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Guide to Moving to Colorado Springs

The Guide to Moving to Colorado Springs is brought to you by Colorado Mortgage Company, The Front Range Home Team and our many local sponsors and partners. Would you like to have your business added to the guide? Please feel free to email [email protected]
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We love our city of Colorado Springs and we are so glad you decided to make this gorgeous town your new home! Researching information about a new city can be overwhelming, confusing and stressful. We hope this guide will be helpful as you plan your move here and as you get settled into Colorado Springs.

Moving (especially with kids) can seem like the most daunting task! We are so grateful to our community partners for sponsoring this wonderful resource. We hope that this guide makes your transition quick and simple! 

Colorado Mortgage Company

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Colorado Mortgage Company is a locally owned and operated, full service wholesale mortgage company specializing in VA, FHA, jumbo, conventional, and reverse mortgages. We never charge origination fees or junk fees – we believe you shouldn’t have to pay more money to borrow money! We like to make sure our clients know they have the power of choice for their mortgage, so with so much at stake, why not make sure you’re working with someone who puts YOUR best interests first? One of the first things we tell our clients is that the best interest rate on the wrong loan program can cost you thousands. As Colorado Springs residents with a baby on the way ourselves, we look out for our fellow families and their growing needs. Serving all of Colorado since 2003, our goal is to bring more of a personal touch to the home financing process. We understand the commitment you are making and it is our pleasure to the take the time needed to educate you as well as provide the personalized service you deserve. Give us a call today for a personal, private quote.


Chris Clonts, REALTOR- Keller Williams Realty

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The Front Range Home Team helps clients in Colorado turn their real estate dreams in to a reality, while simultaneously transforming lives through home ownership. We are excited to service clients in Colorado Springs. Our team of dedication professionals have knowledge and expertise of not only the real estate market, but the local nuances of the Pikes Peak area and as well as the Old North End Neighborhood. With our partner team booming in the Denver metro area, we have local experts transforming lives from Ft. Collins down to Colorado Springs! If you are looking for a real estate professional, The Front Range Home Team can help you! 

Wolf Ranch



From move-up options to estate living, you’ll find the house that says “home” to you in the neighborhoods of Wolf Ranch. Located in northeast Colorado Springs, Wolf Ranch sits at about 6,500 feet in elevation. Higher than Colorado Springs, its residents never tire of spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and the city. Wolf Ranch has parks, open space, trails, a recreation center and a dog park. Plans include more than 300 acres of open space and parks, over 10 miles of trail, additional recreation centers and a 14-acre lake at the town center.

The Gateway Park is a glimpse of what is to come, with a waterfall, pond, fountain, entertainment pavilion and grass knoll that is situated near the entrance to Wolf Ranch. This park serves as a place to reflect and gather while taking advantage of the striking views of Pikes Peak. The Wolf Ranch Community Council weaves a strong social fabric amongst its residents through planned concerts, events and activities. When community life is strong, it benefits everyone by making each member more aware of one another. Located within the boundaries of the award-winning Academy District 20 Schools, Wolf Ranch is home to Ranch Creek Elementary School and other school sites are planned for the future. The region’s leading new home builders are waiting to help you discover the beauty, quality and affordability of life at Wolf Ranch. 

Wolf Ranch is proud to feature builders who don’t just build homes, but create dreams. We invite you to take a look at our ten builders below to discover your next dream home.


Focusing on streamline construction, Saint Aubyn Homes crafts attractive, high quality, and energy efficient homes. At Saint Aubyn Homes in Colorado, we know that you don’t always have time to wait for the new home of your dreams. That’s why we offer a wide selection of new Saint Aubyn Homes available now (or very soon) in each of our communities. Your brand new Saint Aubyn Home in Colorado is just a few keystrokes away!


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JM Weston Homes is a collaboration of individuals who are passionate about building a top-quality product and providing outstanding customer service. We believe strongly in building relationships with customers, trade partners, land owners, and developers. What we enjoy most is the celebration that takes place around the closing table with each and everyone one of our new homeowners.



