The City of
Colorado Springs –
The Best Place to Live
In 2018 U.S. News named Colorado Springs as the most desirable place to live in the United States., Money Magazine selected Colorado Springs as the Number 1 Best Big Town in its article “Best Places to Live” and in 2009, Outside Magazine namesd Colorado Springs Number 1 on its list “America’s Best Towns”. Colorado Springs throughout the years has been named to many top 10 and top 100 lists ranging from “Fittest City in America” to “America’s Most Pet-Friendly City” to being one of the “Cleanest”, one of the “Safest”, and one of the “Smartest” to name just a few.
What Makes The Springs Great
There are many things that make Colorado Springs a great place to live. The semi-arid climate and 300+ days of sunshine are one of the biggest reasons people love living in Colorado Springs. Even in the middle of winter, it can be 36 degrees outside, but if the sun is shining and there is no wind, you’ll find many Colorado Springs residents outside enjoying the sunshine with just a light coat. Many of the city’s neighborhoods are built around an outdoor lifestyle with parks, hiking or walking trails and the city offers an easy drive to hiking, camping, ski resorts, mountain climbing, fishing and kayaking.
Colorado Springs Areas
The City of Colorado Springs was established in 1872 and is the largest city in Colorado covering 195.4 square miles. The city is located one hour south of Denver and is served by the Colorado Springs Airport.
Colorado Springs School Districts
Each area and school district was developed during different periods of growth and offers its own unique look, feel, and amenities.
The city is also served by seven school districts:
Harrison-School District 2 ➤
Widefield-School District 3 ➤
Fountain-Fort Carson-School District 8 ➤
Colorado Springs-School District 11 ➤
Cheyenne Mountain-School District 12 ➤
Academy-School District 20 ➤
Falcon-School District 49 ➤
Some Areas We Love
Northwest Colorado Springs
Nestled along the rolling foothills of the front range, bordered by the Air Force Academy to the north, Garden of the Gods Road to the south, I-25 to the east, and the mountains to the west are the communities of Northwest Colorado Springs. Offering a unique setting, filled with pine trees, scrub oak, aspen trees, natural rock formations (hoodoos), and wildlife these neighborhoods provide the feel of mountain living along with the amenities of city life. The Northwest Area of Colorado Springs is serviced by both District 20 and District 11 Schools.
The Mountain Shadows neighborhood was originally developed in the 1980’s with custom homes built throughout the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. In 2012, the historic Waldo-Canyon fire passed through Mountain Shadows and destroyed 347 homes. Today, the community continues to rebuild and you will find a wide variety of homes and prices ranging from production to semi- and fully custom. As you rise in elevation in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, many homes enjoy breathtaking city views from the Black Forest to the north, to what seems like Kansas to the far east.
Children living in Mountain Shadows attend School District 11 schools: Chipeta or Trailblazer Elementary, Holmes Junior High and Coronado High School.
Development of the Peregrine area began in the late 1980s and continues today. Custom homes in the area vary in size, style, design, and amenities. The area offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities with miles of hiking and biking trails on over 167 acres in Blodgett Peak Open Space. Marshall Sprague Park and nearby Woodmen Valley Park offer basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, and playgrounds.
Children in Peregrine attend District 20 schools including the award-winning Woodmen Roberts Elementary school which is located in the Peregrine Community, as well as Eagleview Middle School and Air Academy High School.
Woodmen Valley, Woodmen Oaks & Thunderbird Estates
For horse lovers, Woodmen Valley, Woodmen Oaks, and Thunderbird Estates offer acreage in the heart of the city. These exclusive properties include beautifully treed lots, rock outcroppings, and meadows for grazing, all in a private and serene setting.
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