Moving from Miami, FL, to Colorado Springs, CO

Trading Florida beaches for Colorado mountains

Moving from Miami to Colorado Springs is quite the change in geography. These similarly sized cities, with populations close to 450,000, are around 2,050 miles apart and much different in elevation. Because Colorado Springs sits at a much higher altitude than Miami, most people will need time to adjust to living at a higher elevation. Keep reading to learn more about moving from the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Colorado.

Expect all four seasons in Colorado

Unlike Miami, which is hot during the summer and mild during the winter, Colorado Springs experiences all four seasons. You can expect milder summers and much colder temperatures in the winter. Average annual temperatures in Colorado Springs typically stay between 20 and 84 degrees, whereas Miami rarely drops below 50 degrees.

Yearly snowfall averages 57 inches in Colorado Springs, compared to zero inches in Miami. So, if you’re dreaming of a white holiday season — Colorado Springs is a great choice.

Living in Colorado Springs

The cost of living in Colorado Springs is generally more affordable than in Miami. You may find that your money goes further for housing and other expenses, and average salaries are on par with national averages.

Government and military jobs are prominent in the city, with the U.S. Army’s Fort Carson, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Peterson and Schriever U.S. Space Force all having bases in the area. Other major employers include Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Olympic Committee and multiple local schools and higher education institutions.

Excellent outdoor recreation and sightseeing

If you loved being outdoors in Miami, your new city won’t disappoint! Colorado Springs has beautiful hiking trails, skiing resorts and many other outdoor activities. Take advantage of the stunning mountain views as you explore.

Check out these outdoor sightseeing locations:

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: The zoo is home to over 750 animals from around the world and runs conservation efforts and educational programs.
  • Garden of the Gods: Visit a natural landmark with red rock formations over 300 million years old.
  • Pikes Peak: Drive the summit or take a scenic train ride to see the mountain that inspired the song "America the Beautiful."
  • The Broadmoor Seven Falls: A series of waterfalls with easy and advanced hiking trails.

Ready to make the move to Colorado Springs?

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