About the Colorado Springs Area

Black Forest

North and Northeast of Colorado Springs is the unforgettable Black Forest. Heavily wooded with tall ponderosa pines this area provides privacy and the tranquility of a park like setting. Abundant with wild life and the wonders of nature you will see frequent visits from deer, fox, and birds of various shapes, sizes and origins. Housing styles run the gamut from log cabins, to contemporary suburban like homes to mansions. Many residents are attracted to seclusion in the pines and the neighborhood ambiance of the gentle breezes whistling through the trees. Whoa! This community is perfect for the horse lover family. Don’t forget to bring your horses and ponies. Many homes in Black Forest enjoy horse ride along neighborhood trails throughout the community. Starting prices are in the low $300K – $1.5 Mil for 2.5 Acre homes. The larger 10 Acre properties on the low side start around $500K The beauty of the Forest is frequently compared to the similarity of the renowned Black Forest of Germany. The natural seclusion of this neighborhood provides serenity where you get in touch with natural beauty of Colorado and the very best nature has to offer.

Briargate

The 30 year-old, master planned community on Colorado Springs’ north side is about as suburban as they come. A variety of home sizes, styles and prices. Academy District 20 Schools are frequently “top of the list” for some home buyers. Beautiful parks, schools, trails and tree lined sidewalks make this a vibrant and health conscious community. Many homes back to open space, some homes provide majestic views, and quiet cul-de-sac are also very popular. Lots are generally .12 of an acre and may be gently sloping. The community has moderate to Luxurious homes. Some properties border championship golfing and bubbling creeks in the valleys. The “Shops at Briargate” provides an upscale shopping center within the community. Nearby Chapel Hills Mall offers residents a retail paradise shopping experience. Extensive trail systems and natural landscape provide views while still able to stroll or jog for miles. The YMCA is a community center with swimming pools and activities for the entire family. Beautiful front range views, crisp clean air and easy access to business shopping and recreation make this community the perfect place to live and work. Prices range low $200s to $800s depending on your families wants and needs.

Central

The historic Old North End. Home to grand Victorians, small bungalows, tree lined streets and grassy medians. Peppered with sparkling beauty of bright and vibrant colored annual flowers and plantings carefully nurtured by the city amazes tourists and home owners alike. This is home to the famous U.S. Olympic Committees and Training Complex. The athletes, coaches find this location convenient to downtown Colorado Springs. Most everything is in walking distance to shopping, dining, coffee at street side café or strolling in one of the many parks

East

This area is northeast of Colorado Springs and southeast of Academy & Union Boulevards. Most homes took shape in the 1960s and 1970s as Colorado Springs spread north. Older homes, some of which sit high on bluffs near Union and Austin Bluffs Parkway offer fantastic views of Pikes Peak and the majestic Front Range. The Old Farm and Homestead subdivisions were developed in the 1970s & 1980s – a perfect version of a suburban community. Many of the homes have a combo of city and Pikes Peak views. The Village Seven area combines 7 separate villages with meandering sidewalk trails connecting the Village subdivisions. Villa Loma and Old Farm homes are newer and more expensive. Prices vary from the mid $100s – $400s. Village Seven is due east of the Purple Mountain Majesty of Pikes Peak. Although 25 miles away from Pikes Peak unobstructed line of sight views and sunsets are inspirational. The unforgettable mountain which climbs to an altitude of 14,110 feet above sea level calls to onlookers to come see her. If you do here is a high altitude tip: You will find the top of Pikes Peak on average to be 30 degrees cooler than the city of Colorado Springs which is 6,035 feet above seal level. Be cautious of high altitude symptoms when you first arrive in Colorado Springs as dizziness may occur. Altitude Advantage: Body uses more calories and burns more fat.

Falcon

Home to Schriever Air Force Base this is a massive tract starting about 15 miles east of Colorado Springs. The Air Force Base does not have a runway, so noise from frequent takeoffs and landings are not an issue. This is the Eastern Plains wide open spaces) complete with ranches, pastureland, and some arid and barren land as well. There is a mixture of two-story, modular homes, and multi-acre lots. Frequently properties are sold with 2.5, 5, 10 and 40 acres. Plenty of room to roam. Many properties are self-sufficient with wells and septic systems. Schriever Air Force Base, previously named Falcon Air Force Base employs over 7,000 military, civilian, or Department of Defense Contractors. A 2.5 acre manufactured home can be found starting around $125K and up.

