Colorado Springs is becoming a popular city to live.

Real Estate Agent with Realtor @ Exit Realty Pikes Peak FA100073200

This morning I got to sit in the rocking chair, holding my 3-month-old, and watch the sunrise. The beautiful outline of the snowcapped mountains silhouetted the crisp blue sky. Contentment and calmness fell over me. I felt happy and at peace.

I love living in Colorado. There is something special, almost magical, about this state that is hard to understand unless you have lived here or visited. This is probably part of the reason so many people are moving here.

My family and I live in Colorado Springs, that is Southern Colorado about an hr. and a half from Denver, our capital. Colorado Springs is a military City. We have the Air Force Academy and the Army base right nearby. It is fun to see all the different cultures milling about, many of them Air Force and Army individuals and families. However, we are also seeing more and more nonmilitary families, retirees and single individuals moving in. One of the reasons so many people are being drawn to Colorado Springs is the outdoor way of life.

We have a ton of parks and trails for hiking and bike riding. One of my family’s favorite things to do on Sunday afternoon is to take a picnic to a nearby park and let the kids run about, hike and explore. We also have White Water Rafting in the Royal Gorge, horseback riding, Balloon rides and fishing. Golf is also a pretty big sport here in Colorado Springs. A big attraction here is the Manitou incline. The Manitou incline is a 1 mile 2000-foot incline. Ok, I have never done this (due to the fact I’d probably keel over and die), but I have heard good and bad things about this incline. I will just warn you, they don’t even allow dogs on this incline. That should tell you something. They also warn you that its takes 3 to 4 hrs for emergency help to get to you. Good luck if you go, but please be careful!

If you visit, don’t forget to at least drive through Garden of the Gods. It is free and beautiful. I will post a link to the park here, ( We also have an amazing mountain zoo called Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. They have recently update and remodeled it. My kids love going here! Especially since they get to feed the Giraffes!! There are many more places I haven’t mentioned. For example, the railroad museum, plane museum and hundreds of camping spots and wild animal viewing areas. There is no way a person would be bored here.

Colorado Springs is the perfect place to retire to, raise a family, vacation and start fresh. One of the projects I am working on as a Realtor ® is a packet of attractions, “must knows “and other important information for my out of town buyers. When we moved here we didn’t know much about the area. I thought Colorado Springs was just a boring, typical, military city. I wish someone had given me a packet of attractions, I would have been more excited about moving here! Now I can’t imagine any other place to be. It is Home.

Carissa Dodds Broker Associate@ Exit Realty Pikes Peak

Office: 719-800-9021 /Cell:720-882-6259




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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

A lovely welcome to your region.

Apr 02, 2017 10:30 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carissa I have never been to Colorado Springs but have friends who have and loved it.

Watching sunrises is one of the benefits of having a 3 month old :)

Apr 02, 2017 01:33 PM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carissa Dodds, I love your area and try to make it down there every 2 to 3 months for a half day to relax


Apr 05, 2017 09:06 AM #3
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carissa, congratulations on your new baby, and welcome to ActiveRain.  We are so close, and Colorado Springs is just beautiful!  

Apr 07, 2017 08:09 PM #4
Stacie Streets
Fairway Independent Mortgage Company - Colorado Springs, CO
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I moved to Colorado Springs 2 years ago from Augusta, GA and I have the same feeling of awe every morning when I wake up in this beautiful city.  Though it has been 2 years it feels like 2 weeks! I haven't even scratched the surface yet on all the fun and interesting things to see. Thanks for providing some places to check out!

Jun 21, 2017 12:47 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts.

I hope all is going well for you.

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