District 20 Real Estate & Information

Academy School District 20 of Colorado Spring is headquartered on Chapel Hills Drive. The district is bordered by Lewis Palmer District 38 to the North, District 11 to the South, Manitou Springs District 14 to the West, and Falcon District 49 to the East. This district encompasses the U.S. Air Force Academy and also the Briargate and Black Forest neighborhoods of Colorado Springs. U.S. Route 87 and State Highway 21 cut through the district from the North to the South. Other than the Air Force Academy, landmarks in the district include the Pine Creek Golf Club, Memorial Hospital North, and the Venezia Community Park.

Shopping and Dining

The Promenade Shops at Briargate is one of the most conveniently located shopping malls. This shopping mall on Briargate Parkway includes many different retail stores such as the Apple Store, Gap, J. Crew, Yankee Candle, and more. There is a Whole Foods Market located about five minutes from many homes within the district where residents can make everyday grocery purchases. There is also a Walmart on Razorback Road that includes a pharmacy and a Sam's Club located on East Woodmen Road.

There are many restaurants located near homes in the district where residents can get a bite to eat. For a quick meal, Crave Real Burgers on Academy Boulevard serves up some of the best burgers and sandwiches in Colorado Springs. The Elephant Bar Restaurant is another restaurant located on Academy Boulevard that offersand unique mix of American, European, and Asian cuisines. Fast food restaurants located nearby include a Wendy's on Academy Boulevard North and a McDonald's on Voyager Parkway.

Parks and Recreation

Parks located in or near the School District include Venezia Community Park along Briargate Parkway or Rampart Park to the West of Union Boulevard. Further afield, Pike National Forest is a large natural area where district residents can enjoy a variety of different outdoor activities including hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and more. There are two golf courses located near homes in the district- Pine Creek Golf Club and Flying Horse Country Club- where residents can enjoy a round of golf or other additional recreational activities.

The UCCS Recreation Center on Austin Bluffs Parkway is a great recreational resource for residents of this part of Colorado Springs. This recreation center offers facilities for aquatics and other athletic events including intramural sports competitions and group fitness activities. Gyms located nearby include Life Time Fitness on Royal Pine Drive, Accolade Fitness on Arrowswest Drive, and Pro Fit Strength and Conditioning on Ridgeline Drive.

Living

The cost of living in this part of Colorado Springs is near the national average. The median household income in the area, however, is above the average in the state of Colorado, and homes in the neighborhood tend to be more expensive than homes in Colorado overall. As of 2013, the median home value in zip code 80920- which is located in School District 20, was at $276,400. In comparison, the median home value in all of Colorado was at $240,500.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Academy School District 20 runs six high schools, seven middle schools, and 19 different elementary schools. The district also runs a charter school- The Classical Academy- and an online high school. Schools run by the district service many different neighbors in northern Colorado Springs, including Briargate, Pine Creek, Cordera, Rockrimmon, Peregrine, Northgate, Gleneagle, and Black Forest. This school district is one of the largest of all of the districts in Colorado Springs and it has a student enrollment of around 24,000.

St. Francis Medical Center is located only minutes away from many homes in School District 20. This healthcare institution on East Woodmen Road offers medical services including emergency medicine, laboratory and pathology services, imaging/radiology, a NICU, occupational medical services, pediatric care, and more. Residents of the district who are looking for a primary care physician can consider Dublin Primary Care on Dublin Boulevard or Aspen Creek Medical Associates on Briar Village Point.

Public transportation is offered in the district and throughout Colorado Springs by Mountain Metropolitan Transit. This Colorado Springs Transportation service offers 22 different bus routes in the city that allow residents of District 20 to get around. The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport offers air transport to other cities, and it is located about 30 minutes to the South of School District 20.

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