Colorado Springs is the largest city by area in Colorado as well as the county seat and the most populous municipality of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles (97 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
At 6,035 feet (1,839 m) the city stands over 1 mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of Pikes Peak, which rises 14,115 feet (4,302 m) above sea level on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The city is home to 24 national governing bodies of sport, including the United States Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Training Center, and USA Hockey.
The city had an estimated population of 465,101 in 2016, and a metro population of approximately 712,000,ranking as the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 42nd most populous city in the United States. The Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 712,327 in 2016. The city is included in the Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong region of urban population along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming, generally following the path of Interstate 25 in both states.
AREAS IN COLORADO SPRINGS
Black Forest is located about 25 minutes northeast of Colorado Springs. It is defined by the Ponderosa Pines that coat the area. Black Forest was given its name from early pioneers looking at the land from a distance, and seeing the dark color that the trees created on the area. There is an abundance of trails and endless places to explore here. With nature all around you, there is always wildlife to be seen. Black Forest offers land, privacy, and provides amazing views of the wilderness all around you. Black Forest is truly a nature enthusiasts dream come true. The area is surrounded by trails, wildlife and beautiful parks.
The founders of Briargate envisioned a safe, pleasant, family oriented community that offers the best of the best. The top quality housing is made by Colorado’s finest homebuilders, in a community with an extensive amount of amenities. Briargate has multiple neighborhood parks, and a 4.5 mile inter-linking trail system. The Community Center offers a pool, state-of-the-art fitness room, and plenty of activities for the whole family! Briargate offers a plethora of shopping and retail stores, and an amazing view of Black Forest and the mountains. Being one of the larger areas in Colorado Springs, this area would be a perfect place for anyone to buy a home.
Central Colorado Springs is a hub of urban life. Downtown Colorado Springs has everything to offer those who seek activity and culture while trails and beautiful parks interlace the area. Central Colorado Springs is a wonderful blend of urban life and the beautiful outdoors. Although the outdoor life offered here is breathtaking, there is also convenient access to downtown. Central Colorado Springs offers a rich amount of restaurants, breweries, and shopping areas that are extremely convenient to you and your new home.
The Eastern MLS area is home to to Palmer Park, much of north Academy Blvd. and the Village 7 neighborhood.
Fountain is located 10 miles south of Colorado Springs and just east of Fort Carson. The city with the motto “pure Colorado” gives wonderful views of the rolling hills, Pikes Peak, and the Front Range. Don’t forget the beautiful parks and trails! Fountain gives you access to plenty of parks and reservoirs including Fountain Creek Regional Park and the Big Johnson Reservoir, so there is always activities to do. An easy commute for military to Ft. Carson too! An old railroad shipping center, this city has grown to be a perfect place for charming laid back living with urban amenities close by. With a small town atmosphere and quick access to Colorado Springs and Ft. Carson, this town is perfect for anyone looking to stay close to the city, but not too close!
The Marksheffel corridor serves a variety of needs including direct access to the Powers corridor. Boasting easy access to military installations, it is great place for military families. It is close to shopping, entertainment, and more! This area includes the popular communities of Claremont Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch.
Northeast Colorado Springs offers amazing shopping, amenities, outdoor life, and diverse housing options! It’s close proximity to the Air Force Academy, high tech firms, and having one of the University of Colorado’s campuses in this area, there is no wonder that this has been rapidly growing. This area accompanies an abundance of different lifestyles, including amazing shopping centers, multiple parks, and even reservoirs!
Providing immediate access to both the interstate and the Air Force Academy this growing, coveted community is a gem nestled among the foothills. Northgate consists of newer homes, shops, restaurants, hotels, and trails.
Northwest Colorado Springs has it all! With Garden of the Gods to the south, the Air Force Academy to the north, and the national forest bordering the western edge, this area is nestled in a nature lovers paradise! This area offers amazing hiking, trails, golf courses, shopping, and many other amenities. Come buy a home here and sit back and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains and the abundant wildlife.
Old Colorado City has a mix of wonderful turn of the century homes with shopping district featuring dozens of independently owned art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and special attractions/events! These charming homes are nestled in this endearing and historic town with nothing but beautiful views and rich culture surrounding you. With excellent public schools and extensive cultural amenities, this region boasts an enviable quality of life.
The Powers corridor has so much to offer in the way of convenience! Supporting both District 11 and District 49 schools it is a great area for those looking for a variety of school options. This corridor allows for easy access to all military bases. Powers offers an abundance of amenities and stores, beautiful neighborhoods, multiple golf courses, parks, and trails. Plenty of shopping and dining and entertainment fill the area making a superb area for interests of all ages. There is always something to do here, and it’s all so conveniently close to you!
Rock Creek features large lots tucked up against the foothills just minutes south of Colorado Springs. Easy access to multiple Ft Carson gates, a short drive to downtown Colorado Springs or Canon City.
This area is conveniently located next to Ft. Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, and college campuses which allows allows for busy professionals to spend less time commuting and more time enjoying the beautiful parks in this area. Southeast Colorado Springs has wonderful views and parks all around, including Prospect Lake Park! It has beautiful golf courses and a beautiful view of Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak.
Southwest is a popular area of the Springs offering entertainment, shopping, and convenient commuting options. Access to Fort Carson is a plus as well as a thorough fair to the beautiful Woodland Park area. This area is also close to Colorado Spring’s only five-star resort, The Broadmoor. There, guests can enjoy The Broadmoor’s five-star day spa, 36 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, and activities for guests of all ages and interests. Cheyenne Mountain Resort is also located in this area and boasts a world-class meeting facility and is a four-star diamond resort. Colorado Spring’s zoo, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is just a short drive away too!
Settled just north of Colorado Springs, the Tri-Lakes area offers a variety of value. A commuters paradise with easy access to I-25 and spacious living accommodations. The cities of Monument and Palmer Lake are part of the Tri Lakes area. The gorgeous land available here bellows with the beauty of Colorado. This area is close to the mountains with Monument lake nearby. This quickly growing area is popular because it feels like you are living amongst the mountains, while close to I-25 which provides a short drive to shopping, the Denver area, and downtown Colorado Springs.
Drawing on the appeal and attraction of historical buildings and homes, the westside is an amazing marriage of old and new. Buffered not only by both Old Colorado City charm and Downtown Colorado Springs action but open space and hiking trails as well the westside is a wonderful place to live. West Colorado Springs is located in absolute middle of an outdoorsman’s haven! This area is covered in trails, hiking, beautiful views, and wonderful golf courses. Exploring Garden of the Gods, venturing into the Cave of the Winds, or playing golf on the Kissing Camels Golf Course, you can’t go wrong! With much of West Colorado Springs in the National Forest, you’re sure to see an abundance of wildlife, and if you head to the zoo down the road, you’ll see much more!