At SearchSpringsHomes.com, we understand that three most important things about your home usually start with Location, Location, and Location. If you are being relocated from another area it is difficult to decide which neighborhood best fits your desires and budget. For this reason we created the most comprehensive guide to Colorado Springs neighborhoods that exists. Our guide details the different Colorado Springs MLS areas and the individual neighborhoods that are within those areas. Below is an overview of the Pikes Peak Region to help you narrow down your choices. To the right is a detailed list that includes all of the real estate areas in the region. Clicking on those links brings up a neighborhood list within that area. We hope you enjoy using our site to get to know Colorado Springs neighborhoods and gain the confidence through your review that the Coram Real Estate Group can provide you the information you need to find your next home. We are Colorado Springs neighborhood experts and would love to help you find the perfect one to call your home! Call us at 719-344.2410 to start touring communities today!
Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region is one of the most dynamic and growing regions in the nation. The quality of life here is exceptional and consistently ranks highly as one of the best places to live. 'The Springs', as locals refer to it, is listed among the top fifteen cleanest cities according to the American Lung Association, Best City for Families according to Parenting.com as well as one of the top 20 Friendliest Bike Cities in America by Bicycle Magazine. Click here for a complete list of awards and recognition.
An Unparalleled Setting
Residents of Colorado Springs enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year, which makes it easy to get out and enjoy the great Colorado outdoors. Colorado Springs has a very unique combination of having the great outdoors literally at your doorstep with all the niceties offered by the city close at hand. Not only is the city crowned by Pikes Peak, known world-wide as America's Mountain, but some of the most amazing and historic regional parks such as the Garden of the Gods are interspersed throughout the city.
Thriving Business Environment
Of course, it is pretty much common knowledge that Colorado Springs has a beautiful setting. There are many factors, however; that take it from being a great place to visit to being a first-choice location to buy real estate. The business environment here is thriving, and was recently named the '10th Best Place for Business and Career' by Forbes magazine. There are many reasons for this such as excellent tax advantages, diverse and educated workforce with a high percentage of ex-military, low levels of unionization, competitive wages and sophisticated telecommunications networks. Some of the leading employers in the area are Lockheed Martin, Verizon Business, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Compassion International and the Broadmoor Hotel, a historic five-star resort.
Cultural Arts, Events and Festivals
The cultural arts are alive and vibrant in Colorado Springs as well. This is evident by the remarkable sculptures downtown and the countless small art galleries throughout the city. Michael Garman Museum and Gallery is known worldwide for its 'Magic Town' tour and the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College displays some of the most amazing painting and sculptures by local artists and students.
There is also some kind of festival or event going on throughout the year that often include closing down Tejon St. downtown for a parade. Some of the more popular events are the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (America's 2nd oldest auto race behind the Indy 500), the amazing Colorado Balloon Classic, the rowdy Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and the holiday spectacular Festival of Lights.
Top Rated Education
Education is an important part of the fabric of Colorado Springs. Three of the districts here, Cheyenne Mountain District 12, Air Academy District 20 and Lewis-Palmer District 38 all continually rank in the top ten school districts in the state. Since 2000, District 12 has been the highest performing school district in terms of CSAP performance, according to the Colorado Department of Education.
There are many choices for adult education here as well. Established in 1874, Colorado College was in existence two years before Colorado even became a state; and continues to be a leader in education. The Colorado Springs branch of Colorado University, UCCS, is here as well as Pikes Peak Community College, with four convenient locations throughout the city. The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is located here also, along with numerous other technical and trade schools.
With five Air Force bases in the region and one Army base, Colorado Springs is home to a large percentage of military families. The bases here include the Air Force Academy, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Buckley AFB, Cheyenne Mountain and Fort Carson. Colorado Springs is very military friendly. From discounts offered by most local retailers to affordable real estate within minutes of any base, this is a great place to be stationed.
When it comes down to it, the neighborhood is the biggest factor when deciding where to buy a home. Whether you are seeking countryside solitude and privacy with metropolitan amenities nearby, or a cozy suburban single family home or an eclectic condo in the heart of the action, and everything in between, Colorado Springs has something for everyone. Here is a brief overview of the different areas and neighborhoods therein:
Central Colorado Springs is the very heart of it all. This area has everything from stately turn of the century mansions in the
Old North End neighborhood to state-of-the-art condos and lofts in Citywalk Downtown and the Lowell Neighborhood.
