Manitou Springs Homes For Sale
Nestled at the foot of Ute Valley pass, the small city of Manitou Springs has only around five thousand residents however Manitou Springs homes for sale have plenty of charm to spare. The locals call Manitou Springs "Manitou" and people come here to climb the Manitou Incline, enjoy the shops, restaurants, culture, and absolutely splendid views of the red rocks, and the Rocky Mountain Foothills that surround this proud community. Housing options in Manitou Springs range from an eclectic array of small older homes to modern condos and even high-end luxury custom homes in the foothills. The neighborhood of Crystal Park is a gated community that offers a large amount of beautiful acreage for a custom-home build. Manitou Springs is very close to Garden of the Gods Park on the west side of Colorado Springs and only minutes from the mountain town of Woodland Park which sits on the other side of Ute Pass in Teller County. Your lifestyle full of recreating in the sun awaits.
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Manitou Springs Real Estate
The Manitou Springs area close to Colorado Springs is in zip code 80829 and is a special place. You can feel it when you drive or walk through the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and homes in a unique mountainous setting. Manitou Springs residents consider it a privilege to live here as it is adorned with amazing natural surroundings. There are homes available from the $100,000's all the way up to the multi-millions. The west part of Colorado Springs is a great area that leads into Manitou Springs as you head west in El Paso County. Manitou Springs is known for its rich history and incredible access to trails and other recreational opportunities. Perhaps most known for the Manitou Incline and Barr trail Manitou Springs is nestled up against the foothills and the mouth of Ute Pass. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, North Cheyenne Canyon Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park are all situated to the south of Manitou Springs within short driving distance.
Manitou Springs is situated against the backdrop of Pikes Peak with Fountain Creek running through the area. The Manitou Springs Area signifies a rich history of Colorado Springs starting when Zebulon Pike first set eyes on Pike's Peak, Spencer Penrose originally founded the Broadmoor hotel and William J. Palmer founded Colorado Springs and did incredible things like built the Cog railroad. .
Manitou Springs real estate is built on a hilly landscape at the base of the mountains, which offers elevated views of the gorgeous surrounding area as well as homes close to the urban setting of Manitou Springs, Manitou Avenue, and short driving distance to Old Colorado City. Single-family homes dominate the Manitou Springs housing market, with many of these properties offering fantastic amenities and views for anyone looking to invest over a million dollars. However, there are also options for homeowners looking for a reasonably priced family home in this area as well. Manitou Springs is a great investment for both first time home buyers and investors alike. With a wide array of funky mid-century homes to recently built mansions, Manitou Springs has a healthy variety to choose from.
Manitou Springs luxury homes are some of the most unique and charming in the Colorado Springs area. Whether you are looking for an early-century single-family or a lot in the mountains with an incredible view the Manitou Springs real estate market will provide numerous options for you to choose from. If you are looking to be in a home that is customized to your needs there are numerous lots in the area to look at. With incredible views in the Crystal Park as well as the Cedar Heights Area there are many splendid homes and available lots nestled within nature and picturesque settings. Some of the features you may find common in these nature escapes include:
- Expansive natural and landscaped grounds
- Outdoor kitchen & dining
- Hot Tubs
- Wine cellars
Manitou Springs also has some wonderful homes that are more affordable and include great features such as walkability, quiet patios and even creek views and access. These traditional-style mid-century properties with larger garages have lushly landscaped yards that offer privacy from your neighbors usually with some space to spare in between. Houses in Manitou Springs range from 1,000 to 5,000+ square feet of living space, 3-5 bedrooms and 3-4 bathrooms. This definitely provides families both small and large plenty of opportunities. Some of the features that might be common to homes at this price point include:
- Updated turn-of-the-century exposed brick
- Original Fireplaces
- Outdoor patios
- Hardwood flooring
Another fantastic option in the Manitou Springs Area is to purchase a plot of land. Areas such as Cedar Heights, Crystal Park and Crystal Hills which all offer home buyers a fresh start on which to build their dream home. Manitou Springs has many incredible mountain properties if your dream home happens to be in the middle of a forest or on the side of a mountain with an amazing view. Purchasing land allows you to basically do whatever you want within your budget. Work with a builder to get exactly the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want, amazing floor to ceiling windows to maximize the views, and custom interior fixtures and finishes to match your personality.
Life In Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs
The Manitou Springs area has a wonderful selection of hip restaurants, bars, cafes and even a Penny arcade. If you're looking for a chic lifestyle, then the Broadmoor community will have no problem providing this for you. The Broadmoor resort is elegance at its finest. With a top-notch spa, exceptional dining options, and some high-end shopping, this fabulous facility adds another level of sophistication to this extraordinary community.
As for family fun activities, Manitou Springs has something for everyone. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, the Penny Arcade is just one of the wonderful family-friendly places to take the kids year round. The Pikes Peak Cog Railroad sits above Manitou Springs and will take you on the original route to the top of Pikes Peak where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, Front Range Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs, and the Eastern Plains. There are also a number of outdoor spaces that are ideal for a day of hiking or biking with the family. Some of the outdoor places you can enjoy all year long include:
- Garden of the Gods Park
- North Cheyenne Canyon Park
- Manitou Incline
- Barr Trail
- Ute Pass Trail
Of these Barr trail provides many opportunities for outdoor and nature lovers. You can hike to the top of Pikes Peak via the Barr Trail. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, trail-running and wildlife watching all in one easily accessible area. Have access to an extensive trail system. Thanks to organizations like Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Peak Barr Trail and other trails in the Pikes Peak Region are maintained. Barr Trail can be accessed from Manitou Springs and can be very busy. It is advisable to go on off-peak times like early in the morning or later in the evening. If you just want to have a quiet picnic, you can enjoy your day at Soda Springs Park, Memorial Park, or Seven Minute Spring Park. Also, A section of the Intemann Trail runs through Manitou Springs.
For all your shopping needs, you'll find Manitou Springs Avenue the perfect place to find very unique-to-Colorado shops, casual dining, fast-food dining, a recreation center, and a grocery store. Just minutes from many of the homes in Manitou Springs in Downtown Colorado Springs where you'll find this to be a true convenience for your daily or weekly shopping needs. Among the many attractions, there are many amenities to enjoy in Manitou Springs.
Schools In Manitou Springs
For families considering a move to Manitou Springs, it's important to know what schools are in the area and that your loved ones will be attending. If you purchase a home in this area, you'll be assigned to School District 14. This is pretty solid school district with many good schools. Some of the schools within this district include:
- Elementary Schools – Manitou Springs Elementary
- Middle School – Manitou Springs Middle School
- High School – Manitou Springs High School
The average household income in the 80829 zip code is $68,853 while the total homeowners are 1,4869 vs 1,155 who rent. The average household size for 80829 is 2.01 with 3,180 total families.
Additional advantages to living in Manitou Springs include easy access to the mountains as well as the The Broadmoor Hotel and many of the great parks and open spaces in the mountains which feature grand views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, Cheyenne Mountain, Pikes Peak and depending on where you are incredible views of the sun rising over the eastern plains shining down onto Downtown Colorado Springs's skyline.
Does purchasing Broadmoor real estate interest you? If so, be sure to contact Joe Clement to help you find the best property options for you in Broadmoor, Colorado Springs!