One of the greatest things about Colorado Springs is the variety it offers, from the Pikes Peak views, the wide-open planes, the downtown economy, the many job and military opportunities—there is truly something for everyone. Unfortunately, such variety can make it overwhelming for new residents of the area to choose a neighborhood that best suites your needs, especially if you are moving to Colorado Springs or PCSing to El Paso County.
At Reichert Mortgage Team, we understand the difficulty associated with choosing the perfect neighborhood because we have experienced all of the different areas Colorado Springs has to offer! Not only do we live here in Colorado Springs, but we are also a veteran owned mortgage company, which means that we’ve had first hand experience with PCSing to a new state, new city, and new neighborhood. After I retired from the Air Force, myself and my family chose to stay in this beautiful area of Colorado Springs, and we have come to know and love the Pikes Peak region. That being said, as we help home buyers secure home loans, we’ve helped many families and veterans decide on what area is best for them.
Below is a list of things to keep in mind during your search and highlights from multiple areas around Colorado Springs.
What to Look for in a Neighborhood
Finding the best neighborhood in Colorado Springs is equally as important as finding your perfect home. There are many core questions to ask yourself during your neighborhood search, so keep these in mind:
- How far are you from where you need to be? Whether it’s work, school, or your favorite place to eat, ask yourself if the commute, in any weather condition, is something you are comfortable with. Are you working at Peterson Air Force Base? Stationed at Fort Carson? There are many great housing options around the many military bases in Colorado Springs, so many military families choose to stay close by.
- How does the neighborhood look? Does the neighborhood look quiet during the day but become rowdy at night? Perhaps you’re in retirement and looking to move past the kid stage, but the neighborhood is full of school zones and parks. Know what lifestyle is important to you and make sure the neighborhoodreflects those values at various times of the day.
- How does the future look? Whether this is your forever home or a place to grow, it is important to be able to take pride in the potential future of your home and the neighborhood you might soon call home.
Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs: A Quick Preview
Falcon is an unincorporated area that covers E Woodman Road and Meridian Road. Over the past few years, Falcon has grown quickly. Falcon Colorado is zoned to Falcon School District 49 and is considered to be part of Peyton, Colorado.
Briargate has been rapidly growing for the past decade or so due to its impressive schools, shopping, and proximity to I-25.
Black Forest is located just Northeast of Colorado Springs and spills into a bit of both Elbert and Peyton. This is a great area for those looking for land and privacy while still being in reasonable driving distance to schools, shops, hospitals, and businesses. Black Forest also features Black Forest Regional Park and Fox Run Regional Park, which are well-maintained parks enjoyed by many Colorado Springs residents and visitors.
The historic Broadmoor area of Southwest Colorado Springs sits at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. This area of Colorado Springs is filled with luxurious and historic homes and scenery. The homes and architecture in this area are inspired by The Broadmoor luxury resort, built in 1918.
The Powers corridor features extensive shopping, entertainment, and restaurants.This area is perfect for those looking for convenience as well as easy access to trails and parks throughout the neighborhood.
CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS
Central Colorado Springs encompasses historic areas close to downtown Colorado Springs as well as locations that are being rejuvenated as the city thrives. Homes in this area, especially in Old North End, often have a turn-of-the-century feel, making them unlike any other in El Paso county.
Colorado Springs was ranked as the number one city to live in 2019 by Military Times and it’s not hard to see why. Whether you are PCSing to Fort Carson, Schriever, Peterson, or Cheyenne Mountain AFB, there are plenty of options for the perfect neighborhood with a convenient commute.
More Than Just A Mortgage Broker: The Reichert Mortgage Team
At Reichert Mortgage Team, one of our primary goals is to ensure we understand exactly what you’re looking for. We are so much more than just a mortgage company who is looking at the bottom line. Your happiness with not only your future home, but also with the process of getting a home loan is our priority.
We understand that there are so many places to choose from in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Peyton, and surrounding El Paso County areas, so we are here to help! Being a mortgage broker in El Paso County for many years has also been an opportunity for us to build many relationships with trusted real estate professionals. From realtors to home inspectors, we have great resources that can help you with moving to Colorado Springs as well.