West Colorado Springs is a great example of the very diverse nature of the city. From early and mid 19th century homes in Old Colorado City to the suburban homes in Pleasant Valley and Holland Park to the upscale gated communities of Cedar Heights and Kissing Camels; West Colorado Springs is a great place to live the Colorado Lifestyle.
Northwest Colorado Springs will forever be etched into the history of the region due to the Waldo Canyon Fire. Yet in spite of this tragedy the residents here have come together in a kindred spirit to rebuild and grow, and it continues to be one of the most desirable areas to own a home. Most of the neighborhoods here are middle and upper class and include Mountain Shadows, Peregrine and Rockrimmon among others.
Briargate features homes built from the 80's to some of the most progressive neighborhoods currently under construction. Some of the original neighborhoods in the area are Windjammer, Summerfield and Fairfax; while some of the latest model homes can be found in Cordera and the upscale golf community of Pine Creek.
Northeast Colorado Springs features suburban neighborhoods built in the 60's, 70's and 80's in neighborhoods such as Vista Grande, Garden Ranch and Norwood as well as late model and hillside homes in University Park, Erindale Heights and St. Andrews. This is a fairly large real estate area with many neighborhoods, making it easy to find the perfect home for your family.
The Powers and Marksheffel areas feature some of the latest and most progressive neighborhoods around. The Powers corridor has some of the newest retail and entertainment areas in town, making it the place to be. Neighborhoods in this area include Stetson Hills, Springs Ranch, Ridgeview and Banning Lewis Ranch.
East Colorado Springs features cozy suburban homes built primarily in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Easy access to both the Powers Corridor and Downtown Colorado Springs make this an ideal location. Some of the notable neighborhoods here are Rustic Hills, Village Seven and Old Farm.
Southeast features many affordable single family homes, condos and apartments. This, combined with proximity to Fort Carson and Peterson AFB make this a popular neighborhood for military families. Some of the neighborhoods here include Soaring Eagles, Spring Creek and Southborough.
Southwest features some of the most prominent neighborhoods in the state, such as the Broadmoor Resort Community, Broadmoor Bluffs, Stratton Preserve and other neighborhoods surrounding the magnificent Broadmoor Resort. Alongside this are more modest neighborhoods like Cheyenne Canyon and Skyway with homes that have their own unique flair. Gold Hill Mesa features late model townhomes, condos and single-family homes.
Manitou Springs provides the cultural counterbalance to neighboring Colorado Springs. The first settlements in the area were here around the natural springs where warring Native American Tribes lived in peace, and this spirit lives on today. From the Emma Crawford Coffin Races to the old Penny Arcade, there is always something going on in Manitou. Neighborhoods here include Crystal Hills and Crystal Park.
Northgate is one of the newest and most rapidly developing areas in the region. Some of the most innovative and progressive homes can be found here in neighborhoods such as Flying Horse and Stone Creek alongside classic neighborhoods like Gleneagle and Pleasant View Estates.
Black Forest offers countryside living with amazing views that is still close to metropolitan areas. Some of the most spectacular properties in the region can be found here in neighborhoods like Cathedral Pines, Black Forest Reserve and High Forest Ranch.
The Tri-Lakes area offers spectacular homes among pines in neighborhoods like Woodmoor and Kings Deer Highlands; as well as cozy, small mountain town condos and townhomes in neighborhoods like Palmer Lake and Jackson Creek, and everything in between.
Falcon offers rural living with metropolitan amenities. It's proximity to Peterson and Schriever AFB and affordable homes make it a popular place for military families. Some of the neighborhoods here are Meridian Ranch and Woodmen Hills.
Fountain Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the region and is the most popular area among those stationed at Fort Carson. Some of the great neighborhoods in this area are Painted Sky at Waterview, Lorson Ranch and Barnstormers Landing.
There are some great outlying areas to consider as well. In the mountains to the west are Woodland Park, Ute Pass and Divide. In the rolling plains to the east are Ellicott/Yoder/Rush, Calhan/Ramah and Peyton. To the north is Douglas County and to the south is Rock Creek
This is by no means a complete list of neighborhoods. However, clicking on the areas to the right will bring up all of the neighborhoods associated with that area.
At Coram Realty Group we understand how difficult it can be navigating the world of real estate, and we are here to help you every step of the way. We are real estate professionals that have an intimate knowledge of the region; and we go above and beyond to help you find the home of your dreams. Please enjoy our comprehensive neighborhood guide and contact us today to get started on the road to a new home in the Pikes Peak Region.