The north end of “The Springs,” has a strong military presence and a growing commercial economy led by varying components of the high-tech industry. Several military installations, including the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Space Command are located within or near the city. The Rockies to the west and Denver to the north provide a broad range of outdoor recreation and other entertainment.
The area has seen dramatic population growth over the last 30 years. Hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails crisscross the urban and open spaces of the city, while stunning geological features like Garden of the Gods provide a beautiful and active outdoor life. Meanwhile, the views from Pikes Peak are well worth the drive up the mountain!