Where to Live in Colorado Springs as a Young Professional

Where to Live in Colorado Springs as a Young Professional

  • Rob Thompson
  • 06/3/22

As remote work maintains its popularity and young professionals find themselves with the freedom to move away from expensive coastal cities like San Francisco, many of them are turning their attention to Colorado. While Denver is a popular destination, Colorado Springs has solidified its place as a slightly more affordable and equally beautiful alternative. With mountain views, a thriving job market, and plenty of trails and activities to keep you busy, Colorado Springs is a hub for young professionals. But which neighborhood should you move to?

Knob Hill

For those looking for a city feel without actually moving to Denver, the Knob Hill neighborhood is the ideal spot in Colorado Springs. Located just east of central downtown, Knob Hill is home to delicious restaurants, fun cocktail bars, vibrant street art and more. Young professionals interested in art or looking to live near an active nightlife scene find their perfect location in Knob Hill.


Those looking for a more laid-back, suburban feel will likely find a sense of home in the Briargate area. An especially safe neighborhood, Briargate is the place to be for anyone looking for a balance of convenience and activity. With easily accessible amenities and shopping centers right alongside beautiful parks and fun restaurants, living in Briargate is a breeze. 

Cimarron Hills

With proximity to various military bases, Colorado Springs is home to many servicemembers and young military families. Cimarron Hills is one of the most popular neighborhoods for young military professionals because of its convenient location near Peterson Air Force Base as well as the Colorado Springs Airport. As a safe and less-crowded area, Cimarron Hills is also a top choice among families and commuters who value a bit more open space. 

Palmer Lake

For the young professionals beginning to plan for a family or those who love activities like hiking, Palmer Lake is an excellent location. Located in award-winning school district 38, Palmer Lake is an ideal place for raising children. Nestled in the foothills, hiking trails are impossible to miss and a wilderness escape is always right around the corner. Get out on a paddleboard on Palmer Lake, explore the local shops and restaurants in the whimsical downtown area, and have a front-row seat to the area’s cultural offerings like Fourth of July fireworks and the Palmer Lake Star lighting for winter holidays. 

Regardless of the area you choose, the activity offerings, job market, and culture of Colorado Springs create a welcoming environment for young professionals in any industry. 

Still not sure which neighborhood is right for you? I’d love to help! Give me a call at 719-337-7254.

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