Why Choose Colorado Springs?

Why Choose Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs has so much to offer, including low cost of living, low unemployment rates and a variety of recreation and entertainment options. Colorado Springs is the state’s second-largest city, but it’s first in the hearts of many visitors as a place of spectacular beauty with dozens of family attractions, natural landmarks, unique museums and things to do.  This area, which is filled with natural wonders of its own, has the additional allure of proximity to ski resorts like Aspen and Vail without the associated steep costs of living and high levels of traffic.  

Here are some recent Colorado Springs accolades:

Colorado Springs, CO
No. 1 – Money, “Big Cities to Live In”
No. 1 – Outside Magazine, “Best Town”
No. 1 – Forbes, “America’s Most Pet-Friendly City”
No. 1 – Men’s Health, “Best Cities for Dogs”
No. 1 – Zillow.com, “Santa’s Top 10 Favorite Cities”
No. 2 – U.S. News & World Report, “Most Livable Cities”
No. 2 – Livability, “Pet Cities”
No. 2 – Men’s Fitness, “Fittest City in America”
No. 2 – Women’s Health, “The Best Places to Live for Women”
No. 2 – MSN.com, “Cities of Convention Wisdom”
No. 2 – Livability, “Cities for Veterans”
No. 2 – InsuranceProviders.com, “Safest City in the United States”
No. 3 – Hellawella, “Fitness-Focused Cities”
No. 3 – Men’s Fitness, “Top Sports Town”
No. 3 – Earth Day Network, “Best Places to Live”
No. 3 – Car and Driver, “Top 10 Best Drivers’ Cities”
No. 3 – FedSmith, “Best Southwest City for Defense Jobs”
No. 4 – Frommer’s Travel Guide, “Cities Ranked and Rated”
No. 5 – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, “Best Cities to Live, Work and Play”
No. 5 – Kiplinger, “Great City for Young Adults”
No. 5 – MSNBC, “Best Cities to Live, Work and Play”​


No. 6 – U.S. News & World Report, “Best Weekend Getaway”
No. 6 – Forbes, “America’s Most Wired Cities”
No. 6 – SustainLane, “Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets”
​No. 7 – American Lung Association, “ Cleanest U.S. Cities”
No. 7 – Backpacker Magazine, “Best Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid”
No. 8 – Business Week, “Best Places to Start Over”
No. 8 – Sunset Magazine, “Fittest City in the West”
No. 9 – Forbes, “America’s Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities”
No. 10 – Forbes, “Best Places for Business and Careers”
Top 10 – Outside Magazine, “Best Big Cities for Active Families”
Top 10 – Fox News, “Least Obese Metro Areas”
Top 10 – Kiplinger, “Great Cities for College Grads”
Top 10 – U.S. News and World Report, “Green Places to Retire”
Top 10 – Men’s Health, “Best Teeth”
Top 10 – Budget Travel, “The 10 Coolest Small Towns” (Manitou Springs)
No. 10 – GALLUP – 2012 Least Obese Metro Area
No 10 – CNN Money’s -10 Best Places to Retire 2013

Why Choose Colorado Springs

No. 11 – University of Toronto, “Best Places to be a Kid on Christmas Morning”
No. 11 – ERC & Primacy Relocation, “Best Places to Relocate”
No. 11 – The Boyd Company, “Best Places to Build a Data Center”
No. 12 – Forbes, “Top City for Careers”
No. 12 – Cooking Light Magazine, “America’s Healthiest Cities”
No. 13 – The Advocate “Gayest City”
No. 14 – FreeBackgroundChecksUSA.com, “Safest Cities in America for 2010”
No. 15 – Portfolio Magazine, “America’s Top 25 Smartest Cities”
No. 15 – Parenting.com, “Best City for Families”
No. 17 – Farmer Insurance Group, “Most Secure Places to Live”
​No. 17 – Relocate America, “Top 100 Places to Live”
No. 18 – Bicycling Magazine, “America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities”
No. 18 – TripAdvisor, Travelers’ Choice 2010 “The Best Destinations”
No. 24 – The Daily Beast, “Funniest Cities”
Top 20 – Blue Rhine, “Top Cookout Capitals”
Top 25 – American Style, “Mid-Sized U.S. City Art Destination”
No. 27 – USA Today, “Most Literate City”
Silver Award – League of American Bicyclists, “Bicycle Friendly Community Award”

But don’t take their word for it.  Come see for yourself!  Book your stay at The St. Mary’s Inn Bed & Breakfast today!