Best Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

">Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 and is the most populous city of El Paso County. With a US Census estimated population of 416,427, Colorado Springs is the 2nd most populous city in Colorado and the 41st most populous in the United States. Colorado Springs covers approximately 186 square miles, and is home to the United States Olympic Training Center. A great deal of Colorado Spring's economy is based on the military, the hi-tech industry, and tourism. In 2006, Colorado Springs was ranked #1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. In 2009, Colorado Springs' Outside made the "List of America's Best Cities."

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There are no professional sports teams in Colorado Springs

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Crime Rate

Like many large cities, Colorado Springs has a relatively high crime rate. There are, however, a number of communities located nearby with significantly lower crime rates; for example, Broodmoor, Pikeview, and Marksheffel Road.

Top Neighborhoods

Broadmoor is a neighborhood in Colorado Springs east of the Ronald Reagan Freeway. Broadmoor is considered one of the safest neighborhoods in the Colorado Springs area. Broadmoor is bounded on the north by Gold Camp Road, on the west by South 8th Street, on the south by Cheyenne Boulevard, and on the east by Cresta Road. Broadmoor has a significant portion of Bear Creek Regional Park in the northern section of the community. Bear Creek has great amenities including walking and biking trails, picnic areas, ball fields, playgrounds, and great open space for frisbee throwing and kite flying. The housing stock in Broadmoor is primarily residential. The southern portion of Broadmoor has a number of apartment and condo communities and some homes for rent or lease.

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Pikeview is a neighborhood in Colorado Springs located east of Monument Valley Highway. Pikeview is bounded on the north by West Rockimmon Road, on the west by Mark Dabring Boulevard, and on the south by South Rockingham Boulevard. In the center of Pikeview is Golden Hills Park. The park provides great recreational opportunities for the Pikeview community. The housing stock in Pikeview is mixed. There are single family homes as well as apartment communities and condominiums available for rent.

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Centennial Boulevard is located in the eastern most section of Colorado Springs. Centennial Boulevard is bounded by Centennial Boulevard on the west, North 30th Street on the south, Northwest Colorado Springs on the east, and Flying Ranch Road on the north. Mount Shadow Park is located on the east side of the community, and Ute Valley Park is located just west outside of Centennial Boulevard's border. Residents of Centennial Boulevard have wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Centennial Boulevard is primary residential, with a number of the homes being owner occupied. There are apartment communities on all four edges of the neighborhood. There are homes available for rent or lease as well as apartment communities that are considered relatively affordable for the area.

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Old Stage Road is a sprawling neighborhood in the southwest Colorado Springs area. Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is located in the community. Penrose Reservoir and Fisher Canoe Reservoir are a part of the Old Stage community. Old Stage is primarily residential. There are some rental properties in the northeast section of the neighborhood.

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Southwest Colorado Springs is a neighborhood and sprawling community in Colorado Springs. Southwest Colorado Springs is bounded on the north by Star Ranch Road, on the east by Route 115. There are pockets of residential neighborhoods throughout the community. Within the boundaries of Southwest Colorado Springs are Cheyenne Lake, Broadmoor Calley Park, Broadmoor Bluffs Park, Fisher Canon Reservoir and Penrose Reservoir. With so many amenities in the neighborhood, the residents of Southwest Colorado Springs have tremendous opportunity for outdoor recreational activities. From water activities like fishing to picnicking in the wide open green spaces, the residentso f Southwest Colorado Springs consider their community a desirable place to live.

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Central Colorado City is at the heart of Colorado Springs. Central Colorado City is bounded on the east by Ronald Reagan Freeway, on the north by Monument Valley Highway, on the north by East Unitah Boulevard, and on the west by North Union Boulevard. There are business, commercial, and entertainment districts throughout the community. With trendy shops, restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from, the residents and visitors of Central Colorado City have a lot to enjoy. Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital is a resident of Central Colorado City. There are several green ways in the neighborhood including Memorial Park, America the Beautiful Park, and Boulder Park. Colorado College resides in the northeastern section of the community. The housing stock in Central Colorado City is varied and includes mixed use buildings, lofts, condos and apartments where you can live, work and play.

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