Monday, March 15, 2021 / by Megan Woissol
Colorado Springs is a beautiful city that has experienced immense growth in the last decade. With mountains and nature, hiking, local brewing companies, top-notch restaurants, and skiing and snowboarding close by, it has quickly become a sought after place to call home. Many visitors fall in love with the city and decide to relocate to take advantage of all it has to offer. While Colorado Springs' residents, especially local business owners are largely accommodating and positive about the city's growth, there are several things you need to know before you pack your U-Haul and take the plunge.
Ranked One of the "Best Cities for Jobs" in 2021
Many Industries Are Still Recovering From the Pandemic
While the food service and grocery industries saw increased employment rates in 2020, many other industries experienced a rapid decline of hired personnel and hiring. In 2021, there has been a slow incline as many businesses face relaxed COVID restrictions and welcome employees back to work. However, due to the many businesses forced to close their doors permanently, many Colorado Springs residents have not returned to work and may face a continued exodus from employment.
Experts anticipate this to continue for several more years. What this means for you as you look to relocate to Colorado Springs is two fold; one, you should consider your industry and adjust your job search accordingly, allowing for more time to apply and make connections if necessary, and two, your move to the area may take longer than anticipated. For many, the latter is extremely unideal. However, the delay in getting a job may work in your favor when it comes time to find a place to live.
Rent costs have skyrocketed
If you plan to rent a home, there are abundant opportunities to do so. However, the average cost of rent is about $1,500, ranging from $1,000 to well over $2,000 depending on size, amenities, and location. Many landlords (both private and public) require proof of employment and a salary equivalent to at least 3.5x the cost of rent, making securing a job prior to your arrival even more important.
3. Local Legislature
4. COVID Restrictions
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