Southwest Colorado Springs is a large and diverse area and is also commonly referred to as the Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs. This area is home to some of the areas most interesting and diverse features both natural and man-made.
This area initially grew outward from the world-famous 5-star resort Broadmoor Hotel
opened by Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie Penrose in 1918. Located at the end of Lake Avenue, the grand hotel offers tennis courts, a fitness center, indoor pool, horseback riding, rock climbing, retail shops, free wi-fi and all the modern details that you would expect from an AAA five-diamond property. Dining options include the Golden Bee, Penrose Room, Lake Terrace Dining Room, and La Taverne Steakhouse. In addition, the Broadmoor offers a wilderness experience with their Cloud Camp, Fly Fishing Camp, and the Ranch at Emerald Valley. Each of these offerings focuses on outdoor activities in a perfect setting in the nearby picturesque mountains and provides the same level of service as the main hotel.
In 1942 the War Department began construction of the United States Army's Fort Carson at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. Fort Carson
is a major employer for the entire Pikes Peak region and brings a lot of activity and commerce to this part of town.
Other popular amenities of this area include Cheyenne Canyon hiking trails, Broadmoor World Arena, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Will Rogers Shrine
, Broadmoor Seven Falls, championship golf courses, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, and the Bear Creek Nature Center and Park.
Southwest Colorado Springs is in two separate public school attendance areas, Cheyenne Mountain District #12
and Harrison District #2
. Additionally, this area is home to the popular private Colorado Springs School. The primary zip code for this area is 80906
People flock to the Southwest side of Colorado Springs for a number of reasons; natural beauty, convenience to military bases, amenities, Colorado Springs Airport, and more. This is a popular area with a long list of amenities and benefits. Real Estate in this area ranges from entry-level homes, all the way up to multi-million dollar estates.
Similar neighborhoods include: Northwest