Looking for homes for sale in Western Colorado Springs, CO? Being a “West‐Sider” is living a local lifestyle. The West Side is full of local shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. The most famous attraction being the Garden of the Gods. There are historic homes in Old Colorado City and the Broadmoor and luxury homes in Broadmoor Resort & Kissing Camels. Popular West Side Colorado Springs neighborhoods include Broadmoor & Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, Broadmoor Resort, Broadmoor Bluffs, Skyway, Cheyenne Cañon, Gold Hill Mesa, Old Colorado City, Kissing Camels, Mountain Shadows & Piñon Valley, Rockrimmon & Peregrine and the city of Manitou Springs & Crystal Park.
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Built in 1918, The Broadmoor Hotel was founded by Spencer Penrose. Soon after, neighborhoods developed around the 5 star hotel. Since then, this area has been a populace magnet and has been cultivated into the historical and beautiful place it is. Top it off by being in a fantastic school district with above average statistics and award winning schools, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 is the place to be.
Experience the finest Broadmoor Resort Style living in this front range, luxury community. Soak in city and/or mountain views from most of the houses in this neighborhood. The gated Broadmoor Resort has 900 acres of nature preserve and private hiking trails, 24 hour guarded security, and Broadmoor Golf Club memberships available for purchase.
Broadmoor Bluffs lies at the base of the Broadmoor Valley. This neighborhood is located in the highly rated and award winning public school district, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12. The neighborhood consists of homes built mostly from the 80s through today. There is a variety of contemporary architecture throughout the area. And it’s a short distance from Highway 115 and Fort Carson Army Base.
Located at the base of North Cheyenne Canon Park, Skyway is a beautiful and quiet neighborhood divided in two by Bear Creek Park. Upper Skyway homes were developed starting in about the 1960s and are still being developed today. This part of the neighborhood has panoramic city views and many custom built homes. Lower Skyway was developed in the 1950s and has a timeless feel to it.
This beautiful area is full of natural landscapes and wildlife, with 56 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails. The famous Helen Hunt Falls, Stratton Open Space and North & South Cheyenne Cañon City Park make this an outdoor enthusiasts dream land. Homes in this area range from small bungalows and cabins to mansions. But, all houses in this area are surrounded by natural, wooded, mountainous land.
Construction started on this master planned, environmentally conscious, community a little over a decade ago. It is an enchanting, west side, new build area that has an active community center with live music in the summer, seasonal festivals and art shows. It is located across from Bear Creek Dog Park and Bear Creek Nature Center.
One of the most popular tourist areas in the city, Old Colorado City offers fascinating, local shops & galleries; boutique bed & breakfasts and fabulous events. Some of these events are monthly art walks, Annual Territory Days, Christmas Stroll for Small Business Saturday, Scarecrow Days and the summer Farmers Market. Once known as Colorado City, this “supply town” was established in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Old Colorado City homes reflect the architecture of that era through the 1920s. There are a few “newer” homes scattered around in this neighborhood, but for the most part you are going to find quaint cottages and Victorian era houses, surrounded by tree lined streets.
Driving north on Mesa Road, you will notice this high-end housing area with spectacular front range and Garden of the Gods views. Kissing Camels is a gated community with 24 hour guarded security and Garden of the Gods Club and Resort memberships available for purchase. Luxury homes dominate the area, in and outside of the gates, all with spectacular views, or premium, golf course proximity. Garden of the Gods Club and Resort offers members gourmet dining experiences, 2 fantastic golf courses, bountiful fitness opportunities and gyms and discounts to the Lodge and Spa. Non-members are welcome to stays in their lavish Lodge and to pamper themselves at the on-site spa.
West of Centennial Blvd. and north of Garden of the Gods, Mountain Shadows lays in the foothills of Waldo Canyon. Enjoy some outdoor adventure at Mountain Shadows Park, Blodgett Peak Open Space and Mountain Shadows Open Space. The pine-covered hills were developed in this area beginning in the 1990s and has a range of architecture with spec houses and custom homes. Piñon Valley is on the East side of Centennial Blvd. and has Ute Valley Park at its center. Residents of this large neighborhood enjoy hiking trails, a few neighborhood parks and city life amenities. The architecture for this area was started in the 1980s and has many 1980 and 1990 bi-level homes from past master planned communities.
At the base of Rampart Range, the rolling foothills of Rockrimmon offer plenty of opportunities to see LOTS of mule-deer and the occasional bear, bobcat, fox and coyotes. Rockrimmon was developed starting in the 1970s through today. The most common architecture for this area is bi-level/split level, medium-sized, single family homes. Bordered by the curvy W. Woodmen Road, and at the base of Blodgett Peak, Peregrine is a unique development. Pristine built homes paired with meticulous design, this secluded, mountainside neighborhood offers some of the best in Colorado living.
“Keep Manitou Weird” is one of the unofficial slogans for this eclectic city filled with boutique shops, unique restaurants, amazing attractions, naturally occurring mineral springs and a rich history. This artisan city has so much to offer it’s tourists and residents. Located on the side of Pikes Peak in the Pike National Forest, Crystal Park is a 2000 acre gated community above Manitou Springs. The community has miles of biking & hiking trails and a clubhouse complete with a kitchen, deck and heated swimming pool. Check out the Crystal Park Cantina before (or after) your dizzying tour of this beautiful, high altitude community.
In Colorado Springs, on the “west side,” you can find history, trails and adventure at Rock Ledge Ranch, Sondermann Park, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Garden of the Gods, Ute Valley Park, the Manitou Incline and much more. Also, to quell your adventurous spirit, visit Glen Eyrie Castle, Ghost Town Museum, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Broadmoor World Arena or the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Of course there are tons of things to do at the Broadmoor Hotel, being a member or not. Beyond the many restaurants and shops that are mostly open to the public and hotel guests, there is The Broadmoor Seven Falls and Soaring Adventures. In Manitou Springs, after a day of shopping and dining, go see the Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And for higher education check out Colorado Tech. If all of this information wasn’t enough or you need some guidance on West side real estate, Contact Us.