Northeast Colorado Springs, Colorado Real Estate and Information
Northeast Colorado Springs sits slightly south of the United States Air Force Academy and about ten miles east of Pikes Peak. Northeast Colorado Springs residents enjoy more than 250 sunny days per year at an elevation of over 6,000 feet, resulting in numerous opportunities to experience outdoor adventures and appreciate nature.
NORTHEAST COLORADO SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOODS:
- Greenbriar Park
- Vista Grande
- Antelope Meadows
- Woodland Hills
- Garden Ranch
- Newport Heights
- University Park
- Wagon Trails
SHOPPING AND DINING
The Northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood is a vibrant, happening area of Colorado Springs, known for its sweeping vistas, many nearby parks, nightlife, small businesses, and many restaurants to suit all your dining needs!
Northeast Colorado Springs hosts a number of shopping destinations. Criterium Bicycles sells bikes and offers maintenance services. Known for their helpful customer service, this popular local shop also rents bicycles and serves cyclists riding the adjacent Santa Fe Trail. The Peak Fly Shop offers a full-service fly fishing pro shop as well as classes, instructors, and experienced guides. Local jewelers Johannes Hunter and Luisa Graff flank the rapidly growing University Village area, which is home to its own farmers’ market, a running club, a summer concert series, and well-known restaurants like Hacienda, Boneﬁsh Grill, Il Vicino, BJ’s Brewhouse, Chipotle, and Panera Bread.
Northeast Colorado Springs enjoys easy access to other local restaurant favorites such as Caspian Café where diners enjoy excellent Mediterranean fare and belly dancers. Marigold’s Café and Bakery serves French Bistro-inspired lunch, dinner, and wine selections along with an extensive in-house bakery offering a mouth-watering selection of desserts.
Margarita at Pine Creek, a long-standing local favorite, is just beyond the chain hotels and restaurants but feels a million miles away, offering an oasis of peace and serenity through its adobe structure enclosing multiple patios where guests enjoy live music, fine dining in a casual atmosphere, and summer movies outside under the Ponderosa pines at the confluence of Pine and Monument Creeks.
Northeast Colorado Springs is home to Chapel Hills Mall and its anchor stores Macyʼs, Dillardʼs, JCPenney, and Sears as well as the Promenade Shops at Briargate, an open-air shopping and dining venue hosting the Apple Store, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Tedʼs Montana Grill, White House Black Market, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, P.F. Changʼs, Biaggiʼs, and much more.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Some of the area’s most recognizable and beloved landmarks include the nearby Garden Of The Gods and Pulpit Rock Park. Some of the best things to do when you are in Northeast Colorado Springs include a visit to Jackson Park, as well as nearby Palmer Park.
The City of Colorado Springs owns and maintains many beautiful parks in the Northeast part of town. Palmer Park and Austin Bluffs Open Space are at the heart of Northeast Colorado Springs and offer trails of all levels of difficulty for hikers, bikers, rock climbers, and horseback riders. These areas provide stunning views and frequent encounters with wildlife. Cottonwood Creek Park provides outdoor athletic facilities as well as an indoor pool and gym facilities.
Nearby Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Landmark with dramatic views of towering rock formations against snow-capped Pikes Peak. Its Visitor and Nature Center is the most-visited attraction in the region and provides information about the park’s history and 15 miles of trails hosting explorers of all sorts, including a 1.5 mile paved, accessible trail that runs through the heart of the park. The park and its Visitor Center are free and easily accessible from Northeast Colorado Springs. The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, adjacent to Garden of the Gods, is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum that depicts life in the Pikes Peak region and offers interactive programs and events throughout the year.
The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame dedicates itself to preserving rodeo pieces and generating continued enthusiasm for the sport. Visitors will discover exhibits about the history and evolution of the rodeo as well as rodeo memorabilia. Cowboys in each rodeo event are celebrated along with clowns, announcers, and other important figures of the sport.
Inquisitive minds can be stimulated at the Challenger Learning Center, where the excitement of space exploration is integrated with age-appropriate simulations and missions to engage the imagination. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum inside the former historic El Paso County Courthouse serves to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region through exhibits featuring Western art, antique quilts, Indian culture, space exploration, and more.
Housing prices in Northeast Colorado Springs vary from $150,000 to $600,000. Most of the homes were built in the last 20 years. Many fall within the 2000-3000 square foot range. The population of the 80918 ZIP code of Northeast Colorado Springs has 18,944 people.
SCHOOLS, HEALTH, TRANSPORTATION
At the heart of Northeast Colorado Springs 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.