Security/Widefield, Colorado Springs, CO Real Estate and InformationThe Security-Widefield neighborhood on the southeastern rim of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, about nine miles from downtown, is a particularly convenient and desirable location for area residents who need or want to be close to Fort Carson, Peterson AFB and the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.
Even if you have never been to Colorado Springs, chances are excellent that you have at least heard of some of its most prominent residents and attractions, such as the United States Olympic Training Center, the United States Olympic Committee, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and the United States Air Force Academy. Colorado Springs is also home to several other installations and defense contractors. Fort Carson (Army), Peterson Air Force Base, Shriever Air Force Base, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) center, a Cold War relic housed inside Cheyenne Mountain, are all located in Colorado Springs. Proximity to these installations and their benefits combined with affordable housing make Security-Widefield a popular destination for military retirees.
Neighborhoods To Choose From:
- Fountain Valley
Shopping and Dining
Thanks in no small part to the incredible popularity of Colorado Springs as a tourist destination, the Security-Widefield neighborhood is rife with one-of-a-kind locally owned and operated shops, boutiques, and specialty retailers. The region hosts numerous seasonal events such as the First Friday ArtWalk, Farmer’s Market, and Territory Days in Old Colorado City and the Mountain Music Festival, Wine Festival, and Great Fruit Cake Toss in nearby Manitou Springs.
The Citadel Mall and Hancock Plaza Shopping offer a wide variety of national retail and restaurant chains to the residents of Security-Widefield; however, you can easily spice up your shopping and dining entrees by adding some local establishments such as Leon Gessi Pizza, Vi’s New Mexican Food, Culpepper’s Louisiana Kitchen, and RTB Bar & Grill.
Parks and Recreation
Residents of and visitors to Colorado Springs have 136 neighborhood parks, eight community parks, seven regional parks, five sports complexes, more than 260 miles of trails, and 5,000 acres of open spaces in which to enjoy themselves.
The beauty and overall ambiance of these parks, trails, and open spaces are lovingly managed and maintained by the City of Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services. It is through the collaborative effort of these dedicated city employees that Security-Widefield neighborhood residents are able to reap the health and exercise rewards offered via the Deerfield Hills, Hillside, and Meadows Park community centers.
Life is pretty sweet for the 431,834 residents of the southern Colorado known colloquially as “The Springs.” As we have already learned, the cityʼs natural beauty is second to none, resting as it does in the cool shade provided by the Rocky Mountains, the foothills of which lie just beyond they cityʼs western edge. Denver is just a short 65- mile run up I-25, and a good number of Coloradoʼs must-see natural wonders – Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, and Pikes Peak – are within easy reach of the Security-Widefield neighborhood.
The informational website Sperling’s Best Places reported a total population of 33,000 in 2012 for Security-Widefield. This represents a 17.15 percent growth spurt since the year 2000, making the Security-Widefield neighborhood of Colorado Springs a Rocky Mountain Front Range Community on the grow.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Security-Widefield residents seeking public education for their children will find eight elementary schools, three junior high schools, and three high schools provided by Widefield School District 3.
Security-Widefield residents enjoy easy access to health care through Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Memorial Hospital, and Cedar Springs Hospital.
Transportation options in the area include Interstate 25, US Highway 24, several state and local thoroughfares, the Mountain Metro bus system, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, and Denver International Airport.