From the towering Julie Penrose Fountain in America the Beautiful Park to the regal turn-of-the-century mansions in the Old North End to the Olympic Training Center to the east, Central Colorado Springs is the ideal location to own a home. Purchasing a home here is affordable, too; with a median sale price of only $165,000. Imagine owning a cozy home along one of the oak tree-lined streets that was laid out by the founder of the city himself, General William Jackson Palmer!
Access into and out of the Central area is easy as well. There are a number of places to access I-25, while Platte Ave, Uintah St. and Austin Bluffs provide quick routes to the east side, and Colorado Avenue is the main thoroughfare to the westside. Nevada Avenue cuts through the center and provides easy access to downtown restaurants and shops as well as an indoor climbing gym.
There are many parks in the area too, most notably Monument Valley Park which runs from downtown to the Old North End and has the Pikes Peak Greenway jogging and biking path snaking through it. There is also Acacia Park downtown with the Uncle Wilbur fountain (a popular place for the kiddies), quiet and peaceful Shooks Run Park and Memorial Park with a lake that is open to fishing and a massive skate park.
District 11, the largest district in the city, is the main school district here; with Palmer High School, the oldest school in the city, as its centerpiece. Other high schools here are Coronado and Wasson as well as the historic Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind, founded in 1874. There are also a number of private and charter schools in the area.
Central Colorado Springs is also close to all of the military bases, with Fort Carson and the AFA just minutes away on the interstate, and Peterson and Shreiver just quick drive to the east on Platte ave.
So with all the amenities and attractions of the city at your doorstep, and the mighty Pikes Peak practically in your backyard and always on the western horizon, why would you want to live anywhere else?