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Mountain Shadows, Colorado Springs

6,594

Elevation

80919

Zip Code

2,880

Population

$108,393

Median Household Income

Based on information from the US Census Bureau https://data.census.gov/
Mountain Shadows

 

Mountain Shadows 

Fun Facts

Just west of Colorado Springs, Mountain Shadows is a beautiful community with great views and plenty of amenities.

IN A NUTSHELL...

People choose to live in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood for several reasons. While this family-friendly neighborhood has plenty of parks and playgrounds for kids to enjoy, it is really known for its beautiful scenery, stunning mountain views, and convenient location. The climate is also moderate, with mild winters and cool summers, and there are a ton of activities available to residents. 
The area has a strong sense of community that was only made stronger by the tragic Waldo Canyon fire. The Waldo Canyon Fire was a devastating wildfire that occurred in the summer of 2012. The fire started on June 23rd and quickly grew out of control. It eventually destroyed 347 homes in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood and caused $453 million in damage. The fire was finally contained on July 10th, after burning for 17 days.

WALDO CANYON FIRE

The Waldo Canyon Fire had a significant impact on the community of Mountain Shadows. Many residents lost their homes and had to relocate. The neighborhood also experienced a high level of crime due to the destruction of property.
After the Waldo Canyon Fire, the community of Mountain Shadows came together to rebuild. Many residents donated their time and money to help with the reconstruction efforts. The neighborhood also received support from the city of Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado.
Today, the Mountain Shadows neighborhood is once again a thriving community. The homes that were destroyed have been rebuilt, and the area is slowly returning to its pre-fire state. The community has come together to create a stronger, more resilient Mountain Shadows.

NEARBY HIKING

Ute Valley Park is a large park located in Northwest Colorado Springs, Colorado, covering nearly 1,000 acres of land. It features a variety of amenities, including hiking trails, picnic areas, and a disc golf course. The park is also home to a number of wildlife species, including deer, elk, and coyotes.
Ute Valley Park is a popular destination for both residents and visitors to Colorado Springs due to the wide range of activities it offers for people of all ages. In addition, its scenic views make it a major draw for tourists. The park is also a popular spot for hosting special events.

COMMUNITY FEELS...

Mountain Shadows is located just a few miles from Garden of the Gods Park, one of the most popular attractions in Colorado Springs. The park features a variety of hiking trails, rock formations, and stunning views. Visitors can also participate in several activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking, dog park, and rock climbing. Garden of the Gods is a wildly popular tourist destination but fortunately, Mountain Shadows residents get to enjoy this magical spot year-round. Garden of the Gods also provides access to Rampart Range Road and the Pike National Forest which opens up limitless recreational opportunities.

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Mountain Shadows 
Real Estate
Statistics

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Median Sales Price

$705,000

Days on Market

12 days

Avg Price per sq ft

$201

Sales Price /List Price

100%
Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period of Jan 2022 through Aug 2022. RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Mountain Shadows 

Commute
Times

Here are some commute times for popular areas from the Mountain Shadows Neighborhood.
Colorado Springs Airport
27 minutes
Downtown Colorado Springs
15 minutes
Denver International Airport
1hr 16 minutes
Denver Tech Center
53 minutes

Mountain Shadows 

Schools

Mountain Shadows is located in the D-11 Colorado Springs School District. 

ELEMENTARY

Chipeta Elementary School, Trailblazer Elementary School

MIDDLE/JR HIGH

Holmes Middle School

HIGH SCHOOL

Coronado High School

Mountain Shadows 

Amenities
& Trails

There are some great things to do around the Mountain Shadows Neighborhood.

UTE VALLEY PARK

Ute Valley Park is a hidden gem in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs. The 538-acre park features vistas, geological features and pristine nature, making it a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The park offers a large system of trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Ute Valley Park also features Colorado Springs' first dedicated downhill mountain bike trails, Almond Butter and Rattle Rocks!

WILSON RANCH POOL

The Wilson Ranch Pool is located in the Mountain Shadows community of Colorado Springs. It is a private pool that is open to residents of the community. The pool is a great place to cool off in the summer and features a diving board, a slide, and a kiddie pool. The pool is also surrounded by a deck where residents can relax in the sun. The Wilson Ranch Pool is a great amenity for the community and provides a place for residents to socialize and stay active.

FLYING W RANCH

Flying W is a historic ranch located in Colorado Springs. The ranch was established in 1864 and is one of the oldest ranches in the state. The ranch is best known for its rodeos, which have been held annually since the early 1900s. The Flying W Ranch is also home to a number of other events and activities, including a cowboy museum, a country music festival, and a 4th of July celebration.

ROCKLEDGE RANCH HISTORIC SITE

Rockledge Ranch Historic Site at Garden of the Gods is a living history museum that tells the story of the early days of Colorado Springs. The site includes a replica of the original Rockledge House, which was built in 1858, as well as a number of other historic buildings. Visitors to the site can learn about the early settlers of Colorado Springs, and see how they lived. The Rockledge Ranch Historic Site is a great place to learn about the history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

Frequently  Asked Questions

Where is Mountain Shadows located?

Mountain Shadows is a neighborhood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is situated at the eastern base of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains, north of The Garden of the Gods Park, west of Ute Valley Park, and south of the Peregrine neighborhood and the United States Air Force Academy.

Has the neighborhood been completely rebuilt after the Waldo Canyon fire?

The Mountain Shadows neighborhood was devastated by the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012, which destroyed nearly 350 homes in the community. Since then, the community has made great strides in rebuilding. The majority of homes have been rebuilt or repaired, with the occasional lot offered for sale by someone who chose not to rebuild.

Is the Wilson Ranch Pool open to the public?

The Wilson Ranch Pool is open to the public and day passes are available for purchase at the pool. The pool is owned by the City of Colorado Springs and managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA. The indoor pools in the YMCA network are covered by a season pool pass, while the outdoor pools require a day pass. Further details can be found on the YMCA website.

Are there new construction homes available in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood?

There are some new construction homes available to purchase. These homes tend to be higher end luxury homes being built on the few available lots made available after the Waldo Canyon Fire.

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