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4265 Rushing Leaves Lane 80908 – Walden Preserve Neighborhoods

Discover this Colorado rustic farmhouse ranch style home nestled on a 2.57-acre cul-de-sac lot with trees, meadow, & mountain views ~ it’s a sanctuary for your soul. A welcoming exterior with custom wood gables accent the stucco & stone exterior & tile roof.  

Colorado Beauty Exemplified… Enjoy nearly 92 acres of open space, 4.5 miles of hiking trails, two stocked fishing ponds, & community concerts in Walden Preserve. Close to shopping, restaurants & easy access to HWY 25 & 83. The home is a refuge & oasis for you! 

Imagine your future in this beautiful home as seen through this stylized video, which is showcased by Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC – 719-337-9779.

About 4265 Rushing Leaves Lane – $890,000 List Price:

Inside: Beautiful wide-planked engineered wood floors give way to the vaulted ceilings with transom windows that bring the outdoors inside the open design. Hospitality thrives at the eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, a large island, quartz countertops, raised dishwasher, stainless appliances, farm sink with touch faucet, separate buffet station, & a “Sweep & Vac” at the island. The great room opens to the kitchen & features a gas fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stone surround.  Enjoy abundant outdoor living with a partially covered deck that spans the width of the house & wraps to the side. The main level features a master bedroom that’s a private oasis with access to the deck, attached bath with travertine floors, large walk-in shower, separated double vanity, & large walk-in closet. A second bedroom with en-suite bath, private office with French Doors, laundry/craft room, & custom 1/2 bath with a wood vanity from South America complete the main level.

Basement:  The finished walk-out basement is open & inviting with abundant natural light. The large family room includes a wet bar, wood-burning fireplace, finished playroom, two bedrooms with walk-in closets (one with connecting bath), & ample storage including cold storage.  

Outside: Enjoy the Colorado dream with a fire pit, fenced yard, play area, & separate sodded grounds.  The 3-car garage has convenient​ hot and cold water.

For any additional questions, please give Cherise Selley a call (719-337-9779) for more information about this beautiful property!

Southface – 1765 Smoke Ridge Drive – Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Imagine living across the street from Nature’s Playground at Ute Valley Park with no rear neighbors obstructing your view of the rock formations, trees, & mountain views.

Plus…if you want to live out your Colorado life with light piercing through your windows and spreading life throughout your home, then take a serious look at 1765 Smoke Ridge Drive. 

This home has “Unbelievable Colorado Views & Nature” … “Beautiful, Large, Clean and treated ‘Like New & Move-In Ready’”   Price: $495,000

Inside:

This beautiful 2-story with a finished walkout basement is sparkling, updated & shows like a dream. Enjoy low maintenance stucco exterior & a landscaped yard with mature pines. New interior paint is soft gray, new carpet, & chestnut stained refinished hardwood floors provide the perfect accents to a dynamic & open floor plan with cascading light & views. The formal living & dining room are inviting spaces where hospitality begins. An updated kitchen with granite countertops, center island, ample counter space, painted white cabinets, & a subway backsplash make the space ready for the cook & guests alike. You will enjoy the eat-in breakfast nook where you can enjoy the view. The family room opens to the kitchen & features a soaring ceiling, a wall of windows, gas fireplace with brick surround & dramatic vaulted center backdrop with side shelving. A large laundry room w/ sink & powder room complete the main level space.

Upstairs:

The staircase leads to a gorgeous catwalk into the loft space with Pikes Peak Views. A private master suite with vaulted ceilings opens to the beautiful bath with tile flooring, refinished double vanity, soaking tub, shower, & walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms & a full bath complete the upper level.

Outside:

Enjoy the updated composite deck, fenced & private yard. Located in Southface with prime D-20 schools, hiking & biking trails with nature abounding, this is the Colorado lifestyle you have been searching for in a home that will feel like serenity inside! $495,000 5Bed/3.5BA/3Car

Basement:

The floorplan continues at the walkout basement with a sprawling second family room with built-in’s, two bedrooms, and full bath with double vanity sink.

