Downtown, Central and Ivywild Real Estate for SaleBetween downtown Colorado Springs and the Cheyenne Mountain lies the subdivision of Ivywild. The boundaries that roughly define the 5.13 acres in the neighborhood are State Highway 115 to the east, Cresta Road to the west, Lake Avenue to the south and Brookside to the north. Long targeted by the city for rejuvenation, Colorado Springs has focused on improving the infrastructure. A first important step was the construction of a neighborhood park at Dorchester and Navajo, but that is only the beginning. Street improvements on Navajo Street and Tejon are coming soon as the result of a grant program for community development. Next will be improvements to Cheyenne Boulevard at Trejon, which will improve traffic flow and provide for pedestrian safety.
At the heart of the Downtown/Ivywild revitalization program, known as the Ivywild Neighborhood Urban Renewal Plan, is a strong community commitment. The Ivywild Improvement Society is a non-profit neighborhood coalition of residents and business owners dedicated to making the neighborhood a better place to live. Through fundraisers and social media, the organization seeks to raise awareness of community issues, support neighborhood businesses and lobby for ongoing urban renewal. You will find members of the organization hard at work promoting community garage sales, clean-up efforts and more. Brilliant blue skies, towering pines and majestic mountain views make Ivywild a gorgeous place. Its dedicated residents keep it that way.
Developers interested in maintaining the forward momentum of the community have re-developed the site once occupied by Ivywild School, closed in 2009, into an attractive complex including microbrewery, a performance and meeting venue, bakery and coffee shop. A portion of the space will residential units and office space. Vegetable gardens, parking areas and a community gathering space for outdoor events have already developed on the school grounds. Bristol Brewing Company recently opened its doors after experiencing a number of delays, and its success is very encouraging to the area. Innovations such as the capturing of grey water from the brewery and using it to feed a garden and greenhouse promise additional neighborhood development. More exciting renovations to the new Ivywild School are coming.
The 4,241 households in the neighborhood have a mean income of approximately $54,147. Most of the properties are three to four bedroom single-family homes. The neighborhood consists primarily of older homes, built between 1940 and 1969, with some additional construction between 1970 and 1999. The views, even from some of the smallest homes are breathtaking. Winding streets meander through tall trees beside a beautiful mountain backdrop. A large portion of the community is active in the U.S. military. In fact, the military population is larger than that of over 98 percent of all American neighborhoods. This leads to an extraordinarily diverse neighborhood. Additionally, almost 43 percent of the neighborhood works in sales and service. The next largest occupational group is executive, management and professional.
The terrain and location of the neighborhood requires about 76 percent of working residents drive private vehicles, but many take advantage of carpooling, but fortunately, the average commute is between 15 and 30 minutes, much shorter than for most Americans. State Highway 115 links the neighborhood to the rest of the world. The nearest airport is Colorado Springs Airport, located at 7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway.