The Springs boasts many great neighborhoods to hang your hat. With median sales prices lower than Denver, Colorado Springs is one of the hottest secondary markets in the US. 5 neighborhoods stand out for buyer popularity, from local vibe to excellent school districts.

Briargate

This neighborhood is mostly east of I-25, bounded by Old Ranch Road to the north and E Woodmen Road to the south. There’s a smaller extension west of the highway. Briargate was created as a master planned community of about 10,000 acres. There are plenty of parks and trail systems, plus oodles of shopping and dining. Part of Academy District 20, Briargate is coveted for families. The demographic is mostly military and white collar.

Median Sales Price: $310,000 (+11.5% year-over-year) Trulia

School District: Academy District 20

Points of interest: Promenade Shops at Briargate, Briargate Family YMCA, Pine Creek Golf Course.

Rockrimmon

Set up against the foothills just south of the US Air Force Academy, Rockrimmon offers spectacular vistas and a sense of mountain living. Expect to see deer or bighorn sheep strolling through. Developed in the ‘70s, you’lll find many split levels to accommodate the hilly terrain. The neighbors are military, white collar types and educators.

Median Sales Price: $264,000 (+3.4% year-over-year) Realtor.com

School District: Academy District 20

Points of interest: Rockrimmon Open Space, Ute Valley Park

Broadmoor

Built in the 1980s in the shadow of its namesake hotel, there’s an opulent feeling to living in such a picturesque place. Expect to see many custom homes tucked up against Pikes Peak. In addition to million-dollar homes, you’ll find a mix of styles and sizes ranging from the $180Ks to the high $800Ks. Expect to get to know your neighbors, many who are well established in the area. You’ll find executives, docs and lawyers in the high-end homes; white collar and some military in the moderately-priced homes.

Median Sales Price: $346,000 (-8.9% year-over-year) Realtor.com

School District: Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

Points of interest: The Broadmoor resort and golf club, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak, Helen Hunt Falls.

Downtown

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Downtown COS is a small-town-feeling cityscape east of I-25 and north of Highway 24; all but a small portion is west of Nevada Ave. There are plenty of cultural options, from dining to the arts. You’ll find condos, of course, but straight-up suburban homes also live within this region. Closer to Old Colorado City you’ll find some grand old ladies from the late 1800s, plus some large customs. Like most city centers, downtown residents are diverse in occupation, ethnicity and political leanings.

Median Sales Price: $249,000 (-4.3% year-over-year) Realtor.com

School District: Colorado Springs School District 11

Points of interest: Downtown stuff (duh), museums, galleries, parks.

Stetson Hills

This newer area on the east side of town in the Powers corridor is a classic family neighborhood. It’s one of the most affordable areas with prices in the $200Ks for big, newer homes. Shopping, dining and all the things you need are central, but the commute may be long for major employers outside Peterson Air Force Base. In addition to some military neighbors, you’ll find people in a variety of professional occupations.

School District: 49

Points of interest: Sky Sox baseball club, parks, trails


Wherever you’re looking to buy in Colorado Springs, Redefy’s experienced agents know the best neighborhoods for your lifestyle.

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