in Colorado Springs

Moving to a new town can be pretty difficult and exhausting. We want to help you with your transition in living in Colorado Springs. See a list of things you need to do, how to meet new people, and how to become a local.

Things you need to do once you move

  1. Find a New Home
    • There are several real estate agents in Colorado Springs to make it easy to find a new home
  2. Find a moving company or truck rental company
    • There are several of moving companies or truck rental companies in Colorado Springs to make it easy to get your stuff to your new home in Colorado Springs.
    • It is reccommended to hire a moving company to help you unload the boxes in your new home, to help take some of the stress of moving
    • Moving Companies in Colorado Springs
  3. Change your utilities
    • There are two major utility companies in Colorado Springs
      • Colorado Springs Utilities - (719) 448-4800 or www.csu.org
      • Mountain View Electric Association (719) 495-2283 or www.mvea.coop
  4. Change your address at the post office
    • There are two ways to officially change your address online or at the post office
  5. Notify banks, schools, doctors, credit cards of the move
  6. Change your insurance to a local agent
  7. Give everyone your new address
  8. Get a new driver’s license and plates
    • There are three different DMV locations in Colorado Springs
      • 200 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 520-6240 more info
      • 2447 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 594-8701 more info
      • 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 520-6240 more info
  9. Register to vote
  10. Contact the local newspaper for subscription
    • There is one major newspaper in Colorado Springs
  11. Get a license for your pet 

Different Neighboorhoods in Colorado Springs everyone knows

Briargate

 

Old Colorado City

 

Security-Widefield

 

Manitou Springs

 

Peyton 

 

Stratmoor

 

Blackforest

 

Fountain

 

Cimarron Hills

 

Find A Job in Colorado Springs

Most likely if you are moving to Colorado Springs you have a job already but most likely your partner or spouse will need one as well. Colorado Springs has hundreds of small businesses that help boost the Colorado Springs economy if you are unable or not qualified to work at one of the top employers in Colorado Springs that is ok there are still a lot of job opportunities out there. See some local businesses in Colorado Springs

Major Job Search Engines

  • http://coloradosprings.jobs/
  • http://gazette.com/jobs

Major Employers 

  • Major Employers in Colorado Springs
  • Military Bases
  • School District #11
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Penrose Hospital
  • City of Colorado Springs
  • The Broadmoor Hotel
  • Focus on the Family
  • Colorado College
  • UCCS
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

Cost of Living in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is one of the more affordable cities to live in Colorado and if you are moving from a different city to the Springs you will be able to see the difference in costs of living with this fun tool from CNN. Enter any city that you live in and then Colorado Springs as your new city to see how the cost of living differs.


Fun Tips to Make you more a local 

  1. No one in the Springs can tell directions because Pikes Peak is always west
  2. They refer to Colorado Springs as “The Springs”
  3. Everyone knows the Manitou Incline – you have to hike it
  4. In the Springs there over 300 days of sunshine a year
  5. Manitou Springs Motto is – Keep Manitou Weird

How to help children move to Colorado Springs

If you have children and you are planning on moving to Colorado Springs you have to remember that this also very tough on them. They are leaving friends behind and there is more unknown for them. There are a lot of things you can do make the transition to Colorado Springs a lot easier. First of all inform the child as soon as you know when you are moving and sound always excited about it. Once you arrive try to get out and create a routine similar to what you had in your previous ( less great city) and get to know the city. Be a tourist the first couple of days and see the Springs Attractions. As well as force the whole family to get out of their comfort zone and try to meet new people, join a gym, book club, someting that you enjoy to get intergrated into the community.


Schools in Colorado Springs

There are several of schools in Colorado Springs and there are over 15 different school districts in the Colorado Springs area. You will be able to see depending on where you move to in Colorado Springs which district you will be in. School district areas. There is also different types of schools to fit your needs perfectly. You will also be able to see all of the different schools in Colorado Springs here.


Colorado Springs Weather

When you come to Colorado  you will never want to leave,  Colorado Springs has over 300 days of sunshine a year. Yes it could be snowing but the sun is still shining. In the Springs you will get all four seasons but the winters are pretty soft compared to most states nearby. If it snows in Colorado Springs the snow doesnt stay very long, because the sun melts it in the lower area making it easy to drive. See the Forcast


We hope you move to Colorado Springs and we hope you enjoy the Springs as much as we do. We wish you all the best with your transition and hope these tips helped.


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