Northgate Neighborhood - Colorado Springs

Northgate Colorado Springs, Colorado Real Estate and Information

The Northgate community of Colorado Springs, Colorado, sits just east of the United States Air Force Academy. About a 20-minute drive north of downtown Colorado Springs, the small Northgate community mostly contains residential housing.

Living

Northgate homes range widely in price from about $175,000 to $535,000. Most of the homes were built in the last ten years with four to five bedrooms. Data for the 80921 ZIP code, which includes the Northgate community, shows a mostly stable median home price over the past five years with the current median value of about $337,400. The median home price for the entire Colorado Springs area was about $181,400 at the same time period.

Shopping and Dining

Northgate residents enjoy close proximity to multiple shopping and dining venues. In nearby Monument, shoppers can park their cars and enjoy the walk to shop for art at Secret Window Art Gallery, furniture and home decor at Bella Casa, and dollhouses and miniature toys at Monumental Miniatures. Across the interstate, residents take advantage of the convenience of chain stores like Home Depot, Kohl's, PetSmart, and Wal-Mart.

Dining offers a similar array of small, independently owned local favorites as well as nationally known chains. LaRosa in nearby Palmer Lake specializes in New Mexican and Southwestern specialties. Bella Panini, also in Palmer Lake, is a small, family-owned Italian restaurant specializing in pizza, pasta, and panini sandwiches. They also offer gluten-free options and cooking classes to help you master cooking many new ethnic foods. The Villa, also family owned and run, is nestled in the heart of scenic Palmer Lake and offers homemade Italian food. O'Malley's Irish Pub has half-pound burgers and generous steaks you can grill to perfection yourself. Locals also enjoy barbeque at Broken Bones BBQ, Chinese food at Columbine Gardens, and authentic New York pizza at Boriello Brothers Pizza.

Parks and Recreation

The Northgate community boasts abundant recreation resources. Along the eastern edge of Northgate lies the Black Forest, home to beautiful parks such as Fox Run Park which offers abundant hiking, running, biking, horseback riding, and cross country ski trails. The New Santa Fe Trail runs through Monument and Palmer Lake and connects with the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail to extend into Colorado Springs and is a popular running, walking, and biking route. Hikers can summit Mount Herman and visit nearby Monument Rock to enjoy some interesting rock formations all in a few hours.

Local residents enjoy the nearby Gleneagle Golf Club as well as The Club at Flying Horse, Kings Deer Golf Club, Monument Hill Country Club, and two golf courses at the United States Air Force Academy.

Adventurous motorists and cyclists can explore Pikes Peak by driving or riding all the way to the summit at over 14,000 feet.

On the south side of Colorado Springs, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a favorite family destination to view animals up close and ride a 1932 carousel. Visitors may note the elevation and hills in the zoo combine for a delightful workout. The Mountaineer Sky Ride gives sightseers the chance to take in the scene from above while riding in a chairlift. Included in your admission to the zoo is a trip to the Will Rogers Shrine, a 1.4-mile drive up the mountainside delivering glorious views of the city and the mountains around it.

Not far from the zoo is Seven Falls, an enclosed canyon formed by the Pikes Peak watershed. The Pillars of Hercules are rock formations that rise dramatically 900 feet above the canyon floor and house the only waterfall in Colorado to earn the distinction of landing on National Geographic's list of International Waterfalls. Water drops 181 feet over the pink granite in seven leaps. Intrepid visitors may choose to climb the 224 steps along the side of the falls to hiking trails and the stream that forms the waterfall. Reaching the top of the stairs offers both spectacular views and a solid sense of accomplishment.

History buffs enjoy exploring the history of mining and visiting Nugget the burro at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry located right along North Gate Boulevard. The historic former El Paso County Courthouse in downtown Colorado Springs houses the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, dedicated to sharing the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region through exhibits of Western art, antique quilts, Indian culture, and space exploration.

Schools, Health, Transportation

A few minutes south of Northgate is the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), one of the fastest growing universities in the nation and one of the largest employers in the area. UCCS offers 36 bachelor's degrees, 19 master's degrees, and five doctoral degrees. The campus is currently planning expansion in the areas of a Gerontology Center, a branch of the CU School of Medicine, and a track for university sports and high altitude training of athletes. Colorado Springs is also home to Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, and Pikes Peak Community College.

The area is served by two major hospital systems, Penrose-St. Francis and Memorial Health System, both of which have campuses in central Colorado Springs and in northern Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Airport is about a 25 minute drive south from Northgate while Denver International Airport is about an hour and 15 minutes north.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (719) 548-9900 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Lynn, Sandy, Tanya, Jenafer
Park Avenue Properties of Colorado Springs
2316 N. Wahsatch Ave. #116
Colorado Springs CO 80907
Office: (719) 548-9900
Toll Free: (866) 548-9996
Fax: (719) 623-1900

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