A short 30-minutes outside Colorado Springs sits one of the last remaining major steel-producing cities in the United States. However, to residents who live in Pueblo, CO, the city should better be known for its culture, arts, food, and recreation. Often overlooked by buyers looking in Colorado Springs, Pueblo is an amazing city with incredible amenities and an affordable housing market that should make you look twice.
Here are 7 great reasons to live in Pueblo:
1. It's Affordable
One of the most obvious reasons to move here is that it is affordable. According to Livability.com, the majority of homes in Pueblo are below $299,000 with the majority of home values ranging from $50,000-$149,000. This is in stark contrast to many neighborhoods in Colorado Springs and you really cannot beat this type of value in the area.
2. The Climate
Pueblo is part of the same high desert climate as Colorado Springs, which means you can expect upwards of 300 sunny days per year and a generally dry, temperate climate. Unlike traditional deserts, Pueblo experiences four distinct seasons, which leads us to our next point.
3. Numerous Recreational Activities
Pueblo is known for being an athletic town that welcomes people who enjoy outdoor recreation. There are countless opportunities to enjoy the beautiful weather and moderate climate in the area. Everything from hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, kayaking, and golfing are available at the tip of your fingers. In the winter, residents also enjoy skiing at any number of the world-class ski resorts in the area.
4. A Community Brought Together by Sports
With Colorado State University – Pueblo in the city, you can rest assured that athletics play a huge part in community events. The community loves getting together to cheer on the ThunderWolves. College football is a big part of the culture here.
5. A Foodies' Dream
Food enthusiasts will love dining out in Pueblo. Known for the Pueblo Chile, many local restaurants incorporate this delicious ingredient into their menus. The food scene in Pueblo continues to grow with festivals and events such as the Loaf 'N Jug Chile and Frijoles Festival.
6. The Pueblo Riverwalk
Pueblo is home to the Riverwalk, which is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Through June to September, residents enjoy an amazing farmer's market in the area as well as movie nights overlooking the river. The Riverwalk is also home to many local beloved restaurants and summer events such as the Steel City Brew Fest and the aptly-named Boats, Bands & BBQ Festival.
7. Art and Culture in Pueblo Colorado
The art and culture scene is another great reason to live in Pueblo, Colorado. Located in downtown Pueblo is the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, which is home to the local ballet and the Buell Children's Museum. This museum is a 12,000 foot facility with hands-on exhibits for people of all ages to explore and have fun. The center has a wide range of programs for both children and adults, offering music and art programs for the community. For those that prefer music, the Pueblo Symphony is a popular destination. Steel City Theatre Company provides community theatre options for residents in the area who are interested in performing or watching a show.
All these amazing amenities in Pueblo are in addition to its great parks, museums, local shops, and the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, which is home to many of the city's performers and culture.
If you aren't already considering Pueblo for your next home purchase, you should seriously start. At the moment, the city seems to be a well-kept secret among residents, but it is sure to gain popularity as word of its amazing amenities and high quality of living spread. For more information on living in Pueblo, CO, call Military Home Search at 719-373-1906 or toll-free at 800-205-6170.
Lauren Schneider, Real Estate Agent and Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
Lauren Schneider has lived in Colorado Springs for nearly 20 years and knows that the military is what keeps this town ticking, which is one of the reasons she's chosen to pursue her dream of helping military families with all of their homebuying needs. Learn more about Lauren or start your home search now.