Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the country, Colorado Springs is located just over 60 miles south of Denver and is the second-largest city in Colorado. The community of Colorado Springs was settled in the 1860s to support the Pikes Peak Gold Rush and was incorporated into a town by Union General William Palmer in 1871. Sitting at an elevation of 6,035 feet, the city is located directly against the Rocky Mountains quickly ascending to the top of Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet. Open spaces, parks, a variety of trails, rock formations, and unique geological features attract residents and tourists to a vibrant, outdoor-focused lifestyle. Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park, The Manitou Incline, and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park are principal outdoor attractions but dozens of everyday public spaces are also available for exploration. Beyond the beautiful views surrounding the city, it is also home to a variety of cultural, educational, and historical attractions including the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the ENT Center for the Arts, and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Residences range from Victorian-era homes and bungalows downtown and in Old Colorado City to suburban planned communities to gated resort neighborhoods on the citys north, west, and south sides. Secluded but accessible mountain homes and expansive acreage are found as well within 45 minutes of downtown. Home to five military bases including the United States Air Force Academy and NORTHCOM, Colorado Springs also has a wealth of employment options, ranging from defense and aerospace to tourism and hospitality to medical technology. The LIV Sotheby's International Realty office serves as a hub, connecting buyers and sellers in the Colorado Springs area and beyond. Contact one of our broker professionals today to learn more about real estate opportunities in Colorado Springs.