Best Colorado Springs Neighborhoods for Families

Posted by Lauren Schneider on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 10:18am.

4 best colorado springs neighborhoods for families

Colorado Springs is a very desirable city for families. The great schools, beautiful surroundings, and abundance of family-friendly activities all make Colorado Springs one of the most kid-friendly cities around.

If you're moving to Colorado Springs, or relocating within Colorado Springs, you'll probably want some inside information on the best family neighborhoods in this fun and safe city.

Here's a list of the 4 best places to raise a family in Colorado springs.

Broadmoor

The Broadmoor area is an obvious choice when it comes to any list of the top neighborhoods in Colorado Springs.

It's big, green, beautiful, and has a lot of attractions for residents and tourists alike. If you're taking a family vacation in Colorado Springs, then chances are that you're passing through Broadmoor - if only to access the great family fun centers and children's museums around Manitou Springs.

The scenic location on southwest Colorado Springs, at the foot of the Cheyenne Mountains, means that Broadmoor residents have access to some of the most beautiful natural spaces in all of Colorado. Point Sublime, Seven Falls, The Horns, Buffalo Canyon...all kid friendly places to take the family on a weekend vacation.

Being the up-scale neighborhood that it is, Broadmoor's streets are lined with big houses and big yards - just what most people have in mind when it comes to raising big families!

And the nearby schools are some of the best around. The two Cheyenne Mountain Schools are real standouts, as well as most of the other schools clustering around Broadmoor and Cresta Road towards Skyway Park. If education is your priority, then Broadmoor should take the top spot.

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Briargate

This neighborhood is very popular with families. Some ways north of downtown Colorado Springs, Briargate is an area is known for its great schools and parks.

Explorer Elementary, Frontier Elementary, and Chinook Trail Elementary are all nearby for Briargate residents. And the excellent parks mean that you'll have no shortage of places to take the kids when they need to blow off some excess energy.

John Venezia Community Park, for example, is one of the best parks of its type in the whole city, and Rampart Park has an exciting mix of trails, a disc-golf course, and a BMX track.

The neighborhood also has a great trail system crisscrossing the various streets and offering safe, fun access to different areas. Briargate Trail and Pine Creek are two great examples for trails running along the north and east sides of Briargate.

If you're looking for a cozy, well-established neighborhood with great schools and lots of convenience, then Briargate is a great choice.

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Rockrimmon

Just south of the US Air Force Academy, and occupying the winding bluffs and valleys under Ormes Peak in northwest Colorado Springs, Rockrimmon is a really fun neighborhood just to drive around. The hilly terrain ensures that there are ample greenspaces between properties, as well as many quiet cul-de-sacs for kids to play in.

The homes tend to be big and well-spaced, with lots of trees and great views. The air here is fresh and the scenery beautiful - what better environment could there be for raising a family? You can even venture north into the undeveloped countryside for an adventure or two.

Small parks in the area come equipped with playgrounds and sport facilities. Combined with the growing network of trails connecting parts of this neighborhood, you'll never want for fun places to let the kids run and play in Rockrimmon.

Oh - and the Woodmen Roberts Elementary School is one of the best in the city!

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Southborough

The outsider! Here's an entry some might not expect to see on this list - but believe me, this neighborhood out in southeast Colorado Springs is a hit with young families.

So, what does this area have to offer? Well, Soaring Eagles Elementary and the nearby James Irwin Charter Schools are doing really well in city-wide rankings, and the close proximity to Peterson and Schriever Air Force Base mean that parents working at one of these facilities won't have to lose valuable family-time on ridiculously long commutes.

And just beyond the airfields - beautiful Colorado countryside as far as the eye can see! Southborough residents with budding sports stars can also enjoy the state-of-the art Sky View Sports complex.

But, what makes Southborough particularly great is just how many young families call Southborough home. Kids here will always be able to find potential friends.

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Old Colorado City

One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Colorado Springs would have to be Old Colorado Springs. This neighborhood used to be a city in its own rights, but has since been absorbed into Colorado Springs. The downtown area is protected under the National Register of Historic Places and is an excellent place to take the family for a stroll among the shops, galleries and dining opportunities. However, what really sparkles here is the housing--you'll find a great blend of old and new with many older homes that have been renovated with all the charms of old and all the benefits of new. Plus, parents can feel confident about their children's futures as the area is part of the renowned Colorado Springs School District D11.

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Old Colorado City

One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Colorado Springs would have to be Old Colorado Springs. This neighborhood used to be a city in its own rights, but has since been absorbed into Colorado Springs. The downtown area is protected under the National Register of Historic Places and is an excellent place to take the family for a stroll among the shops, galleries and dining opportunities. However, what really sparkles here is the housing--you'll find a great blend of old and new with many older homes that have been renovated with all the charms of old and all the benefits of new. Plus, parents can feel confident about their children's futures as the area is part of the renowned Colorado Springs School District D11.

Start Looking For Your Dream Family Home In Colorado Springs

Hopefully this has given you some idea of all the great family-friendly things that Colorado Springs has to offer. However, choosing the right home for you and your family requires personalized attention and information - because every family's needs are different.

Hiring a qualified real estate agent who knows the area well is vital. Military Home Search's team of property experts is the perfect choice for finding a home in one of Colorado Springs' great family neighborhoods. Connect with us today - we'd be happy to help.

Lauren Schneider

Lauren Schneider, Real Estate Agent and Military Relocation Professional (MRP)

Lauren Schneider has lived in Colorado Springs for nearly 20 years and knows that the military is what keeps this town ticking, which is one of the reasons she's chosen to pursue her dream of helping military families with all of their homebuying needs. Learn more about Lauren or start your home search now

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