Falcon North

If you are looking for a great place to call home and away from the city you should consider Falcon North.. Northeast of Colorado Springs and 20 – 25 minutes away from the city is a fantastic community – “That Lives Like a Resort.” If you always wanted a country-club lifestyle but believed it was just out of reach – consider Woodmen Hills or Meridian Ranch. These communities are built and intertwine the 4th longest (daily fee – no Country Club rates here) golf course in the USA. The course measures 8,000 yards making it the longest in the state of Colorado. These communities have 4 recreation centers (over 30,000 S.F.) which let residents enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming and vigorous workout facilities in the aerobics and cardio health fitness centers. Less than 25 minute commute to either Schriever or Peterson Air Force Base. Exciting new community and new schools at Meridian Ranch Elementary and Falcon High Schools. Prices start at mid $100s. Properties over 1 acre start at low $200s to mid $400s. If you need plenty of elbow room, lots of fresh air, with acres of room to play with parks and paved trails this community may be for you.

Fountain Valley

Conveniently located south of Colorado Springs Airport and East of Fort Carson gate 20 is the bubbling mix of new and older homes, ranchers and two story properties. Countrywide is Fountain’s far southeast side, bordering Fountain-Fort Carson High School and sports complex. Very convenient to the city’s airport. This area contains mostly smaller homes, moderately priced, that are popular with military families from nearby Fort Carson. Many homes have been built from the 1960s to 90s. Some newer properties have sold in the $300K to $400K range. Older homes can be found $200k and below. Deerfield Hills and Southborough are less expensive while properties in the Soaring Eagles development run in the $175K – $260K range. Designed by Lee Trevino, Appletree golf course is sure to please the avid golfer in the family. Fountain Creek Nature Center houses a variety of interactive displays for children and adults. The highlight is a breath-taking view of the lake and the mountains

Manitou

Manitou Springs attracts tourists year round. A fantastic town and thriving art community. Indian tribes. found Manitou to be a healing spot for Indian tribes that originally settled here. The nearby Garden of the Gods has rock formations reaching toward the sky, filling the scenery. Manitou Springs at 6,000 foot altitude is at the base of Pikes Peak, the home of the Cog Railway. The cog rail train that slowly and gently climbs to the crest of the peak. Competition abounds when the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb “Race to the Clouds” 2nd oldest motor sports race in America started in 1916. In 2009 the race will take place on Sunday, July 19th.

Manitou Springs is also home of the annual Pikes Peak marathon. 13.3 miles from city hall to Pikes Peak. Affordable housing begins in the $175K to $1.4 Mil.

Marksheffel

New Communities with model homes. Banning Lewis Ranch where homes began popping up within last 2 years and Claremont Ranch which started sprouting in 2005 are centrally located. Twenty to twenty-five minutes east of city center this location is hard to beat. Banning Lewis Ranch first opened with the Northtree Ranch House Recreation and information center in 2007. Great Colorado Home Builders such as Classic Homes, John Lain Homes, Capital Pacific Homes and Today’s Homes provide over 20 models and designs to choose from. When you’re here you’ll know it. K-8 public charter school Community recreation center, tennis courts and a jr. Olympic pool are some of the benefits of this community. . The home collection base priced from the low $200s to low $300s based on the collection and series. 20 Model homes are on display and can be viewed at the new home community. Frequently builders have “Move In Now” properties. For my clients convenience I maintain “Bobs Hot List” of builder homes available for quick move in.

Northeast

Classic suburban subdivisions on the Colorado Springs northeast side, sandwiched between Powers Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway. Some of the subdivisions are Wagon Trails, Sundown, Norwood, and University Park. Many homes carry price tags in the $200K and other properties sell for seven figures. Quite a contrast between the mix of older and newer homes. This area is very popular due to central location. Major hospitals are just minutes away. Within 15 minute commute to United States Air Force Academy this area is popular with military personnel. Convenient to just about everything, you rare also just 20 minutes to downtown. Many homes have fantastic hillside views of the Front Range

Northgate

On the northern perimeter of the United States Air Force Academy and just to the east lies the entrance to this outstanding military educational facility The road leading to the entrance of this premier educational facility is Northgate Road. The Academy property can be seen spanning over 18,000 spectacular acres nestled against the Rocky Mountains. To the East of the Academy is Gleneagle Colorado which is an upscale, luxury area with a very desirable close-in location. Homes in this area range from $300K to $800K.

