The "West Side" as this area is affectionately called, is loved for its unique homes, quality schools, trails and access to the foothills. There is a wide variety of housing on the west side, from Kissing Camels, Garden of the Gods and Old Colorado City, with everything from gated country clubs to turn-of-the-century bungalows. Colorado Springs School District 11 provides quality school options for families who choose to live in one of the many unique neighborhoods between Interstate 25 and the foothills of the Rampart Range.
The Downtown area of Colorado Springs boasts a wide variety of homes from senior living and affordable housing to multi-million dollar homes in the Old North End. Private university Colorado College is in the downtown neighborhood area and offers concerts and lectures open to the public. The tree-lined streets create a charming neighborhood to walk and work, shop and live. America The Beautiful Park and Monument Park offer wonderful places to enjoy the moderate Colorado Springs weather winter and summer.
Briargate is the biggest neighborhood in school district 20 in northern Colorado Springs. Designed in the late 70's to be a place to live and work and play – a community within a community. Today, Briargate boasts some of the best schools in the state, modest and high-end housing, wonderful shopping, restaurants, hospitals, and easy access to go south to downtown Colorado Springs or north to Monument.
The beautiful golf course community of Flying Horse enjoys mountain and Academy views, District 20 schools, easy access to both Monument, Colorado and downtown Colorado Springs. This community in the Northgate area just north of Colorado Springs attracts families and retirees alike.
Nestled in the mouth of the Ute Valley pass, the small city of Manitou Springs has only 5000 residents and charm to spare. People come to Manitou (as the locals call it) to climb the Incline, enjoy the shops, restaurants, culture and views of the red rocks that surround this proud community. Housing options range from crazy small older homes, to modern condos to luxury custom homes in the foot hills. The neighborhood of Crystal Park is a gated community that offers beautiful acreage for custom home building. Very close to Garden of the Gods Park on the west side of Colorado Springs and only minutes from the mountain town Woodland Park in adjacent Teller County. Your day of recreating in the sun awaits.
The Powers Corridor of Colorado Springs is a thriving area to the east of Colorado Springs with convenient housing, shopping and commuting options for the many people who call the area home. Neighborhoods Stetson Hills, Indigo Ranch and Springs Ranch are all close enough to Sky Sox baseball stadium to be able to see when they launch fireworks after games. It’s all here; brew pubs, crafting, organic food stores, clothes shopping, large plant nurseries, and many types of restaurants. School district Falcon 49 provides a variety of education options to families in the area from charter and Core Knowledge schools to traditional and science academies. There are several builders in the area making it possible to pick our all the details of your next home before it’s even built.
The large Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs in zip code 80906 is well established and you can feel it when you drive or walk through the treed neighborhoods and well-preserved older homes. There are homes available from the low $100,000′s all the way up to multi-millions. The southwest part of Colorado Springs is lower elevation at 6200 feet and tends to be warmer than other parts of El Paso county, promoting the growth of more deciduous trees and beautiful flowers. Perhaps most known for the Broadmoor Hotel, the Broadmoor area in nestled up against the foothills of western Colorado Springs. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo sits above and to the west and looks out over all of Colorado Springs and to the plains to the east.
The Black Forest area in El Paso County, Colorado, is a large forested area northeast of Colorado Springs. With everything from small cabins to vast acreages and multi-million dollar homes, the Black Forest area appeals to many people. Most lots in Black Forest are 5 acres and have private wells and a septic systems. Some parts of Black Forest are in Academy School District 20 and the area further east is in Falcon 49 School District. There are many different types of neighborhoods to suit different needs and tastes, some with strict covenants and others with none at all. There is an independent spirit in the Black Forest area and a pride that shows in the beautiful and unique homes people build. In the quiet sea of trees you’ll find basic services as well as wonderful and unique offerings; bed and breakfasts, spas, churches, La Foret Conference Center, the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Black Forest Regional Park and Fox Run Park among many others.
The Tri-Lakes area of northern El Paso County in Colorado, boasts two wonderful communities; Monument and Palmer Lake. Monument, Colorado, at 7135 feet elevation, has all the charm of small town living with the convenience of being close to Colorado Springs to the south. Situated next to Pike National Forest to the west, this community has wonderful views of the mountains and the picturesque Air Force Academy grounds. Many different types of homes are available in this area bordering Black Forest, from condominiums and horse property to forested estates. Lewis Palmer school district adds a level of pride and prestige to this community with its quality programs, successful sports teams and high test scores. The neighboring community of Palmer Lake shares the same schools and the benefits of being a small town. The downtown area across from the lake has several great restaurants and is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The homes in Palmer Lake are older and unique on smaller lots generally than in Monument to the east. Founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer, this town has plenty of history and character.
The Fountain Valley area includes the municipality of Fountain, Colorado, the area right around the Fort Carson Army Base and the areas of Widefield and Security. There are a lot of newer homes and some more affordable homes. The city of Fountain itself, boasts the charm of small-town living, lots of newer neighborhoods and wonderful views of the mountains. This warm community boasts the Fountain Valley Nature Center with activities for kids and beautiful trails to walk along the river.
The rural areas of Falcon and Peyton, Colorado provide options for those who have horses or simply want more room to roam. Since 2000, the area has been developed with many newer neighborhoods and now provides more affordable options for families who want a nicer, newer home. There are both equestrian and walking trails throughout various neighborhoods. Sitting at the junction of Woodmen Road and Highway 24, this area is a convenient commute for those who work at Peterson Air Force Base, Fort Carson Army Base, or many places in Colorado Springs. Supported by Falcon 49 School District, there are several types of school models for families to choose from. The neighborhoods of Meridian Ranch and Woodmen Hills both have community centers with swimming pools and activities for all ages. Meridian Ranch boasts the Antler Creek Golf Course. Measuring 8000 yards from end to end, it’s the longest golf course in Colorado.
Teller County, Colorado offers wonderful mountain living with easy access to city amenities. The town of Woodland Park is the largest municipality in the county at about 7500 residents. At 8465 feet elevation, it is called “The City Above the Clouds.” Many residents work in the area and many others commute to Colorado Springs which can be as close at 25 minutes away. The short drive from Colorado Springs takes you up Highway 24 through Ute Pass, winding past the picturesque little towns of Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls and Crystola and through Woodland Park, Divide, and Florissant or even Cripple Creek if you head south on Highway 67. This beautiful area is surrounded by Pike National Forest and offers amazing mountain vistas both winter and summer. Whether you want a day-hike in Mueller State Park, an afternoon at the Florissant Fossil Beds, a weekend at the casinos in Cripple Creek, or a lifetime in your mountain getaway, this area has much to offer.