Briargate is a popular area to the north of Colorado Springs that is attracting many young families. There are a number of planned communities in this area with a great deal of green space and views of the spectacular Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak, and even the modern-esque roof of the United States Air Force Academy. A culturally diverse community, Briargate is known for the large number of small, ethnic restaurants and shops in the mall areas, as well as a well attended Farmer’s Market that runs during the summer months.
Much of the Briargate community began seeing development during the 1980’s. The area was laid out with safety and families in mind, with parks interspersed with shopping districts. Many single-family homes and a few condominiums are located within the Briargate boundaries, with a home price point averaging slightly above the average median listing price in Colorado Springs. The strong emphasis placed in the planned developments to make the area family friendly and safe is conducive to young families moving to the suburbs and buying a home their children can grow up in. The neighborly feeling of the community shows, as Briargate residents tend to stay once they buy. Split-level homes are common in this part of Colorado Springs, an appreciation of the rural history of this part of Colorado.
Even though Briargate is on the north side of Colorado Springs, it is still convenient to work, school, and downtown with a 15-20 minute drive. The area also is directly on I-25, with a short drive of 40-70 minutes to attend football games, concerts, or other events in Denver. Located literally next to the United States Air Force Academy, many Academy staff and lecturers find Briargate a convenient and attractive location in which to settle. At no more than 20 minutes from any gate at the USAFA, 20-30 minutes to the gates at Peterson Air Force Base, and no more than 45 minutes from Fort Carson, Briargate is an ideal choice for military personnel living off base.
If you are looking for a new home, most new construction is occurring on the east side of Briargate closer to Cordera, North Folk and Cumbre Vista on the north-northeast fringes of the area, and Wolf Ranch to the west. Many of the planned developments have added golf courses, rec halls, work out facilities, walking trails, and sport mature landscaping and shade trees. Couple this with spectacular Rocky Mountain views and you have a beautiful community lending itself to middle class residents with a strong sense of community. In support of the impressive USAFA, some Briargate residents are known to utilize field glasses to try and watch the USAF Academy graduation ceremonies from various parts of the community. At a mere 6 miles away, residents have friendly competitions and support the local festive mood celebrating the incredible accomplishments of the new graduates each season. Locals also enjoy the many trails on the campus, along with those of close-by Monument Valley Park, Dome Rock Trail, the Incline at Manitou Springs, and the many areas around Pikes Peak.
If you are looking to move to Briargate for a safe place to raise your family, you will enjoy knowing that like the entire Colorado Springs area, the public school system is excellent. A number of higher education institutions are also close by, and the United State Olympic Training as well. There is a lot to like about looking to buy a home in Briargate.
When you decide you want to explore this idyllic community, call us or send in our contact form. Our experienced team of professional real estate agents knows the area well, and many times can give you details about the history of a particular development, or what materials and features the various builders made sure went into their homes. If you have a home you wish to put on the market in the Briargate area, we are the top agency for handling homes in this part of town. Values have continued to rise, and now is a great time to quickly sell, often above your listing price. The Springs Home Team is an affiliate with Keller-Williams. We are locally owned, and have lived and handled property in all parts of the greater south-central Colorado region for over a decade. Our firm is known for complete, easy to close transactions, transparent disclosure, and honest, experienced advice when you are looking to buy or sell property. Whether it is a single family home, townhouse or condominium, or even an investment parcel you want to find, call us. You will be pleased with the dedication and quality we give to every client, no matter the property or price.