Homes just as intelligent at they are beautiful. Over the years, Challenger has sold a lot of homes, in a lot of different designs, to a lot of different people. However, the core principle hasn’t changed. Making life better by offering outstanding value, building more house to call home, designed around the customer at an affordable price and constructed by a builder one can trust. For more than a decade now, Challenger has been proudly serving Colorado Springs and making life better…one home at a time.


At Classic Homes, we’ve broken ground all across the Pikes Peak Region, offering exciting new homes for sale in premier neighborhoods up and down the Front Range. But in our twenty-plus year history as an award-winning local business, we’ve discovered one very important thing. It isn’t just about building a better home. Or even a better community. It’s about building a better world—for our clients, partners, and families—through hard work, honest business practices, and an unswerving dedication to excellence.


Gray Homes’ goal is to streamline the building process and make the entire experience fun and enjoyable.  By including at no charge most of the features other builders charge as upgrades, you get the home you want at the price you expect.  No hidden costs, or massive option upgrade pricing just to get the home you want.  Dave Gray, the owner of Gray Homes, is a semi-custom home builder placing emphasis on clean modern luxury, contemporary flair, innovative product lines, and energy efficiency. 


Covington Homes is a local and family owned business committed to building homes for the joy of experiencing the smiling faces of our homeowners on the day we hand over the keys.  Grace and Ron Covington, partners and long time real estate professionals, continue to bring beautiful and exceptionally well-built homes and communities to Colorado Springs and El Paso County with the hard work and dedication of our award-winning Team.  As a result, our homes stand the test of time.


You want a new home as unique as you are. We understand that. As a home builder in Colorado Springs, we never build the same house twice. Instead, we start with a new home plan, and encourage you to add your own special touches. You can make it more comfortable, more spacious, more intimate. We believe your new home should be a place you look forward to at the end of the day. With innovative floor plans and beautifully crafted homes, we continue to raise the bar in the home building industry, while providing our clients with an exceptional home buying experience in every home.


David Weekley Homes has formed its reputation on building quality new homes and providing Homebuyers with innovative floor plan designs, a long list of Choices to personalize their new home, and inspired Service from a financially stable, highly awarded new home builder. As one of the largest privately held home builders in America, we have built over 80,000 new homes in hundreds of communities throughout 22 markets. From hundreds of award-winning floor plans to unmatched Customer Service, our Purpose is to Enhance People’s Lives… one new home at a time.


At Vanguard Homes, our goal is to be successful and that means helping our buyers achieve their home building & home buying dreams & goals. If we accomplish that we will be! “Vanguard” means to be at the forefront of a movement or trend. Vanguard Homes is aggressively moving forward with fresh design ideas and the newest home technologies to enhance value. Vanguard’s Promise, To provide new home buyers with superior homes, customer service, and simply greater value than what the local industry has ever offered before.


At Goetzmann Custom Homes, success is more than exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. A strong commitment to clients, we  provide the quality workmanship, on time and on budget completions and open communication throughout the planning and building process.“We want to convey to our clients that we are always here for them. If there is anything we can do during the process to make them more comfortable, we will do it. This translates through everyone in our company.” This statement sums up the highly respected Custom Home Builders‘ philosophy for over 30 years.

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Are you looking for a local and personable lender who is available outside of business hours? Phil Wynkoop with Caliber Home Loans gives all his clients his personal cell phone. He understands that buying a home is not a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 process. PCSing? Having been born and raised in Colorado Springs, he is familiar with the local market and surrounding areas and is ready to walk you through the VA loan process. Phil also specializes in conventional, jumbo, FHA, and down payment assistance (first time home buyer) loans and refinances. Call or text at (719) 651-7991 if you’re curious what you could qualify for. 
Rustic Realty

Rustic Realty started as an exclusive agent of a parade winning home-builder and almost immediately expanded into the resale market. We are one of the area’s oldest and most experienced independent real estate companies in Colorado Springs. If you are a first-time buyer, seller or an experienced investor, we will partner with you to provide useful information about how to choose the “right” property, prepare your home for sale, make an offer, negotiate, finance, move, and everything involved in making an informed real estate decision in today´s market. Rustic Realty is a creative, innovative and people-oriented company with customer satisfaction as the top priority. Whether you are buying, selling, or simply considering a move, we look forward to working with you!

