Colorado Springs Real Estate and Community Information

Colorado Springs Real Estate and Community Information

Colorado Springs is nestled near the base of the beautiful Pikes Peak, rising above 14,000 feet on the edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. With a metro population of 456,568, it is the 2nd most populous city in Colorado, behind Denver, covering about 195 square miles.



The Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne peoples were the first to inhabit the area which would later become Colorado Springs. The land was a part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and it wasn't until 1859 that Colorado City was organized during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. It served at the capital of the Colorado Territory until the capital was later moved to Denver in 1862. In 1871 the Colorado Springs Company laid out the towns of La Font (later called Manitou Springs) and Fountain Colony adjacent to Colorado City. The following year it would be renamed and officially incorporated as Colorado Springs.

 

Today, Colorado Springs is home to many urban amenities such as parks, trails, and outdoor open areas for the community to enjoy. The beautiful mountainous city offers low cost of living, low unemployment rate and a variety of recreation and entertainment options.

 


Living In Colorado Springs

While there may not be as much of the hype for Colorado Springs as there is for an metro city like Denver, it definitely has a lot to offer. According to U.S. News, Colorado Springs made the list of 100 Best Places To Live in the USA, coming in at #11! What does this mean? To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.


Colorado Springs real estate is on par with the average for the U.S., with median home prices being $228,431. Median income is $47,600 and there is a 3.9% unemployment rate.


Colorado Springs Neighborhoods Include:

Colorado Springs

Fountain Valley

Manitou Springs

Tri-lakes

Ute Pass

Pueblo

Pueblo West

Teller County

Fremont County

El Paso County


Shopping & Dining Options In Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs offers a variety of shopping and dining attractions. The quaint town has over 100 local boutiques and shops for daily window shopping and supporting small business owners.


Dining isn't something to look over either. There is a wide variety of cuisines to

choose from including breakfast joints, to late-night snacks, winery and local

breweries.

Old Colorado City - formerly Colorado City, Old Colorado City is a national historic
district with shopping and dining attractions for all.


Chapel Hills Mall - dining, entertainment, and shopping at its best. The Chapel Hills Mall has department stores, restaurants and movie theatres to get everything done you need in one stop.


 

Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation

Located at the base of Pikes Peak, there is over 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails in Colorado Springs. Needless to say it is the outdoor goer’s dream! Colorado Springs also provides a variety of urban commuter trails, neighborhood parks, athletic facilities and open spaces if hitting the trails isn’t on your list of to-do’s.


The city has more than 55 attractions and activities in the area including:


Garden of the Gods - a registered National Natural Landmark, this is the most

visited natural attraction in the region. The beautiful red rocks line the jaw dropping ranges. There is something to do for everyone, with trails, kids exhibits, restaurants and more.

 

Manitou Incline Trail - this trail has a steep incline and gains over 2000 ft of elevation in less than a mile. Manitou Incline Trail is one of the most popular trails in Colorado and has a free shuttle during the summer if hiking is not your thing.


United States Air Force Academy - this is both a military base and academy for those entering the USAF.


Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - This is the U.S.’s only mountainous zoo located on Cheyenne Mountain. Every guest will be able to have an active, unforgettable experience.


Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center - The CO Fine Arts Center encompasses a little piece of all the arts - a museum, theatre and an art school all in one. They also offer special performances in the galleries, stand-up comedy and concerts in the theaters.


U.S. Olympic Training Center -  Colorado Springs plays a major part in the process of Olympic athletes achieving their lifelong goals. The U.S. Olympic Training Center is where athletes go to train and give it their all for 4 years to prepare for the Olympic Games. When visitors take a tour of the OTC, they are able to see the athlete training facilities and  the interactive displays and touchscreens with Olympic history.

 

 

Schools, Health and Transportation

Colorado Springs has plenty of options when it comes to finding an educational institution that fits your family’s needs. From primary and secondary schools all the way up to higher education, you can cater your search to exactly what you are looking for. Overall, the students in the Pikes Peak region achieve Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) scores and high school graduation rates 3-5% higher than the state of Colorado averages.


The Pikes Peak region is a very active area ranking as one of the fittest, healthiest areas in the U.S.. Memorial Hospital North is the city’s main hospital with many other urgent care facilities, doctors, and venters throughout as well.


With residential areas being more widespread, cars are the main mode of transportation for the Metro Colorado Springs area. Downtown is very walkable and the Mountain Metro Transit, the public bus system, is available as well. For bikers and walkers, there are a plethora of footpaths and Colorado Springs is one of the largest networks of bike lanes and bike paths in the country. There is a municipal airport that makes connections to the closest international airport in Denver. Greyhouse also has a terminal for bus commuters.

Contact Information

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Jorgette & Boris
Colorado Casa PMI
955 Pico Point
Colorado Springs CO 80905-7380
O (719) 425-2232
C (719) 499-1232

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