West Side/Old Colorado City
One of the city’s oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods, the West Side and Old Colorado City are just minutes from downtown. The homes, still affordable for growing families on a budget, vary from stately Victorians to cute cottages and everything in between. This neighborhood even includes some new houses built on lots that have been vacant for years. The Old Colorado City section of the West Side draws lots of tourists and there lots of quaint shops.
Flagship Address: Pikes Peak Avenue
The Neighbors: Colorado Springs has its blue-collar roots in the West Side and Old Colorado City. The mine owners lived in the Old North End. The miner-workers lived on the West Side. Colorado Springs was dry, and Colorado City had saloons. Today, the neighbors are as eclectic and have as much character as the houses.
Also Consider: Pleasant Valley
The Neighbors: Once the poshest neighborhood outside of the Broadmoor and the Old North End, Pleasant Valley today is an enclave of ranch-style homes inhabited by empty-nesters who raised their families here. New families are moving in, however, and enjoy the nearby Garden of the Gods and feeling of being tucked away from it all.