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-Attractive setting
-Summer climate
-Educational attainment


-Growth and sprawl
-Economic cycles
-Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About Colorado Springs Metro Area

“The Springs,” once known as a resort city, has a strong military presence and a growing commercial economy led by varying components of the high-tech industry. Several military installations, including the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Space Command are located within or near the city. The surrounding prairie provides grazing land for cattle and sheep. Summer weather is notably pleasant and dry, with only 15 days above 90 degrees. The Rockies to the west and Denver to the north provide a broad range of outdoor recreation and other entertainment.


Quick Facts About Colorado Springs

    The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs is 7.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Colorado Springs jobs have Increased by 0.88 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Colorado Springs's cost of living is 0.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Colorado Springs's population is 417,534 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.57 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Colorado Springs is $189,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.90 percent.
    Colorado Springs public schools spend $9,018 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Colorado Springs.

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Colorado Springs has a stultifying cultural scene
CS is in a very beautiful natural setting but the lack of any progressive vision here has created a small and alienating downtown, a decaying historical section, and... (read more)
Living at altitude
As a life long resident of Colorado Springs I can't think of a better place to live if you enjoy outdoor activities including skiing, camping, hiking, hunting, biking,... (read more)
Could Be Better
This city has had significant growth during the last 14 years. Urban sprawl is everyhwere. Crime is on the increase. City severely lacking in mass transportation. Not... (read more)
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