All about Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs is one of the greatest cities in America! It's size is small enough to maintain the feel of a connected community, but large enough to offer almost everything residents might need. There are so many things to do within the area that the family could go a whole year without visiting the same place twice. People are always out hiking, fishing, camping, and playing in the area. The endless recreation options ensure that there is always something to do that is fun.
Population: The population density of Colorado Springs is lower than average, at 2325 people per sq mile. With plenty of room to grow, Colorado Springs is expected to continue it's growth trends for many years to come. Colorado Springs, CO is the second largest city in Colorado, with an estimated population of over 650,000 residents, including all the metro areas. The city offers more amenities than most of the surrounding areas, which is a contributing factor to its rapid growth. It's a fun place to live, work, and play!
National Pride: Colorado Springs is the heart of the nation’s Olympic movement, where a timeless culture of achievement, national pride and dedication sits comfortably alongside awe-inspiring beauty and unparalleled natural training grounds. We are home to the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, 21 National Olympic Governing Bodies, over 50 National Sport Organizations, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the future U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame.
Diverse Community: Our diverse community has always reached for the sky, while remaining firmly grounded in the tremendous opportunities that the Pike’s Peak Region affords us every day. Not limited to our manmade facilities, the region boasts incredible natural training ground, inspirational views and vistas, and a commitment to excellence that transcends sports and infuses itself in our educational, medical, technological and cultural assets.
Parks & Entertainment: When Colorado Springs filed the original town plat in 1871, it included one city block as the first city-owned park. The park, known as North Park or Acacia Square is the site of the present-day Acacia Park. Colorado Springs' city founder General William Jackson Palmer generously donated 1,270 acres of parkland, bridle and foot paths, scenic drives and roadways planted with trees, to establish a significant foundation of the Colorado Springs park system. These gifts included Acacia (North) Park, Monument Valley Park, Antlers Park, Pioneer Square (South) Park, Palmer Park, North Cheyenne Cañon, Prospect Lake and Bear Creek Cañon. In 1909, the Perkins heirs gave Garden of the Gods Park to the City, adding to the beautiful parkland already established. The wide range of exquisite restaurants in Colorado Springs range from high-end sophistication and superb elegance to rustic outdoor suppers, great wood-fired pizza and casual sidewalk cafes. Colorado Springs restaurants also make outdoor patio dining a relaxing and inviting experience. During the warm months, you’ll be happy to see casual and family restaurants all over town opening their doors and setting out tables and chairs for al fresco diners. In the winter, cozy up near the fireplaces you’ll find in many international and special occasion restaurants around town.