Extras:

Enjoy the amenities of Ute Valley Park, easy access to I-25, as well as including D-20 schools… The best of Colorado Springs living is here!

If you ever want to experience living in “The City Above the Clouds,” then Woodland Park is your place to reside.  When I think of Woodland Park, I can’t help but think of this community as an oxymoron, in the sense of this place being a “Booming Little Town.”  Once known as a community where the saw milling business was big, now the town has transformed into a tourist destination spot.

There are approximately 7,500 residents of Woodland Park, which is situated in Teller County.  The natural surroundings are breath taking with beauty galore.  You’ll find tall, mature spruce, pine and aspen trees that lusciously spread across the mountain range.  The air is different at higher altitudes.  Although Colorado air feels fresh and clean, the air within the City Above the Clouds seems even fresher. 

Whenever traveling to Summit County for snow skiing or Cripple Creek for gambling and fun or Deckers for camping and fishing, many travelers pass through Woodland Park for a pit stop.  And why not?  Woodland Park is the largest city in Teller County and tourism fuels its economy.  What seems to happen when visiting Woodland Park is that visitors sometimes turn into residents as they seek the higher qualities of living.  Admittedly, there’s something magical about Woodland Park as you can sense your soul unwind to rest and to think and to reboot and to live.

Woodland Park is a resort town and new businesses keep popping up all the time.  Bed & Breakfast stays, hotels, campgrounds, RV parks, tons of restaurants, shopping, the Dinosaur Center, the Shining Mountain Golf Club and many trails attract all kinds to this place.

What’s really cool about The City Above the Clouds is this… Even when snow falls in the winter the sun still shines about 300 days per year.  This allows for activity to continue amidst the beauty of Woodland Park.  Many of the residents also work in Colorado Springs and make the drive up and down the pass each day.

If you’re looking for that place where you can really get the feel of Colorado living among the beautifully undulating mountains, Woodland Park may be the place for you! Always feel free to reach out to me, Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC at 719-598-5101.

You really can’t miss the obvious about Palmer Lake.  This little mountain town is surrounded by… you guessed it correctly… Palmer Lake.  And really, the lake is the center feature of this town, which abuts to the Santa Fe trail system.  Regarding the lake itself, you may enjoy recreational activities, such as fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking.

Relative to the town itself, Palmer Lake is one of three communities within the Tri-Lakes region and has been around since the late 1800’s.  It’s located east of I-25 and is convenient for travel to either Denver (northbound) or Colorado Springs (southbound).

Palmer Lake has a quaint downtown area that offers locally owned restaurants, antique shopping, boutiques, art galleries, and other growing small businesses.  If you want to take the tie off and simply let your hair down and enjoy the freedom of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, then Palmer Lake might fit your lifestyle palate.  It’s a nature enthusiast area with hiking trails galore.

Special events are held during the holidays as the community gets together.  And of recent note about the new emergency town of Palmer Lake ordinance: No dogs allowed on reservoir trails at any time.

Give me a call if you’re interested to connect with the Palmer Lake vibe for living. Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-332-4511.

Since 2019, there have been some major changes to the MLS map for the Pikes Peak region.  Essentially, there are no areas that are specifically demarcated for the northeast or for that matter, for any other designated areas for El Paso County.

So… take a look at this 2:00 minute video.  It covers major portions of the northeast, as well as some views of Pine Creek, Cordera and the Malls at Briargate.  Practically from any location in the northeast of Colorado Springs, you will enjoy seeing Pikes Peak, as well as the contiguous, foothill mountains.

Approximately 25 square miles boast of Colorado suburban living in this part of town.  The average elevation is around 6,500 feet.  Though the northeast has been around since the 70’s, new things are happening there.  There are abundant housing options at various price points, 58 schools in School District 11, University Village development, new shopping, new restaurants, and more movie theatres are some of the amenities about this growing area.

