SE Springs Real Estate & Information

Surrounded by incomparable natural beauty, and located near some of America's most famous landmarks, such as Pike's Peak and the United States Air Force Academy, Southeast Springs is one of the fastest growing areas in the city of Colorado Springs.

Also known as Powers Corridor, the area provides the best of both urban and non-urban living in a thriving city located about an hour from Denver. Colorado Springs dates to the days of the Louisiana Purchase and was formally settled during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush of 1859.

Today, the area features a family-friendly environment, endless recreational opportunities, as well as a wide variety of shopping and dining.

Shopping and Dining

The Southeast Springs area offers a great balance of unique shopping experiences, as well as familiar favorites such as Target, Big Lots and Pier 1 Imports. Colorado Springs has several shopping districts, including Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City and downtown Colorado Springs. It's an area known as being the retail hub of Colorado Springs.

Southeast Springs residents and visitors have plenty of dining options, including the one-of-a-kind Airplane Restaurant which includes a dining area in the hull of a fully-intact Boeing KC-97 plane. The restaurant features great food in an environment rich in aviation history.

Other dining possibilities in the Powers Corridor area include The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Ai Sushi and Grill, the Texas Roadhouse, featuring hand-cut steaks, Arharn Thai and the Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom.

The Penrose Room at the Broadmoor, a five-star restaurant, provides one of the most elegant dining experiences in the city

Parks and Recreation

Colorado Springs is known for its variety of parks and recreation activities, with much of it set in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain. Of course Pike's Peak, with its long list of hiking, rafting and sightseeing opportunities, is a centerpiece of the area. The 19-mile Pike's Peak highway showcases the region's breathtaking scenery.

The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo features over 700 animals and is home to the world's largest giraffe herd. The Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark and includes a museum with interactive exhibits, while the High Chapparal Open Space is a refuge from the city with its wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities, including cycling.

The city of Colorado Springs also offers a variety of youth and adult sports leagues and activities.

Living

Founded by Civil War hero General William J. Palmer in 1871, Colorado Springs is 65 miles south of Denver and is the state's second-largest city. It lies on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, and has what's considered a mild climate for its altitude. It also features abundant sunshine, and averages over 300 sunny days a year.

The Southeast Colorado Springs area has a population of just over 40,000 residents. The United States Air Force Academy, and the defense industry as a whole, is a major employer in the region. The Schriever Air Force Base, which houses the 50th Space Wing of the Air Force Space Command, is located in the area, as is the Army's Fort Carson.

The high tech industry is second to the defense industry in terms of revenue, with top employers including Verizon Business and Hewlett-Packard.

Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Training Center and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Powers Corridor is one of the fasting-growing neighborhoods in the area and offers a wide variety of housing options for every lifestyle.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Powers Corridor is served by Falcon School District #49 and Colorado School District #11. High schools include Falcon High School, Sand Creek High School and Vista Ridge School (in District #49), and Coronado High School, Doherty High School, Mitchell High School and Palmer High School (District #11).

Residents are served by three hospitals: Memorial Hospital, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Cedar Springs Hospital, which is the largest mental health treatment facility in Colorado Springs.

Mountain Metropolitan Transport is the main public transportation source in Colorado Springs, and services the area seven days a week, while Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is the second busiest airport in the state.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 719-481-1000 or contact us to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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The Springs Team Real Estate Company
1755 Telstar Dr., Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: 719-481-3800