Why Colorado Springs is a Fantastic Place to Live
This is a sponsored post by Susanna Haynie of Your Colorado Springs House.
A wonderful resource for those who are moving to the Colorado Springs area.
Colorado is a fantastic place to live, and there are thosewho yearn for the opportunity to go there. From the perfectclimate and fresh mountain air, Colorado Springs is a treasure and delightful place to make ahome.
Fit and Active
With nearly 300 days of sun, you can’t help but get activewhen you live here. After all, you are living in a place whereother people come to visit and wish they could live here too.
You think we are all about snow?
Be prepared for some funky weather:70 mph winds when the weather changes, thundersnow, snow in north Colorado Springs, the sun at Fort Carson. Hail asbig as golf balls, wildfires, and floods. Most of it hits quicklyand briefly. We’ve had days where youcould observe four seasons in one day.
Every state has their own wildlife, but living with the wildlifeand “meeting” it is different. We have bears, mountain lions, deer, elk, coyotes, and rattlers. Don’t be scared just be careful!
Yup, It’s Legal:While Colorado has legalized marijuana, it is not a free-for-all pot party out here, and it doesn’t mean all of Colorado is in a state of being “high,” and certainly not allthe time!
Altitude sickness: At an elevation of 6271 ft. inColorado Springs proper, the real high that you need towatch out for is the altitude. Altitude Sickness is real and can be debilitating while your body adjusts. Take it easy for the first few weeks to acclimate.
Colorado Springs loves their military
The city is surrounded on three sides byFort Carson, NORAD, the Air Force Academy, Schriever AFB,and Peterson Air Force Base. Combined, the military is thelargest employer in Colorado Springs, accounting for 20%of the jobs. You will find that our citizens have a deep loveand appreciation for the men and women in uniform. Thisexpresses itself in many events benefitting militaryorganizations aiding veterans, military members, andfamilies.
If you are a special needs family moving to Colorado Springs, you will havesupport. Start your research BEFORE you arrive to ensure a smooth transition. If you need a starting point, contact Susanna, a knowledgeable Colorado realtor.
Our state ranks 11th in the nation in reading and writingperformance, and Colorado Springs “owns” three of the top10 Colorado school districts. Impressive, you say? I agree.
Colorado can be a great place to call home, even if it is just for the two to four years the military sends you there.
About the author
Susanna Haynie, settled in Colorado Springs after immigrating to the US from Germany and has been an active duty spouse for 21 years. There is a special place in her heart for all our EFMP families as she has experienced the PCSing with a special needs childherself and all the challenges it may bring.
Susanna is readily equipped to start you off with her own Colorado Springs guides and email series, she‘ll take you from “Wheredo I start?” to “I got this!”To get signed up with her guides, connect with her via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSpringsLife, emailher: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her blog atwww.yourcoloradospringshouse.com.
Last Updated on July 17, 2020 by Writer