Colorado Springs, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 4th best city to live in the United States, is located in the shadow of “America’s Mountain,” Pikes Peak. Wherever one goes in Colorado Springs, the mountains are not far and views of Pikes Peak and the “front range” are available anywhere in town. With about 750,000 residents, COS is neither a large city nor a small one, but has aspects of both: a thriving arts, culture and music scene and easy access to great outdoor activities in places like Garden of the Gods, Red Rocks Open Space, or Cheyenne Cañon.
Colorado Springs was also ranked by STC as one of the top 10 locations for technical communication in the United States partly because the seven military bases and hundreds of tech companies supporting various DoD enterprises and aerospace provide exceptional job opportunities. As home to the U.S. Olympic Team, COS also possesses some of the best medical and exercise companies in the world, contributing to the city’s energetic atmosphere.