Jun 08

NW Colorado Springs Real Estate in Mountain Shadows

Perched in the rugged foothills of northwestern Colorado Springs Colorado real estate, the homes in Mountain Shadows offer splendid views of the sparkling city lights.  Mountain Shadows features large home sites away from the city but close enough to everything.  Other scenic Colorado Springs real estate nearby includes the communities of Peregrine homes to the north, Rockrimmon to the east, Centennial, Kissing Camel real estate, and Garden of the Gods.

The mature community Mountain Shadows Colorado Springs CO homes began appearing in 1986 with new homes continuing to appear on the horizon.  This is an area where people enjoy spreading out in grand-sized ranch homes with lots of bedrooms, bathrooms, and garages.  About three dozen homes sold in the first ¾ of 2008 with prices averaging $250,000 to $800,000.  The Arbors at Mountain Shadow and Parkside at Mountain Shadow offer condominium living.

Mountain Shadow families are served by School District 11 where children attend Chipeta Elementary School, Holmes Middle School, and Coronado High School.  The University of Phoenix Southern Colorado is in the area.

Just west of Interstate 25, residents find the location within 20 minutes of Citadel Shopping Mall, Chapel Hills Mall, downtown Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and the University of Phoenix Southern Colorado.  The airport is about 30 minutes away.  Locals, other Americans, and international tourists mingle at the nearby Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Flying W Chuckwagon, Glen Eyrie Castle, the incredible Garden of the Gods, and, of course, Pike’s Peak.  Many enjoy the short drive up the canyon on Highway 24 up the canyon to renowned dining at Mountain Shadows.

The neighborhood offers abundant parks and miles of trails that extend into the mountains and into the city.  The hilly terrain and magnificent views are favorites for mountain bikers who come from around the nation to tour the majesty of Central Colorado.  Homes in Mountain Shadows are close to the Ute Valley Park, an elongated strip of open space that entertains hikers, runners, and mountain bikers all year round.  As the community meets up with national forest land on the western edge, the fresh mountain air invigorates anyone who gets out and about.

In addition, the community offers swimming, recreational programs, and youth leagues, neighborhood activities, a blog, homeowners association website, and other ways to keep in touch.  Homeowners can join clubs like the Investment Club or Gourmet Cooking Club.