| Mar 5, 2020
It’s springtime in the Rockies! As the nation gears up for the spring buying season, Colorado Springs, CO, has vaulted back to the top of realtor.com®’s monthly ranking of the hottest markets for real estate activity.
With affordability top of mind in recent months, smaller markets have dominated the ranking, which reflects the markets getting the most clicks on their listings and where homes spend the fewest days on the market before being snapped up. Fort Wayne, IN, broke its seven-month streak as the nation’s hottest housing market in February, tumbling to No. 16. (Lafayette, IN, on the other hand, moved up from No. 4 in January to No. 2.)
Colorado Springs, which last held the top spot in May 2019, has been hovering around the top 10 since 2017, and sat at No. 10 in January. Once seen as a spillover market for Denver, it has emerged as a prime destination in its own right, with its year-round sunny weather, gorgeous mountain setting, outdoorsy lifestyle, and a burgeoning tech scene.