About Colorado Springs Campus
Everest College's Colorado Springs campus is located at 1815 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916, approximately one-half mile west of the intersection of East Fountain Boulevard (Highway 24) and South Powers Boulevard (Highway 24) in Colorado Spring, Colorado (80916). The campus' building offers ample off-street parking.
For students with children, there are several daycare centers within minutes of the campus. These include Springs Preschool, White Oaks Academy and Terry's Kids.
Restaurants in the immediate area include Glad's Original Barbecue, Chris & Zeke's Bar and Grille, and Dragon Express. There are also dozens of restaurants along nearby South Academy Boulevard, including Wendy's, Carl's Junior, Tong Tong, Texas T-Bone, Black Jack Pizza and Sonic Drive-In.
A 7-Eleven is conveniently located just one block north, and a Safeway supermarket is just five minutes away by car.
More About Colorado Springs
Colorado's second-largest city by population (414,000-plus) and largest city by area (186.1 square miles), Colorado Springs sits at the base of world-famous Pike's Peak on the dramatic eastern edge of the Colorado Rockies. Known for its mild climate, vibrant economy, good schools, low crime rate and relatively low cost of living, Colorado Springs was named the No. 1 Best City by Moneymagazine (2006) and received a similar honor by Outside magazine (2009).
Founded in 1871 as a health retreat, the area got a massive but short-lived economic shot in the arm when gold was discovered on Pike's Peak. The resulting Gold Rush lasted for about 10 years, during which Colorado Springs grew from a minor Western settlement into a thriving commercial complex. Many prospectors became multi-millionaires who then pumped their newfound wealth back into the city, helping to create an infrastructure that exists to this day. When the Gold Rush was over, Colorado Springs briefly returned to its original role as a health mecca, but the U.S. military saw potential here and in short order created an Army training base, an air base, the Cheyenne Mountain NORAD Air Defense HQ and, last but certainly not least, the United States Air Force Academy.
Because of its unique location and altitude, Colorado Springs enjoys relatively mild winters and only occasional major snowfalls, most of which quickly melt away. Summers tend to be mild and dry. The area is known for its unusually high lightning activity, which is why late 19th century inventor Nicola Tesla chose the city to study electricity.
Today, Colorado Springs's economy is driven by the U.S. military, high-tech manufacturing and tourism, in that order.
Although Colorado Springs has no major sports franchises, it is the national headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee as well as the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Long associated with figure skating, the city is the home of the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame, as well as the Broadmoor Skating Club.
The city has an extensive highway system and also provides mass transit through Mountain Metropolitan Transit (Metro) and Front Range Express (FRX), which makes runs between Colorado Springs and Denver.
Colorado Springs offers a wide variety of shopping centers to appeal to virtually any taste or budget. Popular destinations include Citadel Mall, Cheyenne Mountain Shopping Center, Chapel Hills Mall and Pioneer Plaza.
If you are fortunate to live in or near Colorado Springs, it's time to take advantage of all the extraordinary opportunities this amazing community has to offer. Make the most of your education.
Contact Everest College - Colorado Springs, CO, today and learn more about the career training programs offered.