Our Relocation Guide helps you anticipate moving to Colorado Springs. You’ll go far taking many small steps. First decide that relocating to Colorado is the best option for you and your family. Then learn about our wonderful city. You’ll find out why 700,000 residents love this area—its climate, beautiful neighborhoods, good employment and education, and the active lifestyle.
1. MOVING TO COLORADO SPRINGS
Colorado Springs, an excellent place to live and visit, lies 70 miles south of Denver along the Front Range. Relocating to Colorado Springs comes with gorgeous vistas as well as ongoing cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. We enjoy good schools and college programs.
“The Springs” draws tourists and residents to its healing air and moderate year-round climate. Here at the base of Pikes Peak, elevations vary from 5,000 feet to 7,000 feet. The alpine desert produces four seasons and over 300 days of sun a year. It’s no wonder Colorado Springs maintains 150 parks and outstanding outdoor recreation.
If you are relocating to Colorado, you’ll enjoy seeing our well-kept subdivisions—historic to master planned and rural horse properties. Old Town and Biltmore to Fountain to Falcon, Briargate and Black Forest, and beyond.
The locals often call Interstate 25 the Valley Highway. It passes north/south along the Front Range from New Mexico to Wyoming. I-25 gets you quickly through the city. Shopping destinations along Academy Boulevard. In the Rocky Mountain high country, you can be skiing, hunting, flyfishing, cycling, and fishing. Olympic athletes train for multiple sports here, just as our military trains at five military bases in Colorado Springs.
2. SEEK EMPLOYMENT AND VISIT COLORADO SPRINGS
If you need new employment, put the wheels in motion right away. We have companies large and small. Look for jobs you will love and evaluate which jobs mesh best with your desired work culture.
Remember to consider the compensation, cost of living changes with relocating to Colorado, and your financial goals and obligations. Be sure to visit any city before you sign an employment contract. Also, find out company policies for relocation assistance that would benefit you.
3. STREAMLINE POSSESSIONS
Moving to Colorado gives you a perfect time to eliminate the extra “stuff”. Streamlining your possessions is a kind of self-help relocation assistance. Hold garage sales, give away things you don’t use, and pass along furniture you don’t really love. Have fun designing your new home with fresh pieces.
4. EVALUATE COSTS AND BUDGET
It costs money to relocate. You need to get a handle on realistic financial goals. So, crunch the numbers before you get too far out on a limb. Here are some expenses you’ll likely come across: Closing on home sale and home purchase, real estate commissions, cost to break a lease, packing up and moving, rental security deposits, fees from utility companies, home repairs on your current home and/or new home. Most company transfers pay relocation assistance, including reimbursements for travel, home searches, closing and other expenses.
5. RESERVE MOVERS
Choose your moving company or reserve a moving truck. During busy summer season, they may be over booked.
Give the required notice and start deep cleaning your current apartment. Contact a property management company in Colorado Springs or sit down with us to discuss first-time homebuyer programs.
9. CHANGE YOUR ADDRESSES AND UTILITIES
10. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT AND MEMBERSHIPS
Visit schools, clubs, and organizations to sign up for new community activities.
Buying a House in
When you know you’d like to relocate to Colorado Springs, call Courlas Realty at 719-470-0178. Our local real estate agents partner with the best lenders to bring your one-stop shopping.