Known as The Springs to its residents, Colorado Springs is a sunny city that offers many outdoor activities to enjoy the natural beauty of this city at the foot of The Rocky Mountains. This is a city that sees much tourism as people come from all over to enjoy not only the awe inspiring beauty of The Rockies, but also the various activities from shopping, to museums, to hiking, and jeep adventures. The Springs gives the convenience of the city, with great people, and dramatic vistas. This city is perfect for everyone from singles to families. Looking closer at Northwest Colorado Springs, Southwest Colorado Springs and Briargate you'll be able to see why this is a great city to live in.
This is one of the best neighborhoods for families in Colorado Springs, as well as couples and singles. Though the cost of living is on the higher side, this neighborhood has a high focus on education and employment. This is an area that boasts many attractions, some of the most well known being Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Northwest Colorado Springs has a variety of things to do, from dining at Marco's Pizza, to pampering yourself at Muse Spa and Wellness, or even getting your adrenaline pumping at Colorado Vertical Adventures. This great community is only 13.5 miles from downtown keeping you close to all Colorado Springs has to offer. With easy access to public transportation, five schools, and six parks this area is a wonderful place for families to live not to mention play.
Located between Fort Carson and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station is Southwest Colorado Springs. Here you'll find much diversity thanks in part to the military facilities. Being only 15 minutes from downtown is a bonus for this neighborhood as it lacks greatly in amenities. Don't let that lack fool you though. This is a safe neighborhood that is great for families, retirees, as well as singles. There is a good focus on education, although there is just 1 elementary school here. This is another of higher cost of living areas in Colorado Springs however. The only shop located in this section of the city is JD's Fun and Games. However Southwest Colorado Springs does have the Cheyenne Mountain Resort as well as OPB&J and Martin Lojek Galleries when you're feeling like going out close to home.
Just 18 minutes from downtown is the gorgeous neighborhood of Briargate. This would be an enjoyable place to live for couples, families and retirees. This is an area that does cost a little more to live in but has much to give in return. Here you will find preschools, elementary schools, as well as a high school. Options for eating close to home include Taco Bell and Subway, as well as Sushi Rakkyo and Pizza Time Colorado. Shopping is limited but does include the Market Place at Briargate, as well as Walgreens.