Academy School District 20 Boundary Changes

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If you want to stir up some controversy, start a discussion about schools; if you really want to get people excited, start a discussion on school district boundaries. Academy School District D20 is proposing some boundary changes for the upcoming school years. One of the first things people ask is about changes to external boundaries (those bo...
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Fall in Colorado Springs

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The end of summer is finally winding down with school back in session. Fall is right around the corner -- so be sure to stock up on pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters & Fall activities.  Personally, it’s been a great year for business. I’ve helped many buyers relocate and find new homes, and I’ve had multiple listings this year as well. H...
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Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

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As if the city of Colorado Springs wasn’t already fascinating enough, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a destination you should include on your bucket list. Constructed between 1934 and 1937, the shrine is one of our incredible local landmarks created by Spencer Penrose. Penrose was a huge fan of Will Rogers, a humorist and wild west comedic ac...
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Searching for the Right Schools!

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What are the Best Schools in Colorado Springs?

As real estate professionals, we are often asked to help find the "best school" and while we cannot steer you in the direction of a certain district, school or neighborhood for a variety of reasons, the truth is the "right school" is different for every family and student. I have a friend with 6 students in different schools/districts; they did the research to find what's best for each of their students! I'm here to help you find more information so you can make an informed decision.

Once you have selected the right school or district for your student or family, try out our Springs Homes awesome new search-by-school-district capability.

 

Colorado Springs School District Map

 

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The Charm of the Patty Jewett Neighborhood

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The beginning of summer of 2001, I moved to Colorado Springs. I actually drove, all by myself, a 22’ diesel U-haul truck into Colorado Springs. That’s a different and much longer story.  I had visited Colorado Springs once or twice before, and this young, recent college grad was thrilled that this town was going to be my own. I quickly fell in...
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Choosing the Right High School

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Well, I am about to enter completely unknown territory!!!!  My only child, my son, will start his 8th-grade year and subsequently his last one in middle school.  Time to get down to business and start thinking about what high school he will be entering this time next year. (Uh, YIKES)!  Time to start preparing a checklist, or at the ...
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The Promenade Shops at Briargate

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One of the newer shopping mall developments in Colorado Springs is The Promenade Shops at Briargate, an open air, pet-friendly, outdoor shopping center, located east of I-25 at Briargate & Voyager Parkways. History In August 2003, Poag & McEwen Shopping Centers opened the Promenade Shops at Briargate, Colorado Springs’ first In August...
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The Value of Colorado Springs Farmers Markets

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It’s not news to any of us that summer is here. We’re getting more consistent sunshine here on the front range. AND we just enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. I hope you got the chance to enjoy time on your favorite trail in town...take in a picnic or some reading at a local park...spend time in the mountains...run the BolderBoul...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 20-May 21)

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One weekend before the Memorial Day holiday and we're still getting snow, freezing overnight temps, and cold breezes to make you think winter is back. No matter! There are still plenty of fun events happening in Colorado Springs this weekend.  Things to Do This Weekend Colorado Public Lands Day Celebration -  Sat May 20, 8:00am, Red Rock ...
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Home Buyer's Needs Assessment

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It seems in this "transitional community" we live in, with military, job growth, etc. we frequently do needs assessment over the phone or on-line... only planning showings once the buyers arrive and we hit the ground running.  What is a needs assessment for a home buyer? and where do we start? Recently I had a buyer who lives here in town alre...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 13-May 14)

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Happy Mother's Day! Perfect weekend to take out the important women in your life to fun events in Colorado Springs. Many things to do with Mom including a Victorian Tea, Pikes Peak discounts, and more!  Things to Do This Weekend Victorian Tea and Ball -  Sat May 13, 4:00pm - 10:00pm, BeMore Event Center 3958 N. Academy Blvd Admission...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (May 6-May 7)

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Let the Cinco de Mayo festivities continue around Colorado Springs this weekend! Take advantage of this warm weather before some rain moves in next week.  Things to Do This Weekend First & Main First Saturday Car Show - Rocky Mountain Mustangers -  Sat May 6, 8:00am - 10:00am, Parking lot in front of Dick's Sporting Goods @ First &...
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Colorado Springs Bike Trails: Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

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With the warmer weather, I have been excited to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. With my bike, I have been exploring some of the great Colorado Springs Bike Trails and I stumbled upon another one. The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail is one of the most popular bike trails in Colorado Springs.  I like it because it's paved, located in the heart of town ...
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Buying a Home with a Pikes Peak View

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People come to the Colorado Springs area from all over the country... the world for that matter. They move here primarily because of our military and technology companies, but also just for the sheer beauty and reasonable cost of living. The Pikes Peak region is a popular place. One of the first things people ask for (especially from the midwest or...
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Things to Do in Colorado Springs this Weekend (Apr 29-Apr 30)

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The weather won't stop the show this weekend with these Colorado Springs events. We have a fun free activity for kids on Saturday, the annual Taste of Old Colorado City is happening on Sunday, and other events happening in between. So explore Colorado Springs and enjoy the last weekend of April! Things to Do This Weekend Basic Field Methods in Pale...
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Scenic Colorado Springs bike trails: Biking USAFA

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Colorado Springs is unique in that we're a sprawling city at the base of the mountains. Nature and wildlife are abundant here, and the mountains are our backyard. Woven throughout the city are trails for biking, hiking and running. And it's easy to lose yourself in the outdoors. To really capture such beauty I highly recomm...
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Colorado Springs: A Seller's Market For Sure

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It's definitely a seller's market right now. Properties often receive multiple offers. Bidding wars are the norm, where the highest and best offer gets the house. Days on market have dwindled down so much that many homes sell the first day they are on market.  I am working with a family right now who is super excited that we got their current ...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 22-Apr 23) in Colorado Springs

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Great American Cleanup -  Sat Apr 22, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Bear Creek Nature Center 245 Bear Creek Road Admission: Free, Registration required. Help clean up our parks, trails, creeks, and roadways this Earth Day. For more info, visit: Eventbrite .    Star Light-Star Bright Observatory Public Viewing Night, Sat Apr 22, 8:00pm - 9:45pm, ...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 15-Apr 16) in Colorado Springs

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Water: Rain Barrels, Your Watershed, and More -  Sat Apr 15, 10:30am - 11:30am, PPLD - Cheyenne Mountain Library 1785 South 8th Street, Suite 100 Admission: Free. If you subscribe to our newsletter then you already know about this interactive class. You'll learn about our water system and how to use rain barrels. For more info, visit: Cheyenne...
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Things to Do This Weekend (Apr 8-Apr 9) in Colorado Springs

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The Big Cool Science Festival -  Sat Apr 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Colorado College, Barnes Science Center 1040 N. Nevada Ave. Admission: Free. Science activities and big science shows happening over at Colorado College on Saturday. Geared for kids K-8th but fun for the whole family. For more info, visit: Cool Science .  Pine Creek High School...
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