The Garden Ranch neighborhood of Colorado Springs is located in northeast colorado springs and at the heart of the 80918 one of the area’s largest zip codes. The neighborhood is at the center of a wide range of amenities from parks, trails, and open spaces, to lots of retail, shopping, and grocery stores.
Garden Ranch is situated between Austin Bluffs Pkwy. and Academy Boulevard, and straddles Union Boulevard. If you are familiar with Colorado Springs, this is an area that has a great deal of retail, shopping, and restaurants.
While Garden Ranch is a suburban neighborhood, it is bordered by Palmer Park to the South and in close proximity to the Austin Bluffs open space on the North. The Garden Ranch neighborhood has Plenty of recreational space for outdoor activities.
Garden Ranch is in a very convenient location, here are some drive times to popular destinations from the Garden Ranch Neighborhood:
|Downtown Colorado Springs||16 minutes|
|Denver Tech Center||1 hour|
|Colorado Springs Airport||26 minutes|
|Denver International Airport||1 hour 20 minutes|
The Department of Defense is one of the major employers in this area. Here are some commute times from The Garden Ranch neighborhood to the area’s military bases.
|Fort Carson||30 minutes|
|Peterson Air Force Base||21 minutes|
|Schriever Air Force Base||38 minutes|
|Air Force Academy||9 minutes|
Home buyers choose the Garden Ranch neighborhood for a couple of reasons. First, the location is very convenient and as Colorado Springs has grown, the Northeast part of town including Garden Ranch has gotten very close to being the geographic center of the city.
Affordability is another reason home buyers choose the Garden Ranch neighborhood. The median home price in the Garden Ranch neighborhood Is right around the median for the City of Colorado Springs. There are nearby neighborhoods that have newer homes with significantly higher median sales prices. Garden Ranch Affords home buyers the opportunity to live and a super convenient location at an affordable price. This is why investors love this neighborhood.
The Garden Ranch neighborhood is located in the Colorado Springs School District #11 attendance area. District 11 is one of the largest school districts in the area, and offers a wide range of programs and options for students.
Grant Elementary Is located directly in the Garden Ranch neighborhood and is the designated School for local residents.
At the secondary school level, the neighborhood splits into two different attendance areas. Depending upon which part of the neighborhood you are in, the middle schools are either Russell or Mann Middle School.
High schools for the area are Coronado or Mitchell, homes located on the west side of Union Boulevard go to Coronado High School while those on the east side attend Mitchell High School.
District 11 has a choice open enrollment policy which means that students may attend any school in the district. This offer students some great options but does require an application and the school needs to have room. Information and forms are available on the Choice Enrollment web page.
If you are not interested in public schools there are no Charter Schools currently in the Garden Ranch neighborhood but that could change. The area is close to a couple of popular charter schools. Globe Charter School, Global Village Academy, Colorado Springs Charter Academy James Irwin Charter Academy, and the Thomas Maclaren School. All of these schools have a different Focus
If you’re more interested in a private school Garden Ranch is very close to the Colorado Springs Christian School.
If you’re looking for higher education facilities, the Garden Ranch neighborhood is Neighbors of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
With a walk score of 45, garden ranch is the twelfth most walkable neighborhood in the city. In addition to being a very walkable neighborhood, residents of garden ranch enjoy parks, trails, and open space are a huge part of the Garden Ranch neighborhood.
The neighborhood also connects to Palmer Park one of the city’s largest parks to the south, and Austin Bluffs Open Space to the northwest. Both of these areas offer miles of trails and spectacular views of the front range and city.
Grant Park is a smaller community park located within the neighborhood and attaches to Grant Elementary School. This park features a baseball, and soccer field as well as tennis courts, and playground equipment.
Garden Ranch Park is a much larger park located within the neighborhood at the northwest corner. This park is located next door to the old Garden Ranch YMCA and features basketball courts, a picnic pavilion, a baseball diamond, and large grassy areas to play.
Union Meadows Open Space acts as a natural buffer for the neighborhood from the hustle and bustle of Union and Academy Boulevard. There are sidewalks and end trails that lead in and out of the neighborhood. This open space is also the home of the ranch Community Garden.
The Ranch Community Garden is one of the most unique features of the Garden Ranch neighborhood. The garden is just over ¼ of an acre and contains 120 raised garden plots. The ranch is described as an all-volunteer community endeavor.
For more information, or to get involved in the great work being done at this community garden, you can visit their web site.
Beyond The Garden is a wide range of amenities available to the residents of the Garden Ranch neighborhood. Academy Boulevard has long been the retail, shopping, and restaurant corridor for Colorado Springs and all of this is just minutes from the Garden Ranch neighborhood.
If you are looking for golf courses, swimming, tennis, or pickleball the Colorado Springs Country Club is just a short drive from the Garden Ranch neighborhood. Established in 1954 this club sits on just over 100 acres with a view of the mountains, and Palmer Park.
The Garden Ranch neighborhood, like many neighborhoods from this era, has no Home Owners Association or Covenants. Any rules, guidelines, and restrictions come from the city of Colorado Springs and El Paso County. Enforcement is the responsibility of Code Enforcement, Animal Control, and law enforcement.
Homes in the Garden Ranch neighborhood were built primarily in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. The median year built in this neighborhood is 1970.
Homes in the neighborhood consist of a wide range of architectural styles and floor plans, from large Tudor two-story homes to contemporary split-levels and traditional Ranch plans. Homes in this neighborhood average 2,120 square feet in size. This includes basements, which most homes in the area have.
Garden Ranch offers larger, mature lots, the average lot in this neighborhood is 0.32 of an acre. The age of the neighborhood means that the original landscaping in the area is very mature featuring a nice mix of evergreens, and deciduous trees. Not to mention the wide variety of annual plants throughout the neighborhood.
If you can’t find the perfect home in Garden Ranch, there might be some great alternate Colorado Springs neighborhoods to choose from nearby.
University Park is a large custom and semi-custom residential community that neighbors the garden ranch neighborhood. Homes in this neighborhood are much newer than those found in garden ranch.
Vista Grande is another neighborhood that is very similar to garden ranch. Developed and built around the same time as garden ranch, vista grande shares many of the same characteristics as garden ranch, it’s just located a bit further northeast.
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