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The population in Colorado Springs currently is around 400,000 people, but that's enough to make it Colorado's second largest city. Locally referred to as “The Springs” Colorado Springs lies an hour south of Denver at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak. Downtown Colorado Springs sits at 6,035 feet, a bit over Denver's mile high claim to fame at 5280 feet.
Due to the high altitude, the city is home to the United States Olympic Training Center where many national athletes train and make the city their home. The city was named the number one Best Big City in Best Places to Live by Money magazine in 2006. The school district serving the city is Colorado Springs School District 11, one of the oldest districts in the area. The city is surrounded by Peterson Air Force Base, Ft Carson Army Base, NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain and the Air Force Academy, which makes it a very military friendly community.