Located in the countryside to the east of Colorado Springs is the "Family oriented community" of Lorson Ranch. Prices for these newer model homes begins in the 150's and the homes are cozy with well-kept lawns and great mountain view. The average size is around 2,000 SF and homes have up to 5 bedrooms and 2-3 car garages.
While Lorson Ranch may be tucked away off the beaten path, it is still easily accessible to many area parks, as well as dining and shopping areas. The Bluestem Prairie Open Space is located just a few minutes away. Surrounding the Big Johnson Reservoir, the land is home to over 200 bird species and 80 mammal species. Pronghorn, black-tailed prairie dogs and mountain plovers, as well as the red-tailed hawk, burrowing owls and migratory shorebirds are often seen in the area. Wildflowers are abundant in the spring.
Just a few minutes to the southwest of Lorson Ranch, the town of Fountain offers many exciting Festivals and events such as the Thunder Valley Car and Bike Show, the Harvest Moon Festival and Haunted house and the Fountain Valley museum, which depicts the rich history of the area. The Pikes Peak International Raceway, one of the fastest ovals in the nation, is located here; and the Fountain Creek Nature Center is a nationally recognized birding area.
There is plenty of shopping and restaurants close to Lorson Ranch as well. Fontaine Rd to the provides access to HWY 85/87 which has plenty of retail stores and restaurants including a Walmart, Family Dollar and countless restaurants. Mesa Ridge Parkway accesses a Safeway grocery store, Lowe's Home Improvement Center and a Walgreens among other smaller shops and convenience stores.
Commuting from Lorson Ranch is a breeze as well. Mesa Ridge Parkway provides direct access to I-25 and Fort Carson to the south, as well as the Colorado Springs Airport to the north. Marksheffel Rd provides easy access to Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB, just about a ten to fifteen minute drive.
Lorson Ranch is served by Widefield District 3 which continually ranks among the top 20 largest of 178 school districts in Colorado. Students here attend Webster Elementary School, Janitell Middle School, and Widefield High School.
The Lorson Ranch neighborhood offers not just peace and tranquility but also fantastic parks and open spaces, great shopping and dining areas as well as excellent festivals and some of the best schools in the state. It is certainly a great place to call home.
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