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Around Town

We want to help connect you with the Colorado Springs community! Here a few of the best ways to experience Colorado Springs. Click on any business name below to visit their webpage:

Pikes Peak Region Bragging Rights

#1 “Best Place to Live”
2009
Outside magazine

#1 Friendliest City for Small Businesses
2014
Thumbtack.com

#1 Golf Resort in North America: The Broadmoor
2014
Golf magazine

#2 Most Desirable Place to Live
2016
U.S. News & World Report

#2 Best Place for Military Veterans and Their Families to Call Home
2011
Livability

#2 Greatest Public Place: Garden of the Gods
2011
American Planning Association

#2 Safest City
2012
InsuranceProviders.com

#4 “Best Value City”
2011
Kiplinger

#4 “Fittest City”
2010
Gallup

#5 Best Place to Live
2016
U.S. News & World Report

#5 “Great Cities for Young Adults”
2011
Kiplinger

#5 “Best Cities to Live, Work, and Play”
2008
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

#6 Best Weekend Getaway
2012
U.S. News and World Report

# 7 Amazing City You Should Live In
2016
Huffington Post

# 8 Intellectual Hub
2014
WalletHub

# 8 “Best City for Young Adults”
2011
Forbes

# 8 Healthiest State in the Nation
2011
United Health Foundation

#9 “Best City for Families”
2016
WalletHub

#9 “Best City to Retire”
2015
Bankrate.com

#10 Best Place to Find a Job in Technology
2016
U.S. News & World Report

#12 Most Generous City in the US
2014
nerdwallet.com

#12 “Best Places for Business and Careers”
2010
Forbes.com

#13 Best City to Start a Business
2016
CNBC

#18 “Friendliest Bike City in America”
2010
Bicycling magazine

A Great American Defense City
2016
The Association of Defense Committees

Top 10 Beer Towns with a Biking Problem
2014
Singletracks.com

One of the top 35 Cities for People Under 35
2013
Vocativ.com

Best Big City in the Mountains
2016
Money Magazine

#1 Most Romantic City in America
2014
Wall Street Journal

#1 Best Park in the U. S. – Garden of the Gods
2014
TripAdvisor

#1 Most Pet Friendly City
2007
Forbes

#2 Most Educated State
2016
24/7 Wall Street

#2 Best City to Be a Tech Worker
2014
SmartAsset.com

#2 “Fittest City in America”
2009
Men’s Fitness Magazine

#2 Green Buildings per Capita
2012
US Green Building Council

#3 “Best City to Live in the U.S.”
2008
MSNBC.com

#4 Happiest State
2016
Gallup

#5 Best State for Innovation & Economy
2016
WalletHub

#5 Best Zoo in the U.S.: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
2014
TripAdvisor

#5 “Best Place to Live”
2012
MoneyRates.com

#6 Best Big City for Active Families
2014
Outside Magazine

#6 Most Energy Star Schools
2012
Energy Star

#6 “Most Wired City”
2010
Forbes.com

# 8 “US City Where Residents Feel Safest”
2015
Gallup-Healthways

#8 “Best City to be a Driver”
2015
WalletHub

#9 Best Downtown
2016
Livability

#9 “America’s Best Midsize Metropolitan Areas”
2010
MSNBC

#9 “Cleanest Air”
2013
American Lung Association

#10 “Best Place to Be a Woman”
2009
Women’s Health magazine

#15 “Best Place to Raise a Family”
2011
Parenting Magazine

#20 Best City in the Nation for Quality of Life
2014
NerdWallet

Age Friendly City
2016
AARP

One of the 16 Best Places to Retire
2011
Forbes

National Winner “Cultural Diversity”
2010
National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials

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