Category: colorado springs real estate (23)

Upscale living amongst the rolling terrain of the Cheyenne Mountain region, just south of the internationally-recognized Broadmoor Resort, aptly describes the area of Broadmoor Bluffs. Without doubt, there are some breath-taking views from various bluffs that afford you city and mountain views.  And the uniqueness of the swerves and curves of the plush landscape keeps you in balance with everything that surrounds you. 

There are two neighborhood parks, Oak Meadows Park and Broadmoor Bluffs Park, where you can catch that spectacular view just previously mentioned, as well as providing a recreational area for the kids to play.

The population projections for 2019 predict 41,862 people in the Broadmoor Bluffs area.  That translates into 898 people per square mile.  The number of households is 17,463, and the average income per household is above the national average at $77,889.

The Broadmoor Bluffs area consists of luxury, custom housing that is strategically placed on beautiful lots to punctuate the essence of Colorado living.  The neighborhood is specifically zoned to the highly-awarded Cheyenne Mountain School District #12. 

There is so much to do in the Southwest part of Colorado Springs.  Many visitors plan their trips to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort Center, and of course, to the Broadmoor Resort.  Excellent golf courses, The Country Club of Colorado and The Broadmoor Golf Club, await golfing enthusiasts.

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

On June 23, 2012, the Northwest portion (Mountain Springs) of Colorado Springs unexpectedly experienced the ravaging devastation of the Waldo Canyon Fire.  From practically every location of Colorado Springs, all who were curious to watch the unfolding fire travel down the foothills witnessed the sheer devastation of Colorado’s famed treasure, which is its rich nature that sprawls across its mountain range.  Instead of beauty, the landscape was visible with enormous smoke plumes that hid the foothills from view and filled the skies with the feeling of utter destruction.

Fast forward nearly 7 years… our video captures the evidence of life and growth and the renewed beauty of Mountain Shadows. It was estimated that 346 homes and/or structures burned down because of the fire, but quickly afterwards, the rebuilding efforts were very successful.  Mountain Shadows has been newly rebuilt and revived for several years.

Mountain Shadows mimics its name.  This region is known for its undulating topography of beauty that paints a picture of stability and hope.  Not with just its restoration of nature, but there is a reinstatement of wildlife that commonly enjoy calling the Northwest of Colorado Springs their home. Frequently, there are herds of Big Horn Sheep that graze near the Lanagan location.  And nearly everywhere throughout the Northwest neighborhoods (Mountain Shadows, Peregrine, Woodmen Valley, Pinion Valley, Oak Valley Ranch and Rockrimmon), flocks of deer are found relaxing in the yards, and rabbits are playing tag with each other, and the sounds of coyote let us know it’s night fall.

Living near the foothills offers the sensation of really living right against the mountains.  You’re able to hear the whispers of nature and wildlife alike, as well as smell the aromas of Pine trees and the blooming Spring flowers.

The Northwest offers excellent walking trails, such as Blodgett Peak and Ute Valley Park.  Traffic is relatively low.  Again, many of the residential homes are newly-built.  School District #11 is assigned to the Mountain Shadows area.  And the feeling of being on vacation is part of the lifestyle. Any further questions about becoming part of owning your residential property in Mountain Shadows, please do not hesitate to contact Selley Group Real Estate, LLC at 719-598-5101 for more information.

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!

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.