Southwest Colorado Springs is an intriguing area of town and packed full of history. It is also where two extremes of living seem to coexist on top of each other. On the one hand, you have the opulence and luxury of the Broadmoor and Stratmoor areas; where palaces and mansions reach price points many of us will never earn in a lifetime. Yet, down the road are quiet, small and budget-friendly homes at the lowest prices in the city. A seemingly mismatched combination. Continue reading “The Distinctive Southwest Colorado Springs”
Northern Colorado Springs is an exciting place to live right now. So much is happening that it’s hard to keep up. Just like the Woodmen-Powers Corridor, it is growing and changing at breakneck speed. On the other hand, unlike Woodmen-Powers, in addition to new neighborhoods popping up and old ones getting a makeover, North Colorado Springs is also the go-to place for the majority of new attractions, dining, and shopping.
North Colorado Springs is also home to the lion’s share of big businesses (i.e. large employers). Additionally, it’s convenient for and attractive to long-distance commuters. Continue reading “North Colorado Springs”
Southeast Colorado Springs is one of the smaller areas of the city. It is composed of a large population of military families due to its prime location to bases and the airport. This is also where a small section, at the northern edge where it blends with Central Colorado Springs, of town is made up of low-income and less quality housing and a higher crime rate.
As a result, there is a tendency to allow the struggles of this small patch of town to color the opinion of all of Southeast Springs. In general, many folks tend to overlook Southeast Colorado Springs completely. However, numerous positive attributes and beautiful communities can be found. Continue reading “Southeast Colorado Springs”
As I was preparing for this week’s edition of Colorado Springs Neighborhoods by exploring the central part of the city I learned a few lessons:
- Colorado Springs has a “middle child”.
- There ARE roads that lead to nowhere and have no exits.
- There is a hidden gem EVERYWHERE, and I found a beauty.
Our series on Colorado Springs neighborhoods has been so much fun to write because every part of the city has something new to discover. So far I’ve presented the whimsical attributes of the Westside, explored the quiet, luxurious neighborhoods of the Northwest, admired the New Urban neighborhoods of the Woodmen-Powers Corridor and enjoyed the Mid-Century vibe of the NorthCentral area.
This week I turn our attention to Downtown Colorado Springs and the Old North End – both very exciting places to explore. They beautifully capture the essence of days gone by with stunning architecture built by our founding citizens, yet it merges perfectly with the up-and-coming modern, urban scene. Continue reading “Downtown and the Old North End”