Downtown Colorado Springs Real Estate and Information
Downtown Colorado Springs is located just west of I-25 north of about Cimarron (Hwy 24). If you are on the highway (I-25), you can take the newly reconstructed Bijou Street exit which will take you right into the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Or, you can take the Uintah Street exit (just north of Bijou, off I-25), which will take you past Colorado College, where you will head South into the “city”. Coming from the south, you can exit on Cimarron Street and head north on Cascade or Nevada Avenue.
As a Colorado Springs real estate agent and (local Colorado Springs blogger), I am always carrying my new camera around. I love to take pictures of Colorado Springs and all the wonderful things that Colorado Springs has to offer. One of my favorite things to photograph is Pikes Peak. I love how our beautiful mountain can be seen from almost any of our Colorado Springs neighborhoods, particularly Downtown Colorado Springs.
Here is a picture of Pikes Peak from just east of the intersection of Nevada and Platte Avenue, in downtown Colorado Springs. See the statue of General Palmer there to the left? It is in the dead center of the intersection. The second picture is taken from the opposite corner with Palmer High School in the background.
Downtown Colorado Springs has some great culture – even though we really have not been around as long as many other cities in the nation. In fact, the “first stake” was driven into our city only 136 years ago.
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One of my favorite places to visit is the Pioneer Museum, which offers an abundance of rich, local history and their exhibits are always changing, so it is always a new adventure.
Another think I love about Downtown Colorado Springs, is the fact that it is not a huge metropolis. It is actually quite intimate and offers all kinds of great things: shopping, entertainment, restaurants, parks and other local businesses just a short walk from each other. Or, you can take the free shuttle around downtown, if you prefer.
There is artwork on every corner – from beautiful to rather obscure, but each piece adds such character to our great city.
Make sure you check out some of OUR favorite places in Downtown Colorado Springs:
- FOOD: Jose Muldoons – Mexican restaurant with great atmosphere and live music.
222 N. Tejon – Just west of Acacia Park
- COFFEE: Boulder Street Coffee Roasters – Local coffee roasters and coffee shop on the SW corner of Boulder Street and Tejon.
- ART: Colorado Springs Fine Art Center – Fantastic fine art shows throughout any season.
30 W. Dale (adjacent to Colorado College) or 121 S. Tejon (Plaza of the Rockies)
- MUSEUM: American Numismatic Association Money Museum: “Through the discovery of money, America’s largest museum dedicated to numismatics brings culture to life. The museum explores art, history, science and much more to promote the diverse nature of money and related items.”
818 N. Cascade – Across from Colorado College and the Fine Arts Center
- PARK: Acacia Park – City park and playground offering space to relax, and a home for all of Downtown festivals and festivities. between Platte Avenue and Bijou, Tejon and Nevada – Located across the street from Palmer High School and the Downtown Colorado Springs YMCA.
- PARK/ FARMERS MARKET: (NEW) America the Beautiful Park (Confluence Park)
126 Cimino Drive -Just south of Colorado Avenue and West of I-25
- FUN: Uncle Wilbur Fountain – Art Sculpture/ Water Play Fountain/ Music Show in the SW corner of Acacia Park (at Tejon and Bijou.
You can’t forget about Downtown Colorado Springs Real Estate! Homes in downtown Colorado Springs range from historic mansions, to 1950’s bungalows to brand new lofts and condos. There is something for every person, in every walk of life in every price range in Downtown Colorado Springs.
One of my favorite things to do is walk/drive through Downtown Colorado Springs and just admire all the large historic homes that have either been kept as single family homes or broken into apartments for Colorado College students. My favorite streets to see some amazing historic homes are: Wood Avenue (West of Cascade and North of Uintah), Cascade Avenue (the stretch North of Bijou Street) and Nevada Avenue (North of Palmer High School).
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Downtown Colorado Springs is also home to Colorado Springs School District 11 as well as home to many beautiful churches and religious buildings.
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