Colorado Springs Medicare Insurance AgentsColorado Springs is the most populated city of El Paso County, Colorado. It is located approximately 60 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. It sits at 6,035 feet the city stands over one mile above sea level, though some areas of the city are either significantly higher or lower. Colorado Springs is near the base of the famous American mountains Pikes Peak, which is about 8,000 feet above the city on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs and the city is often called “The Springs” by locals.
It had an estimated population of 439,886 in 2013, which made it the second most populated city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver. The city covers 194.7 square miles which makes it Colorado’s largest city in area. Colorado Springs was chosen as the No. 1 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2006, and placed number one in Outside’s 2009 list of America’s Best Cities.
Part of the territory included in the United States’ 1803 Louisiana Purchase, it used to be called Colorado City and was renamed Colorado Springs in about 1860. During World War II, December of 1942 the United States Army Air Forces leased land adjacent to the municipal airfield and named it “Peterson Field.” The 1950s through 1970s saw an expansion of military presence. From 1965 – 1968 the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College and the Colorado Technical University were established in or near the city.
Colorado Springs has many features that help make it an upcoming modern urban area, such as parks, bike trails, and urban open-area spaces. The Springs economy is driven by the military, high-tech industry, manufacturing and tourism. The city, being at the base of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains make it a great tourist attraction as well as it’s over 55 different areas of attractions and activities. The Springs is home to the United States Olympic Training Center and the headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee.
Medicare Colorado agents in Colorado Springs can help with Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements and Part D Prescription plans.