Northern Colorado Springs is generally considered the newest area of town. You’ll find plenty of master planned communities like The Farm, Cordera, Flying Horse, and Wolf Ranch. Briargate is a popular area to live, eat and play as well. Tri-Lakes comprises the towns of Monument, Palmer Lake and the large subdivision of Woodmoor. The Tri-Lakes area is a quick 20 minute drive north on I-25 from Colorado Springs. If you’re looking for a home nestled in the woods, but close to city living you may find that in Black Forest! Peyton is the furthest east of the Northern neighborhoods, but with its gorgeous Pikes Peak views and small town feel you won’t regret living in Peyton. Colorado Springs school districts within the northern area of the city are Academy D20, Lewis-Palmer D38, and Peyton 23Jt. Wherever you find your home in the northern area of Colorado Springs, we know you will not be disappointed! Check out some of our favorite spots and things to do in these areas in our Local Lineup for TriLakes / Monument, Northgate, Black Forest, Peyton and Briargate.
The southern most area of our city and region is as eclectic as the rest! You can find the world famous Broadmoor, Colorado Springs Airport, Valley Hi Golf Course well as Fort Carson in this area. Cheyenne Mountain State Park is an extra perk of this neighborhood! It is a quick and easy drive from any of the surrounding areas. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, recently named the 6th best zoo in North America, is located here. There is plenty of convenient shopping in this area as well as some of Colorado Springs’ favorite restaurants. Many families who are stationed at Fort Carson pick this area as their home. Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is also included in this area. School districts include Cheyenne Mountain D12, Fountain-Fort Carson D8, Harrison School District 2, and Widefield D3. There is no doubt you will enjoy everything South Colorado Springs has to offer! Check out some of our favorite spots and things to do in these areas in our Local Lineup for Southwest, Fountain and Southeast.
The eastern part of Colorado Springs can be considered any neighborhood east of 1-25. Notably, downtown Colorado Springs is right off of 1-25 and is the most centrally located neighborhood in Colorado Springs. Downtown you will find lots of great places to eat, drink and be merry! Soon it will be home to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum! In the East neighborhood you will find the fantastic Palmer Park where there is plenty of hiking and mountain biking right in the middle of the city! In Northeast Colorado Springs you will find UCCS and easy access to major arteries that can take you anywhere in the city in about 15 minutes. Even further east is the Powers corridor. There is a ton of shopping, dining and entertainment on Powers as well as quick and easy access to Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and Fort Carson. North of Powers is Banning Lewis Ranch, a wonderfully master planned community. Just north of Banning Lewis Ranch you will be in Falcon, which is a nice little oasis tucked away from the city but with quick access to many amenities. School Districts include Colorado Springs D11 and Falcon D49. Check out some of our favorite spots and things to do in these areas in our Local Lineup for Downtown, Northeast, and Falcon.
West Colorado Springs is considered anything west of 1-25, just like East Colorado Springs is east of I-25. Historic Old Colorado City is just opposite downtown, across the interstate. You can find great shopping and festivals in this area. West on Highway 24 you will find Ute Pass and Woodland Park--while these are not in Colorado Springs they are part of what we call the Pikes Peak Region. Locals will refer to this area as ‘up the pass’. There are great mountain sports and activities up the pass, as well as access to Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. You can find plenty of hiking at Red Rock Canyon near West Colorado Springs and Ute Valley Park in Northwest Colorado Springs. You can find Colorado Springs D11, Manitou Springs D14, Woodland Park RE2 west of I-25. This area of the Springs is the outdoor adventurist’s delight! Check out some of our favorite spots and things to do in these areas in our Local Lineup for West, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Woodland Park, Ute Pass, and Northwest.