Falcon and Peyton, Colorado Springs, CO Real Estate and Information
The creeping expansion of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, which already blankets nearly 195 square miles, has stretched far enough eastward to consider the once-rural neighboring communities of Falcon and Peyton – about 15 miles from the city’s downtown area – in its stable of neighborhoods.
Falcon, an unincorporated exurb or commuter town in El Paso County, spent much its formative years in the ranching trade. Then, sometime in the 1990s, Falcon and other communities in the 80831 zip code, like Peyton, saw a rapid influx of residents that continued throughout the decade.
According to the informational website, City Data, the 2016 population for the 80831 zip code was 24,272. The site also informs us that since the year 2000, the area has more than doubled.
FALCON – PEYTON NEIGHBORHOODS
- Meridian Ranch
- Woodmen Hills
- Antlers Ridge
- Falcon Heights
SHOPPING AND DINING
Newly opened are the Shops at Meridian Ranch which includes restaurants such as The Purple Toad and Nana’s Restaurant. Check out your shopping options at the Falcon Highlands Marketplace or take a short drive to University Village Colorado for a variety of dining and shopping options.
Additionally, some of the Colorado Springs metro area’s shopping destinations that are a short, scenic drive from the Falcon neighborhood include Manitou Springs, the American Classics Marketplace, Downtown Colorado Springs, Historic Old Colorado City, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, and the resplendent retailers plying their trade inside Powers Center, such as Ed’s Cards & Comics, Car Craze, and the Paint Spot. Infuse some local flavor into your dining experiences by visiting these area restaurants.
PARKS AND RECREATION
In addition to residing in close proximity to the 136 neighborhood parks, eight community parks, seven regional parks, and five sports complexes under the purview of the City of Colorado Springs, people living in the Falcon and Peyton area can enjoy its more than 260 miles of trails, and 5,000 acres of open spaces, including the serene Austin Bluffs Open Space, located on the city’s northeastern edge.
Many of the state’s must-see natural wonders are an easy day trip from Falcon and Peyton. These include, but by no means are limited to, the following:
- Garden of the Gods
- Pikes Peak
- Seven Falls
- Cave of the Winds.
- Palmer Park
- Memorial Park
- Monument Valley Park
Outdoor and indoor recreational and athletic programs are offered at the City of Colorado Spring’s three community centers, located in Deerfield Hills, Hillside, and Meadows Park. In addition to sports leagues and other similar activities, each of these fine facilities offer a wide range of programs, such as health and wellness, public safety, community building, and more.
Falcon and Peyton lie about 80 miles southeast of downtown Denver and 14 miles east of Colorado Springs in the shadow of the eastern foothills preceding the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Colorado Springs offers numerous job opportunities to area residents, the vast majority of which are in the military, defense industry, and high-tech industry. Recognizable, big-name employers in the area include the United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, the United States Olympic Training Center, and the United States Olympic Committee headquarters.
SCHOOLS, HEALTH, TRANSPORTATION
The medical care facilities, hospitals, and health care centers residing in close proximity to the Falcon neighborhood include Cedar Springs Hospital, Penrose-St Francis Health Services, and Memorial Hospital Central.
The north-south running thoroughfare, Interstate 25, in conjunction with the east-west running thoroughfare, US Highway 24, are the main traffic veins, pumping Colorado Springs-area commuters into its myriad neighborhoods, and infinite points beyond the city’s ever-expanding borders. Other transportation options in the area include the Mountain Metropolitan Transit bus system, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, and Denver International Airport.