Welcome to beautiful Pueblo, Colorado - the gateway to Southeast Colorado!
Located at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, Pueblo has been an important crossroads for transportation and trading for more than 150 years, making it the economic hub of southeastern Colorado.
Pueblo is a multi-cultural community, predominantly comprised of Hispanic, Italian and Slovenian populations who have been here for generations. Drawing from this unique cultural makeup, our community is well known for our diverse and delicious foods. One of the largest steel-producing cities in the United States, Pueblo is sometimes referred to as the "Steel City". And as the hometown of four Medal of Honor recipients — more per capita than any other city in the United States — Pueblo is also known as the "Home of Heroes."
Pueblo on AARP's Top Ten Places to Retire for Less
This smaller desert community is winning attention as a bargain among Colorado's sprawling cities. While skiers can be on world-class slopes in less than two hours, Pueblo's climate is blissfully temperate. And the city offers unexpected delights, including HARP (Historic Arkansas River Project), archaeological treasures, an impressive library and expanding health care options. And people here are among the healthiest in the U.S., with a longer life expectancy, fewer deaths from heart disease and cancer, and a lower stress index.
Pueblo Certified by State as Creative District
"We are committed to finding ways to spur economic development in our city," said Pueblo City Manager Sam Azad. "This certification shows that job creation not only involves traditional efforts, but includes supporting those who not only will enrich our community through art but also boost our economic vitality."
Pueblo Wins the 2013 Governor's Arts Award!
Gov. John Hickenlooper announces that the cities of Pueblo and Aspen are the recipients for the 2013 Governor's Arts Award..."These cities' commitment to investing in arts, creative industries and educating on the importance of the arts expands both cultures and our economies..."
Pueblo Featured on KRCC's Western Skies!
Pueblo has been getting a lot of attention nationwide lately. It's tough to put into words, but a recent article on KRCC's Western Skies program pretty much sums it up.