Ethan Panariso, Realtor

Buying a home can be both a major financial decision and an emotional one. After all, this is the house you plan on raising your children in. Ethan Panariso, a realtor for Colorado Springs and its surrounding areas, knows all too well the pressure that comes from making this important life choice for your family. Choosing Ethan as your realtor gives you a partner who walks with you and provides expert advice at every turn. Call or text Ethan at (719) 321-6040 to begin the journey to your new home. Are you selling? Just have a question? Ethan would be more than happy to talk with you, too. 

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Ann Heiring

As a top-ranked, full-time Realtor (and Mom) in our gorgeous Pikes Peak region of Colorado, I am happy and delighted to assist with anything and everything real estate – and am available 7 days a week! An Accredited Buyer Representative as well as a Certified Residential Specialist (in addition to holding a number of additional industry designations and certifications) both my Buyer and Seller clients receive high-quality service provided with integrity and genuine care. Do contact me via phone or text at (719)440-1010 with any questions you may have regarding the home buying or selling process – I would love to hear from you! 



Our online, tuition-free public schools, powered by K12 offer students a high-quality education. Students receive:

  • Award-winning online curriculum and hands-on materials
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers
  • Access to an online community and a variety of support—all designed to help students feel connected and engaged

Colorado Springs Moms Blog Neighborhood Groups

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We started Colorado Springs Moms Blog is to create community among moms and families both online AND offline. We launched our Neighborhood Groups to connect mamas to one another right where they live in Colorado Springs. These groups are an organic way to plan playdates with moms who live near you or ask for recommendations on local resources. Join your neighborhood group or the 1-2 closest to you!

Colorado Springs Food Trucks

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Food Trucks are such a fun concept, and our city has fabulous options. Check out our local guide to food trucks around Colorado Springs. Plan an outdoor adventure and hit up a food truck before or after your fun.

Date Night Adventures

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You’ve worked hard on your move, and now it is time to recharge. There isn’t a better way than a date night, and our city is full of unique options. Check out these 20 local Date Night Adventures!

Fitness, Health & Wellness


Living in one of the healthiest states and most active cities, there is no shortage of fitness options here. This comprehensive guide is a one-stop shop for you as you choose how to begin (or continue!) your wellness journey. 

Colorado Springs Photographers


Capture beautiful moments and memories in your new scenic city. This guide to local photographers will help you choose the right photographer for your next occasion, whether that is family photos, a new baby, a milestone birthday or anniversary, or your annual Christmas cards! 

Kids Eat Free

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Moving is expensive and often includes a lot of eating out until the new kitchen is unpacked! Use this Kids Eat Free Guide to find the best deals around town for eating out with the whole family. Save a few dollars at dinner for the next gallon of paint you need to buy!

Guide to Direct Sales Consultants

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If you are looking for a great product and love to support local, passionate, hardworking moms, this is your guide. Find the product you are looking for in the area of town closest to you. We are thrilled to be able to support these work from home moms.

Colorado DMV

Where to Apply for your Driver’s License

To apply for your new driver’s license or ID card in Colorado Springs, visit your local driver’s license office

Vehicle Registration

If you recently established Colorado residency, you have 90 days to register your vehicle and obtain Colorado license plates.

The state defines residency as:

  • You own or operate a business within Colorado.
  • You’ve resided in Colorado for 90 days.
  • You work in Colorado.

If you do not register your vehicle within the required 90 days, the state will issue a late fee.

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New to Colorado info HERE

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