The very rich history of the Pikes Peak Region is woven into the very fabric of the Old North End neighborhood. From the stately frontier era mansions on Wood Ave, aka 'Millionaire's Row,' to the cozy ranchers built as late as the 50's, this neighborhood is the heart of the city. Prices here range anywhere from the mid 100's to the multi-millions. Massive oak trees that were planted by the original residents of the city line the wide roads here above wrought-iron fences laced with vines that frame these spectacular homes.
The Old North End neighborhood is built alongside the Monument Valley Park, which provides residents with a quiet place for a picnic and features numerous playing fields, baseball diamonds, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and peaceful paths that thread through natural foliage. The Pikes Peak Greenway bike path runs through the park as well and is part of the nationally recognized Colorado Springs Trails Network. Several other nearby parks are Palmer Park, Bear Creek Regional Park and Shook's Run.
Just to the south of the Old North End is Downtown Colorado Springs, which features fantastic dining, an impressive mix of shopping and fabulous nightspots, parks, music venues, art galleries and the city library. The Pioneers Museum is located here and provides over 50,000 visitors a glimpse into the robust history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. Live music shows and other live events are frequent at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, while Americal The Beautiful Park offers summertime farmer's markets and a quick cool-off in the impressive Julie Penrose Fountain. To the east of the neigborhood, Bon Shopping center provides a grocery store, hardware store and a number of smaller shops.
Uintah Rd on the southern border of the neighborhood provides very easy access to I-25, making commuting to the Air Force Academy and Fort Carson a breeze, both of which are only about a fifteen to twenty minute drive. Colorado Springs School District 11 serves the neighborhood. As the largest district in the city, D11 offers parents and Students the most academic choices in addition to a challenging and innovative curriculum. Most students here attend Palmer High School. Colorado College is also located here, with it's regal heritage woven deep into the roots of the city.
The Old North End neighborhood is the heart of the Colorado lifestyle. With its spectacular homes, parks, proximity to downtown and I-25 as well as great schools, this is a wonderful neighborhood to come home to.
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