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Colorado Springs, in the shadow of Pikes Peak, is the second largest city in Colorado.

From the red rock formations at the Garden of the Gods to the towering Rocky Mountains, outdoor adventure is just a short hike or bike away.

Originally established as a resort community, the city retains strong tourist traffic and is the home of the famous Broadmoor Hotel.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods outside Colorado Springs | See more photos!
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Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best retirement destinations in the country, ranking high in air quality, water quality, medical care and natural hazards risk. Colorado Springs ranks low in home energy use.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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