Colorado Springs Neighborhoods
One of the most important parts of choosing a new home to buy is to make sure you know about the neighborhood. Whether you are local or out of state, we try to give you an overload of information about the various Colorado Springs neighborhoods within the Pikes Peak region to make your search a little easier. You can use the map below to navigate which area you would like to learn about or use our visual guide to find the perfect neighborhood.
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Black Forest Neighborhood
The Black Forest area of Colorado Springs is a large area located in the northeast part of El Paso County. The area covers approximately 125 square miles and is at an average elevation of 7300 feet in elevation. The northern border is Douglas County while the southern border extends down to Woodmen Road. The homes in this area are on heavily treed acreage with an average lot size of over 7 acres.
The Briargate area of Colorado Springs is a popular area located in the northern part of El Paso County at the end of the Powers corridor where I25 and Highway 83 meet. The area covers approximately 14 square miles and is at an average elevation of 6749 feet in elevation. This area has a lot of housing that appeals to a wide range of people and shopping and restaurants are plenty. Recently, condos, apartments and townhouse developments are on the rise in this area.
Downtown Colorado Springs (CEN) Neighborhood
Downtown Colorado Springs is located at the city center along the I25 corridor. This area is full of people looking for a more urban environment. Downtown Colorado Springs restaurants and hotels are plentiful, and there is a healthy downtown nightlife on Tejon Street. Homes in this area range from downtown lofts to historic bungalows to turn of the century estates.
East Colorado Springs Neighborhood
The East area of Colorado Springs is west of the Powers Corridor and east of downtown Colorado Springs. This area has traditional older neighborhoods with homes built in the 40s and 50s with another boom in the 70s. Homes in this area are affordable and convenient to a lot of amenities. This is a popular area for families wanting to have a short commute to work and to most parts of Colorado Springs.
Falcon, Colorado Neighborhood
Falcon Colorado is a small town on the eastern edge of El Paso County south of Peyton Colorado. The area is large and flat and covers approximately 127 square miles and is at an average elevation of 6500 feet in elevation. The northern border is Peyton Colorado and the western border is Marksheffel. The homes in this area tend to be on large lots with an average lot size of over 6 acres.
Falcon North Neighborhood
The Falcon North area of Colorado Springs is a fairly new area with a lot of newer home construction. This area is south of Black Forest and northwest of Falcon. This area covers approximately 42 square miles and is in the zip code 80831. Popular neighborhoods in the Falcon North area include Meridian Ranch and Paint Brush Hills
Fountain, Colorado Neighborhood
Fountain Colorado is located in the south-eastern part of El Paso County and was named after Fountain Creek. Fountain is conveniently located close to the Colorado Springs Airport and Ft. Carson and Peterson military bases. Covering approximately 50 square miles, this area has an average elevation of 5800 feet which makes for temperate weather most of the year.
Manitou Springs, Colorado Neighborhood
Manitou Springs Colorado is located at the western edge of El Paso County at the base of highway 24 heading to Ute Pass and Woodland Park. This is an older community that is reminiscent of the tourism trade from years ago. Manitou Springs is a mere 4 miles from downtown and is adjacent to a similar area Old Colorado City. Manitou Springs is popular with hikers and is the home of the famous Manitou Springs Incline, a famous hiking trail ascending the old cog railway line.
The Marksheffel area of Colorado Springs is located directly east of the Powers Corridor and west of Falcon, Co. This area is fairly newly developed and contains a lot of newer homes with close distance to the convenience of the Powers Corridor. Homes here are geared towards families looking for a great value.
Northeast Colorado Springs Neighborhood
The Northeast area of Colorado Springs is north of downtown and south of Briargate. The area covers approximately 20 square miles and is at an average elevation of 6500 feet in elevation. The Northgate area is home to the quickly growing University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and has seen a boom in commercial development of restaurants and shopping along the North Nevada corridor. Costco, Lowes, and Trader Joes anchor the popular University Village which is full of fun and unique restaurants and shopping.
Northgate Colorado Springs Neighborhood
The Northgate area of Colorado Springs is a large area located near the Air Force Academy directly south of TriLakes / Monument, CO. The area covers approximately 54 square miles and is at an average elevation of 6900 feet in elevation. The homes in this area are typically higher priced point homes with a median sales price over $400,000. The Northgate area is named because of the proximity to the north entrance to the Air Force Academy. This area's retail business has grown recently with the addition of a large Bass Pro Shops center and the Interquest Movie Theater and Great Wolf Lodge complexes.
Northwest Colorado Springs Neighborhood
The Northwest area of Colorado Springs is located directly south of Northgate and north of the West side of town on the west side of I25. The area covers approximately 24 square miles and is at an average elevation of 6870 feet in elevation. This area includes the popular neighborhoods of Peregrine, Rockrimmon, Mountain Shadows and Woodmen Valley. The homes in this area are nestled against the Front Range and have great views to the east. The Mountain Shadows subdivision lost many homes in the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire. Many new homes have been built since, and the neighborhood has recovered nicely.
Old Colorado City Neighborhood
Old Colorado City sits on the West side of Colorado Springs sandwiched between Manitou Springs and Downtown Colorado Springs. Old Colorado City is approximately 7 square miles and has an elevation of 6100 ft. There is a healthy business district with popular Old Colorado City shops and restaurants. Homes in this area tend to be historic homes in affordable price ranges.
Peyton, Colorado Neighborhood
Peyton Colorado is a town in the northeast area of Colorado Springs with wide open spaces. The area covers approximately 135 square miles and is at an average elevation of 6600 feet in elevation. The northern border is Douglas County while the southern border is Falcon and the eastern border is the Black Forest. The homes in this area are on acreage with an average lot size of over 15 acres.