As you move more central on the northeast side of town, you can’t really miss the expansive growth of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  The university is slated to become larger than the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado.  Continued growth, residential investment opportunity, commercial development and simply, electricity flows among the students and neighborhoods of this area just east of I-25.

Enjoy the video and perhaps you might become part of the neighborhoods of the northeast of Colorado Springs. Feel free to contact Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-598-5101, if you have additional questions.

Wolf Ranch – 6908 Black Saddle Drive – Colorado Springs, CO 80924

If you want to live out your Colorado life within a technologically advanced home, plus experience newness within the property, and feel the freedoms of the nearby hiking trails, then look no further…

The signature of this home is “Like-New + Mega-Upgraded… Price: $490,000

Residing on a cul-de-sac lot in Wolf Ranch, this beautiful 2-story St. Aubyn Home is better than new, including being fully loaded with upgrades. Low maintenance cement board & stone-accented siding brings in the curb appeal.

Inside: Hand-scraped hardwood floors adorn the main & upper levels. A formal dining room with Plantation Shutters leads to a Butler’s Pantry. The eat-in kitchen features quartz countertops, a large center island, 42” cabinets, stainless appliances, pantry, & plenty of room for entertainment. An open living room has soaring ceilings with a wall of windows. The gas fireplace has a stone-accented surround with large wood mantle.

Outside: Enjoy outdoor living at the expansive stamped concrete patio featuring a fenced back yard. There is a custom rod iron gate on the side of the house, plus a walking trail that leads throughout the neighborhood nearby.

Back inside: The upper level has a large master suite with vaulted ceiling & a romantic gas fireplace that leads into the 5-piece master bathroom. There is a loft that overlooks the living room, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, and an upper laundry room completing the space.

Basement: Solid Rock Construction completed the custom basement finish in 2019 including a large rec room with a wall of stacked stone & at the built-in entertainment area. There are two additional bedrooms & a 3/4 bath plus extra storage that completes the space.

Extras: Technology Package – The Smart Home Features includes security cameras, the ability to open your garage & turn on your lights from your phone, run the Rumba, irrigation & so much more! The Allen Roth custom closets in each bedroom are amazing. Enjoy the amenities of Wolf Ranch including D-20 schools, pool, clubhouse, parks, hiking trails, pond, and outdoor concerts. The best of Colorado Springs living is here!

I’ve heard this said from some longtime builders, “whenever you can stop and listen to the hammers banging, then you know the economy is doing well…” Well… the hammers have been working on and off since 2004 at the master planned community of Wolf Ranch, which is another residential collective located in the northeast section of Colorado Springs.

Some of the builders who have built some wonderful homes (different styles of course) in Wolf Ranch include the following: Challenger Homes, Covington Homes, David Weekly Homes, JM Weston Homes, Classic Homes, Creekstone Homes, Gray Homes and Vanguard Homes.  I apologize to any homebuilder who I have accidently left off this list.

By watching this video clip, you will notice plenty of open space (300 acres), over 10 miles of trails, a beautiful Recreation Center with pool, an amphitheater, and what I find intriguing is an elaborate Dog Park. 

Colorado Springs is noted for being the #1 Pet-Friendly City in the United States, and Wolf Ranch has certainly made accommodations for man’s best friend.  The WOOF Ranch Dog Park is newly located to the left of the Recreation Center.

The Dog Park is natural landscaping for both small and large dogs.  In fact, they have their separate areas.  There is also an agility section with 9 pieces of equipment, 6 seating benches, dog trash stations and a leash dock.

We have also presented by this video film a nearby hospital and the Promenade Shops at Briargate.

New areas of Wolf Ranch continue to open up.  Please refer to www.wolf-ranch.com to keep updated about building options and any new announcements. For specific Colorado Springs Real Estate needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me either through my website, www.selleygroup.com or my office number, 719-598-5101.

