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Rocky Mountain High for your Mobile Home in Colorado Springs, CO

The military and defense industries dominate Colorado Springs, with 40 percent of the area’s economy supporting its many branches. The city is equally well-known for its links to figure skating and other sports and has been dubbed “Olympic City USA.” With spectacular natural attractions close by, tourism has a huge impact on the area. Originally built during the Pike’s Peak gold rush, Old Colorado City has survived as a historic district, tourist attraction and center of entertainment for families and history buffs.


The first settlement was formally organized at the time of the Pike’s Peak gold rush in 1859 and by 1872 Colorado Springs was incorporated. After the discovery of gold, the settlement defined the image of the Wild West, with more than 20 saloons, gaming parlors and brothels. However, by the time of Prohibition the boom was over. Unusual natural phenomena make this one of the most active lightning strike areas in the country, which led Nikola Tesla to select Knob Hill as the location for his lab, where he made his ground-breaking studies of electricity at the turn of the 20th century. The military presence began to grow during World War II, when the huge 135,000-acre Fort Carson US Army base was activated. Shortly afterwards, the US Army Air Force leased land adjacent to the municipal airfield, naming it Peterson Field. NORAD was established as a command-and-control center buried deep in Cheyenne Mountain during the Cold War. In 1977 most of the former Ent Air Force Base became a US Olympic training center.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has more than 55 attractions and activities and over a dozen golf courses including the noted Patty Jewett nine- and 18-hole courses and the four-star Flying Horse.
Pikes Peak is a stunning 14,115-foot-high pink granite mountain rising to the west of the city and dominating the skyline, where a gold rush led to the founding of the city. A new Summit Complex opened in 2021. The fully restored Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway, one of only three functioning cog railways in the US, also reopened in 2021.
Garden of the Gods is a free park on Colorado Springs's western edge, where hundreds of 300-foot-high red-orange sandstone rock formations provide a spectacular background for hiking, rock climbing, cycling, horseback riding and tours.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and its 750 animals. The unique design of the zoo’s animal exhibits gets visitors closer than ever before possible, so they can hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft.
The National Museum of World War II Aviation is located in a new thousand square foot hangar where 20 fully restored flying aircraft are on display. Through a combination of its aircraft collection, exhibits, interactive displays, and docent-led tours, the museum tells the story of the nation’s tremendous technological advancements during the war.
Visitors can tour the modern sprawling campus of the US Air Force Academy, which includes Falcon Stadium, a spectacular chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum honoring Air Force personnel.
The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is home to Olympic hopefuls in various sport disciplines where visitors can take a guided walking tour.
The annual Colorado Springs Labor Day Liftoff is a hot air balloon festival that takes place over Labor Day weekend at the city's Memorial Park.

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The Southern Rocky Mountains rise to the west of Colorado Springs, the Palmer Divide to the north, high plains are sited further east, and high desert lands to the south. Denver is 69 miles to the north. It is only 366 miles due west of the traditional center of the US in Kansas. Colorado Springs Neighborhoods Colorado Springs neighborhoods vary dramatically. The real estate in the northwest of the city feels very different from the northeast. The Old North End is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods, with extra-wide streets and towering mature trees. The Pike Peak Region has amenities based on outdoor activities. The west side of town has a small-town feel and downtown is known for its turn-of-the-century homes and the Patty Jewett golf course. Monument offers a peaceful retreat from busy city life. Northgate features breathtaking views of the front range mountains and Pike's Peak and has the Flying Horse Golf Course. Black Forest has huge lots with rolling hills and ponderosa pine trees. Briargate, first developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is a popular area, located just north of downtown and south of Northgate. The community views itself as a family-focused area that boasts great educational opportunities for children. It also has parks where residents can enjoy nature. The Powers Corridor is one of the most active areas for real estate in Colorado Springs, with convenient shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It's also located close to Peterson Air Force Base and the Colorado Springs Airport, making it popular with the military community. There are trails, parks, and neighborhood amenities all throughout the area. Several communities specialize in mobile and manufactured homes. If you are looking for mobile homes for sale in Colorado Springs, these are a good place to start. Monument Creek, three miles from downtown, Canyon Ridge just five miles from downtown, and Canterbury Park, a mere six miles from downtown, are all excellent locations for those who want to buy a mobile home in Colorado Springs. They are located near Broadmoor Seven Falls, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Cottonwood Center for The Arts. Local transportation makes it easy to explore the city, with excellent dining spots and the Chapel Hills Mall nearby, which features more than 100 stores, restaurants and movie entertainment. Crestline Manor and Lamplighter are two planned communities of manufactured homes, ideal for those who want to buy a mobile home in Colorado Springs. The former is near several spectacular parks and the Ent Center for the Arts, while the latter is close to the military facilities of Peterson Space Force Base and Fort Carson. Holiday Village is a scenic 55 plus retirement mobile home community with plenty of activities, located just a couple of miles from local area shopping and dining opportunities. There’s a variety of community organized activities and a spacious club house for hosting social events, with a fitness center and huge community swimming pool to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. There’s a scenic picnic area, an ideal spot to meet family and friends.

Colorado Springs demographics

The city is home to 478,961 people. There are nearly 45,000 active-duty troops in Colorado Springs, more than 100,000 veterans and thousands of reservists.
The economy is driven primarily by the military, defense and high-tech industries and tourism, in that order. Military and defense contractors supply more than 40 percent of the region's economy. Colorado Springs is home to the largest contingent of space service military installations in the US, including NORAD. Some of the city's largest employers are defense contractors. The city is experiencing growth in the service sectors. Tourism is the third largest employer, accounting for more than 16,000 jobs.

Arts in Colorado Springs

For over 100 years, the Fine Arts Center has been the top cultural attraction in the region offering world-class art, Broadway-worthy theater and arts education for all ages.
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, located in the former El Paso County Courthouse building, has fine arts, artifacts and archival collections and more than 60,000 objects included in the Native American collection and items relating to the city's founding, mining industry and military installations, plus regional art and a nationally significant collection of quilts.

Schools in Colorado Springs

The city's public schools are divided into several districts. Widefield School District in the south end; Academy School District covers the north end; Colorado Springs School District is located in center of the city; Falcon School District is on the east side; Fountain-Fort Carson School District is in the far south end; Harrison School District is located in the south-central area; and Cheyenne Mountain School District is in the southwest corner. Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind is a residential facility. Charter and private schools include The Vanguard School, CIVA Charter High School, The Classical Academy and James Irwin Charter High School, and about a dozen religion-based schools. Bachelor and graduate degree programs are offered at Colorado College, CollegeAmerica, University of Colorado, Colorado Technical University, Remington College, Colorado Christian University, DeVry University, The University of the Rockies and Pikes Peak Community College. Doolittle Hall is on the campus of the US Air Force Academy, which is a military school for officer candidates. IntelliTec College is a technical training school.

Why Colorado Springs?

If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to a traditional home, why not buy a mobile home in Colorado Springs? It is a vibrant community with spectacular natural surroundings, plenty of activities and entertainment, and the benefit of a stable economy. Get your Rocky Mountain experience in your new mobile home in Colorado Springs.


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