Northwest

Just southwest of the Air Force Academy is the Peregrine, Rockrimmon, and Mountain Shadows subdivisions.. This is a very quiet area and surrounded by mountain splendor. Most lots are fairly level and these home are thick with pine, aspen and lots of scrub oak. Abundant with parks and trails this recreational paradise is a perfect community for all ages and lifestyles. You can get great views of the city as this location is immediately at the foothills and climbs to the mountains. A wide range of home styles and prices to choose from. A benefit to this location is quick access to Interstate I-25. Many residents who work in Denver love to play and live in this area. Don’t be surprised if you discover your new neighbor is a Surgeon, Educator, commercial airline Pilot, or retiree. Ute Valley Park boasts of miles of hiking and biking trails. There are a few properties that are used for raising horses. The nearby Air Force Academy also maintains horse riding stables. Lots of deer trails provide daily viewing of wildlife up close in your back yard. Expect the unexpected. Do not be surprised on rare occasions the trash cans may have been visited by mama bear and her cubs looking for snacks. Close proximity to the mountains and encroaching on wild life territory have brought more visits from animals with people. Once in a while a mountain lion or Coyote howls can be heard in the echo of the hills. If you enjoy the very best nature has to offer, you owe it to yourself to consider living in this neighborhood.

Peyton

Large expanse of north central and north eastern El Paso County. Popular area for homeowners who want to get away from city life; includes large lot subdivision, a mix of older and contemporary housing and area zoned for horses. If you’re looking for a home with acreage this is a great place to start. Home on the Range: Perfect riding terrain offset by views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range in the distance. Falcon’s semi rural and arid landscape is heaven on earth for anyone who loves the wide open spaces. Fantastic horse and equestrian property with plenty of opportunity for buyers in search of undeveloped land, ranch lands, equestrian properties and farm land. This is approximately 25 miles and 35 minute commute to the city center of Colorado Springs.

Powers

Starting in the 1990s this was the fastest growing area of Colorado Springs. Mostly south of Woodmen Road and east of Powers. New multiple shopping centers and movie theaters with 16 screens on the very popular “Powers Corridor.” A mix of entry level and move up homes; one of the busiest areas for home sales each year. Powers is a bustling and thriving community that offers scenic views of mountains in the distance. Situated just north of Peterson Air Force Base the community was name of the Powers Family which originally owned vast acreage east of the city. A brand new 156 bed hospital (St Francis Medical Center) opened summer of 2008 and has brought many healthcare professionals to be close to their place of work. Within the Powers area are Sky sox Baseball Stadium and two 18 hole golf courses. Prices vary but currently range from $150s to $450s Since this is a relatively new subdivision trees are still young and this is not an area with tall mature trees.

Southeast

The southeast Colorado Springs MLS area is west of the Colorado Springs airport, and extends from Platte Ave on the north to Drennan Road on the south. This area is conveniently located near gate 20 at Fort Carson. You may find moderately priced homes are available in this area. Some of the developments are Park Hill, Eastborough, Sand Creek and Soaring Eagles. Homes on standard lots with mature landscaping attract traditional buyers in the $150 – $250K house ranges. Newer developments feature open floor plans vaulted ceilings and multi car garages. This area provides parks, picnic sites, multi sports activity fields, trails etc. Just minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport the location is very popular with city employees and those employees working with the airlines or Peterson Air Force Base

Southwest

The southwest area is where the military boundaries of Fort Carson meet the Broadmoor Hotel a five star, world class luxury resort. Many of the homes are on hillsides or near the luxury golf courses of the Broadmoor. This resort style living is upscale. There are numerous gated communities and Broadmoor condos that are just a short golf cart ride away from the country club which offers golf, swimming and tennis. The city views from these foothills are breathtaking. This neighborhood is very central to a thriving military economy, excellent schools, and numerous shopping and dining options. This community offers countless recreational activities and is home to the famous Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station which plays a vital role in our nation’s national security. The popular Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is nearby and opens year round. Fort Carson’s co-location to this area extends a welcome to the Fort Hood Soldiers who will soon be calling Colorado Springs home.

Tri Lakes

This area is a mix of older and newer homes snuggled into the lush pine forests and crystal clear and shimmering lakes. Many of the lots are over ¼ of an acre and many standard lots are 2.5 Acres. Prices vary from mid $250s to over $2.5Mil. On average over 30 properties listed over the $1Mil range. This are has many golf courses, magnificent city views and homeowners are treated to beautiful tree lined scenes amongst the meandering valleys. The golf course of Kings Deer Golf Club is considered Rocky Mountain West brings the great Scottish courses to Colorado. This area is a great escape from the urban atmosphere – enjoy the native rolling hills and lush wetlands. The area received the name from the 3 lakes at Palmer Lake, Monument and Woodmoor.