I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, left in 94. As a matter of fact, we were married there.
Pretty much any recreational activity is close, weather is perfect about 50 weeks out of the year, cold one week in january, and stifling hot without wind in august sometime, otherwise, very comfortable.Fishing is superb, multiple lakes, rivers and the oceaqn is 80 minutes away.
Downside? Got to have a iron jaw, what with all the clenching of teeth, the entire state is controlled by liberal assholes.
So, if you have a good income stream, you will need to protect it, because they will smell it as soon as you cross the arizona cali border.