When many people think of Colorado Springs, they envision soaring elevations and the United States Olympic Training Center. However, the city also has a diverse array of neighborhoods. From small town exurbs and hip urban areas to country club suburbs, The Springs is sure to have a neighborhood that fits your needs no matter your tastes.
The Old North End Neighborhood in Colorado Springs has two National Register Historic Districts: the North Weber Street/Wasatch Avenue and North End National Register Historic Districts. Both feature wonderful examples of late 19th-century architecture. Popular attractions in the neighborhood are the North End Tree Walk and Monument Valley Park.
The city’s most prestigious neighborhood is Old Broadmoor. In this area, there is a mix of new mansions, old mansions built between 1920 and 1950, and pricey remodels. The neighborhood features great walkability and a golf course at the historic, five-diamond Broadmoor hotel and resort.
Niche is a quality real estate website that ranks the best places to retire in the country. They recently created a list of the 2016 Best Places to Retire in Colorado based on the senior population, the climate, and access to entertainment and health care. The top Colorado Springs suburb on the list was Gleneagle. This small community of just 6,600 residents is located in an attractive setting, has an educated population, and the climate in the summer is gorgeous. The cost of groceries, utilities, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses are all below the national average here.
Movoto is another site that ranks suburbs based on livability. They recently came out with a list of the 5 Best Colorado Springs Suburbs. The list includes Falcon, Green Mountain Falls, Peyton, Manitou Springs, and Woodland Park, which regularly hosts art and music festivals. Woodland Park is also celebrated for its alpine climate that is great for skiers. In fact, it is known as “The City above the Clouds.” The grandchildren will love visiting the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, which is dedicated entirely to dinosaurs and fossils.
What may be the best neighborhood for a lot of people may not be exactly what you are looking for. Fortunately, you can find your ideal slice of Colorado Springs using one of the many tools available to help you. Neighborhood Scout is one popular tool. The site offers an interactive map that allows you to view neighborhoods based on public schools, home values, and crime rates.
If you are looking for a neighborhood with the most affordable housing, the map shows that the Stratmoor and Fort Carson neighborhoods have reasonable home prices. The safer parts of town include Rock Creek Park and Black Forest.
Colorado Springs is sure to have the right neighborhood for you no matter what your lifestyle needs may be. You are sure to find the best place for you as you take your time and have fun exploring the city and searching for a home.
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