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. One of Colorado Springs Fastest Growing Communities Offering Many Great Neighborhoods and Gorgeous Panoramic Views!
- Deer Creek at Northgate
- Trail Ridge
- Trail Ridge South
- Northgate Highlands
- Struthers Ranch
- Bison Ridge
- Kettle Creek
- Flying Horse
SHOPPING AND DINING
Northgate residents enjoy close proximity to multiple shopping and dining venues. Polaris Pointe retail shops and dining include: Bass Pro Shop, CB And Potts, Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern, Mod Pizza and Costa Vida. Across the interstate, residents take advantage of the convenience of chain stores like Home Depot, Kohl’s, PetSmart, and Wal-Mart.
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.
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.
Northgate homes range widely in price from about $300,000 to $800,000. 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.
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.