Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are part of living in Colorado Springs. Set at the foot of Pikes Peak, the beauty of nature is everywhere in and around Colorado Springs, and recreation has been a part of life for what is now a population of nearly 400,000 since General William J. Palmer founded the city in 1871. The city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department manages parks, hiking trails, open space, forests and recreational facilities. (more)
General Palmer donated nearly 2000 acres of land for parks, horse trails, paths, and scenic roads to establish the foundation for the city's park system. Today there are 12,000 acres of recreational areas consisting of 123 neighborhood parks, 8 community parks, 7 regional parks, 6 sports complexes and 40 open space areas.
Colorado Springs' downtown is undergoing revitalization, which started with the development of 30-acre Confluence Park. The park is spurring redevelopment in areas around downtown, as it provides trail access to downtown, and creates a gathering place for the community. Downtown is a charming and eclectic mix of small businesses featuring everything from clothing and gourmet food to coffee and sweet treats. Professionals and students can be found in coffee houses, the library or at the Fine Arts Center.
Children in Colorado Springs have the opportunity to attend schools within 16 different school districts in the area. All 16 districts offer an excellent education, with students' test scores above the state average. Graduation numbers are also high. The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs as is the U.S. Olympic Complex and Colorado College, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College. Community spirit is alive and well in Colorado Springs, making the city a great place to live.
Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs
Homes for Sale in Colorado Springs consists mainly of single-family homes, condos and townhomes and land. On average single-family homes are priced from below $100,000 to $4M, while condominiums and townhomes start below $100,000 and range up to $850,000. With over 200+ new homes for sale in Colorado Springs, buyers can find new construction and brand new homes starting around $200,000 - $600,000 for 2-3 bedroom homes.(more)
Popular Colorado Springs Neighborhoods Homes at Stratmoor Valley are priced from below $100,000 as are Chateau at Antelope Ridge homes. Homes in the Black Forest development range in price from $100,000 to $1.5M. University Park homes are priced from the mid $300,000s to $1.5M. Homes at Peregrine start at $400,000 to $900,000. Broadmoor homes are priced from $400,000 to $3.8M. Briargate units range from $100,000 to the low $400,000s. Units at Broadmoor start in the mid $200,000s. Kissing Camels townhomes are priced from $300,000 to over $800,000. The Colorado Springs area also encompasses the Town of Monument where homes start in the low $200s up to over $1million.
Buyers looking for gated communities in Colorado Springs can find gated homes in Cedar Heights,, Cherry Creek, King's Deer, and Stone Crossing.
Colorado Springs, Colorado Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices
Colorado Springs Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of January 19th, 2019: homes priced around $339,633 compared to $345,973 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -2%. For Saturday, January 19th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.