Southwest Colorado Springs, Colorado Real Estate and Information
The southwest neighborhood of Colorado Springs is also referred to as the Broadmoor area due to its proximity to the prestigious Broadmoor Hotel. Distinguished homes reside on beautiful flat lots with mature vegetation and dramatically adorn the sides of local mountains.
Southwest Colorado Springs encompasses a bevy of smaller neighborhoods and planned communities, each with its own unique character and aura.
SOUTHWEST COLORADO SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOODS:
- Broadmoor Bluffs/Hills
- Penhurst Park
- Broadmoor Oaks
- Cheyenne Meadows/Hills
- Cheyenne Mountain Ranch
- The Spires of Broadmoor
SHOPPING AND DINING
Unique, locally-owned and operated boutiques, shops, and specialty stores live in harmony with retail shopping centers and malls in Colorado Springs.
Residential enclaves like southwest Colorado Springs are able to reap the rewards inherent to the area’s seasonal events such as Old Colorado City’s First Friday ArtWalk, Farmer’s Market, and Territory Days and the Mountain Music Festival, Wine Festival, and Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs.
PARKS AND RECREATION
Southwest Colorado Springs is home to some of the region’s best parks and trails including Bear Creek Park, Cheyenne Canon, Cheyenne Mountain Park, Section 16/Palmer Loop, Red Rock Canyon, and Stratton Open Space. In addition to its 5,000 acres of open space and more than 260 miles of biking, walking, and jogging trails, some of the other outdoor attractions and recreational destinations for which the city of Colorado Springs is famous include the following:
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
- Seven Falls
- Pikes Peak
- Cave of the Winds
- Garden of the Gods
- Memorial Park
- Monument Valley Park
The City of Colorado Springs manages and maintains three full-service community centers: Hillside, Deerfield Hills, and Meadows Park. They all offer a broad spectrum of instructional programs in a variety of areas such as health and wellness, public safety, community building, and more.
Colorado Springs spreads across more than 194 square miles of the landscape at the eastern edge of the majestic Rocky Mountains about 65 miles south of Denver. Approximately 416,427 people call this city home, many of whom have some connection to its most famous residents: the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Olympic Training Center, the United States Olympic Committee, Fort Carson (Army), Peterson Air Force Base, and Schriever Air Force Base.
Another enticing feature about life in Colorado Springs is its affordability with the median home price of $180,500.
SCHOOLS, HEALTH, TRANSPORTATION
Cheyenne Mountain School District #12 serves the public education needs of 4,600 students from preschool through twelfth grade in the southwest neighborhood of Colorado Springs.
The hospitals, health care centers, and medical facilities in Colorado Springs include Memorial Hospital, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, and Cedar Springs Hospital. Interstate 25 runs north and south while US Highway 24 runs east and west and connects the distinct neighborhoods of Colorado Springs with the outside world. Other transportation options include the Mountain Metro bus system, the Colorado Springs Airport, and Denver International Airport.