Relocating to Colorado Springs
There are five main reasons why people move to Colorado Springs
A family member is in the Military
Your moving here to train for the Olympics
You love the outdoors but still want a city life
You are moving for your job
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. Something you have to do once you move to call your self a local is the hike the Manitou Incline. It is the stair master 10,000 but you will be able to see the entire city and also meet fellow locals.
Colorado Springs Community
The community is very active in Colorado Springs with several events happening each 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. This is an easy way to integrate into the city and start becomming a local.
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
Find a New Home
There are several real estate agents in Colorado Springs to make it easy to find a new home
You will also be able to find several rental complexes and homes for rent around the city, it is pretty easy to find a place to rent.
Colorado Springs also offers a wide range of AirBnB options to get you started before you find your final place
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 recommended to hire a moving company to help you unload the boxes in your new home, to help take some of the stress of moving
Change your utilities
Change your address at the post office
There are two ways to officially change your address online or at the post office
Website to register online https://moversguide.usps.com
Colorado Springs has over 20 post office location
Notify banks, schools, doctors, credit cards of the move
Sadly the only way to do this is contact them all individually, good luck.
Change your insurance to a local agent
Give everyone your new address
Get a new driver’s license and plates
Register to vote
Contact the local newspaper for subscription
There is one major newspaper in Colorado Springs
The Gazette 1-866-632-NEWS (6397) Register Online
Get a license for your pet
Every pet in Colorado Springs is required to be licensed
http://www.coloradohumane.org (800) 249-5121
Human Society 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719 )473-1741
Get your children involved in school.
You will be able to see all of the different school districts in Colorado Springs here
Start getting involved in the community
Stop be Memorial Park at the local office and collect flyers of all of the local activities and they offer camps for children, Adult Soft Ball Teams, to local events.
Find a topic you enjoy on MeetUp in Colorado Springs there is something for everyone there
Welcome to Colorado Springs
So now it seems like you are a local and ready to get started living the Colorado Springs life. We hope this guide has helped and enjoy your new life in Colorado Springs.
Different Neighboorhoods in Colorado Springs everyone knows
Old Colorado City
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
Major Employers in Colorado Springs
School District #11
City of Colorado Springs
The Broadmoor Hotel
Focus on the Family
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
No one in the Springs can tell directions because Pikes Peak is always west
They refer to Colorado Springs as “The Springs”
Everyone knows the Manitou Incline – you have to hike it
In the Springs there over 300 days of sunshine a year
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.