Banning Lewis Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO Real Estate and InformationBanning Lewis Ranch is a planned community, located in the eastern portion of Colorado Springs. Although originally a cattle ranching operation, there were attempts to turn the area into residential land beginning in the mid-20th century, and the area was incorporated into the city of Colorado Springs in 1988. Today, Banning Lewis Ranch boasts many luxurious residences that attract buyers looking for homes with a distinct architectural quality, combined with a growing, vibrant community offering unparalleled amenities. As it is located within a larger planned community, Banning Lewis Ranch real estate is able to cater to the needs and desires of its residents to an extent that few other communities can match.
Shopping and Dining
Residents have a variety of options to choose from for their everyday shopping needs. Several grocery stores are located in eastern Colorado Springs and are conveniently accessible for the Banning Lewis Ranch community. A Costco located on the east side of Colorado Springs can be reached within 15 minutes, and an Albertsons Market is found on Austin Bluffs Parkway. Market Center in Colorado Springs includes a variety of shopping resources– such as the Morning Glory Garden Center– and the Citadel Mall is located within 20 minutes of Banning Lewis Ranch real estate.
The Colorado Springs restaurants that are closest to Banning Lewis Ranch include Arharn Thai and the Red Robin on Bloomington Street. For fine dining, residents of Banning Lewis Ranch real estate can consider trying Springs Orleans, the Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, and Blue Star on South Tejon Street, all of which are located near downtown Colorado Springs. There are several fast food options near Banning Lewis Ranch, including Chick-fil-A on Bloomington Street, Chipotle on North New Center Point, and Taco Bell on North Academy Boulevard.
Parks and Recreation
The community features many recreational opportunities for residents. The community’s Ranch House includes a fitness center that provides free weights and exercise areas. In addition, a junior sized Olympic pool and tennis courts allow residents even more fitness opportunities at Banning Lewis Ranch. Several parks have been built into the community, including Northtree Park (the “Central Park” of Banning Lewis Ranch). Northtree Park features both basketball and soccer facilities, and visitors to the park can connect to free Wi-Fi. Other parks found near Banning Lewis Ranch real estate include Pioneer Park, Climbers Park, and the Cottonwood Preserve.
The community of Banning Lewis Ranch offers homes that were recently built and generally feature spacious, open floor plans. On average, a home at Banning Lewis Ranch includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and about 2,700 square feet of living space. The prices of Banning Lewis Ranch real estate generally range between $200,000 and $400,000, and home buyers in the area can typically choose from among a variety of options in terms of layout and home amenities. However, many homes in the community feature a similar Prairie style architecture that fits in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. The crime rate in Banning Lewis Ranch is far below the national average, and the community offers residents a relatively quiet and comfortable environment.
Schools, Health, and Transportation
The Banning Lewis Ranch Academy is a public charter school located within the Banning Lewis Ranch area itself, and enrolls students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Opened in 2006, it offers superior educational opportunities for children living in the community. Other schools located nearby include: Ridgeview Elementary School, Horizon Middle School, Vista Ridge High School, Sand Creek High School, and Falcon High School. The closest universities are the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Colorado College. Public libraries in the area include the Pikes Peak Library on North Union Boulevard and the Ruth Holley Public Library.
Health care institutions located nearby include the Saint Francis Medical Center, Peak View Behavioral Health, Integrity Urgent Care, and Memorial Hospital North. Although there is no public transportation servicing the community of Banning Lewis Ranch itself, residents can perhaps take advantage of Mountain Metropolitan Transit, which services Colorado Springs and offers stops within seven miles of Banning Lewis Ranch. Greyhound services Colorado Springs at its South Weber Street station, and the Colorado Springs Airport is located about 20 minutes to the south of the Banning Lewis Ranch community.