Skyway is really one of the “original” neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, which is located in the southwest side of the city and practically sits at the base of Cheyenne Mountain.  Sometimes “original” doesn’t have to mean older and outlived.  Sometimes “original” brings beauty and value and parts of it can’t really be duplicated. That’s a great description for Skyway Park.

Measuring 1.819 square miles with a population of around 2,500 for the Skyway area, this particular neighborhood is simply beautiful.  Although charming is usually a great adjective to assign to many neighborhoods, it doesn’t do justice to the maturity and value of this magnificent area.

Mature spruce and pine trees stand tall amongst the neighborhood yards, and there is a connecting link from family living in these well-crafted homes to the adjacent Bear Creek Regional Park and the Bear Creek Dog Park. Recreation abounds for many youth leagues at these parks.

Statistically speaking, the percentage of family households for Skyway is around 55%, which is a little higher than other parts of Colorado Springs.  And the housing prices are also slightly higher than what’s found with other neighborhoods throughout other sectors of Colorado Springs. 

From a personal experience, having this video filmed early in the morning afforded me the opportunity to see the eloquent sunrise to beam against Cheyenne Mountain.  My breath was taken away when watching the colors against Cheyenne Mountain turn from purple to plum to green to orange and finally, to its normal brownish color. It was an absolutely beautiful experience to watch the cadence of light to dance against the foothills.  This is the essence of Colorado beauty! Don’t hesitate to connect with me if you’re allured to living in the Skyway neighborhoods.  Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC, 719-598-5101.

The population growth projections for Colorado Springs (El Paso County) over the next decade are staggeringly high.  In fact, Colorado Springs, Monument and the surrounding areas are predicted to grow larger in population than Denver over the next few decades.  People are flocking here for various reasons, but one particular thread about the alluring draw to Colorado Springs involves its incredible beauty.

And the developers of the Forest Lakes master planned development must of thought about this when developing a luxury residential community just north of the Air Force Academy on the west side I-25.

Over 450 acres of sprawling landscape is being filled with newly-built homes, which surrounds two community lakes.  For those who miss the water, Forest Lakes offers some basic fun on the lake, such as Paddle boarding or simply resting beside the shore to enjoy the beauty of the glistening water against the magnificence of the mountain range.  This view will surely take your breath away…

What Coloradoan recreational enthusiasts enjoy is the interconnecting system of public and private trails of Forest Lake, as well as a neighborhood park and outdoor amphitheater.

When needing to travel the highway system, Forest Lakes is perfectly situated between Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, Colorado.  Easy access, reasonable time to get to different cultural events in either Colorado Springs and/or Denver are within 30 to 40 minutes of Forest Lakes. For more information about Forest Lakes or any other properties in northern part of El Paso County, please do not hesitate to contact me, Cherise Selley, Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC at 719-598-5101 for assistance.

From this video clip your eye probably focused on the obvious.  East Powers provides all kinds of affordable housing on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs, as well as providing Colorado Springs’ only Hometown Shopping Experience to the thousands that live on the east side of town.

When looking over the map of East Powers, you’ll notice that there is a main road that runs north and south to connect people between the military installations, such as Peterson Air Force Base in the south direction, and in the opposite direction, northbound, towards the United States Air Force Academy.  Plans are in the works to eventually connect the Powers Corridor to I-25, which will run through the Flying Horse sector of Colorado Springs.

The popularity of East Powers is undeniable.  It is a fast-growing area for residential development, as there are plenty of options from which to choose between many Colorado Springs homebuilders.  And commercial and retail shopping centers are plentiful from which to shop.

The First & Main Town Center helps to anchor East Powers, as many who enjoy going to the movies, or going out to eat at a nice selection of restaurants, or who appreciate the convenience of all kinds of shopping – the kinds of shopping ranging from home improvement and furnishings for the home to stores that fit your Colorado outdoor recreational lifestyles. For specific Colorado Springs Real Estate needs in East Powers, please do not hesitate to reach out to me either through my website, www.selleygroup.com or my office number, 719-598-5101.