Most of us are well aware of the housing boom that Colorado Springs is experiencing right now. Large master-planned communities and neighborhoods are springing up so fast, that if you avoid a certain area for more than a month, you may not recognize it the next time you drive by!
However, what is most exciting, not only in the new construction but also as part of the urban renewal projects, are the “new” modern and contemporary architectural styles being birthed out of a thriving economy and the passionate, creative influences of a new generation.
Continue reading “Modern Architectural Styles In Colorado Homes”
Every year, around August 15, I can sense a slight shift in the air. While the temperatures may say that it is still Summer, there is something subtly different in the air that lets me know Autumn is quickly approaching.
On one hand, I’m a bit sad that the sizzle and excitement of Summer are beginning to fade. On the other hand, fall festivals and Autumn activities will start filling up my calendar. It’s the busiest season of the year for shopping, outdoor adventures, harvest celebrations, and social gatherings prior to our retreat indoors for the holidays and the winter chill. Continue reading “20 Autumn Activities Near Colorado Springs”
This is a paid guest post I did for Susanna Haynie at
There is a Small Business Boom in Colorado Springs right now. It ranges from craft beer, coffee shops, cafes, boutiques, or any number of other creative, entrepreneurial ventures. With so many excellent options, I rarely leave town for shopping or dining. There are literally dozens of Colorado Springs boutiques all over the city, with new ones opening up all the time.
This post only includes ten of those. As a result, I encourage you to get out and explore all the beautiful small boutiques the Springs and the surrounding areas have to offer. Continue reading “Top Ten Colorado Springs Boutiques”
Black Forest, Colorado is a bit of an anomaly in the Pikes Peak region. In a place where the Great Plains greet the rugged Rocky Mountains, there suddenly appears a large gathering of Ponderosa Pines so closely grouped together that it is reminiscent of a giant raft of ants floating on water. In like manner, the Black Forest of Colorado is 200,000 square miles of tightly clustered trees among a sea of rolling hills and prairie grasses. Continue reading “Black Forest, Colorado”
When most folks think of Colorado Springs, they envision mountains. Everything about our city focuses on the majestic peak that casts its shadow over us and mesmerizes its residents and visitors alike. However, it is not all about the mountains. Turn around, and one faces the grandeur and awe of miles and miles of the High Plains. Sagebrush, wild grasses, and land that is so flat and dry it’s hard to imagine how it suddenly skyrockets into imposing mountains covered in Evergreens and Aspen trees.
In this seemingly barren land lies the most explosive population growth in the region. The mountains on the west serve as a natural and unmoveable border. As a result, the massive increase in the Springs has to go somewhere – and that somewhere is EAST. Continue reading “Eastern Colorado Springs”