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 Colorado Springs Map below to navigate which area you would like to learn about or use our visual guide to find the best neighborhood in Colorado Springs.
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Best Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs
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.
Central Downtown 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 / Meridian Ranch 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. Looking at the Colorado Springs Map, it is the most southern neighborhood in the Pikes Peak region. 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 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.
Marksheffel / Banning Lewis Ranch Neighborhood
The Marksheffel area of Colorado Springs is better known as Banning Lewis Ranch and 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 / Flying Horse 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.
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 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.
The Powers area of Colorado Springs is a long skinny region that centers around Powers Blvd. The northern border is Briargate while the southern border extends down to Fountain. The homes in this area are in well-established neighborhoods surrounded by restaurants and shopping along Powers Boulevard. People love this area for its convenience to all areas of town and its proximity to shopping and restaurants. Homes in this area are popular with families and range from $200,000 to $450,000. The major zip codes in the Powers area of Colorado Springs are 80922 and 80923.
The Southeast area of Colorado Springs is located directly east of downtown Colorado Springs and north of Fountain Colorado. This area is conveniently located near Ft. Carson Army Base, Peterson Air Force Base and the Colorado Springs Airport. Homes in this area are affordable and convenient to a lot of amenities. This is a popular area for military families wanting to have a short commute to the bases.
Southwest / Broadmoor Neighborhood
Southwest or the Broadmoor area of Colorado Springs is located in the southwest corner of El Paso County. This area is south of Downtown Colorado Springs and west of I-25 and borders the front range near Norad and Cheyenne Mountain. This area is conveniently located new Ft. Carson army base and is home to the famous Broadmoor Hotel.
TriLakes / Monument CO Neighborhood
Monument Colorado is located at the northern edge of El Paso County. This area has many homes nestled in the Ponderosa Pines with beautiful mountain views. If you look at the Colorado Springs Map, Monument / TriLakes is located at the most northern part of the Pikes Peak region. The Monument area covers approximately 51 square miles and has an average elevation of 7200 feet. The area has a similar feel to the Black Forest with more shopping and dining opportunities. New homes in Monument can be found in Promontory Pointe, Forest Lakes and Lake of the Rockies.
Ute Pass Neighborhood
The Ute Pass area of Colorado Springs is on the western edge of El Paso County. Towns in this area include Cascade, CO, Green Mountain Falls, CO, Crystola, CO and Chipita Park, CO. This area borders Woodland Park in Teller County and covers approximately 16 square miles and is at an average elevation of 8500 feet in elevation. This area is very similar to Woodland Park with a rural mountain feel.
West Colorado Springs Neighborhood
The West area of Colorado Springs is west of downtown Colorado Springs and north of Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. This area has some beautiful topography including views of Garden of the Gods and access to Kissing Camels Golf Club. Homes in this area are a mix affordable homes and higher end estates. This is a popular area for people wanting to have great views, proximity to downtown and easy access to the mountains.
Woodland Park CO Neighborhood
Woodland Park Colorado is located in Teller County sharing a border with the most western part of El Paso County. On the Colorado Springs Map, it is the most western neighborhood in the Pikes Peak area. At approximately 8400 feet of elevation, it is the highest area in the Pikes Peak Region. To get to Woodland Park, travel west on Highway 24 through Ute Pass and you will arrive at “The City in the Clouds”, Woodland Park. The area of Woodland Park makes up about 18 square miles, and people love this area for its trees, views and mountain town feel.