Northwest including Rockrimmon and Mountain Shadows
Northwest Colorado Springs is home to several wonderful neighborhoods. To the north are the neighborhoods of Rockrimmon, Woodmen Valley and Peregrine (Academy School District 20) and south of Vindicator Dr and west of Centennials are the neighborhoods of Mountain Shadows and Oak Valley Ranch (Colorado Springs School District 11).
Rockrimmon is rolling foothills with mature trees, wildlife, and abundant trails. Developed in the 1970s, the houses sit on curvy streets and harken back to days where every home had a unique style and a good sized lot. The Rockrimmon neighborhood is close to the US Air Force Academy, and has access to plentiful shopping and amenities. Rockrimmon homes average around $350k.
Peregrine is an upscale, newer Colorado Springs neighborhood in the northwest part of town that offers new and newer single family homes from both production and custom builders. Peregrine is named after the Peregrine Falcon (native bird of prey to this region) and is a beautiful, very popular, high-end Colorado Springs neighborhood located in Academy School district 20. Peregrine offers a wide range of luxury living real estate options and is nestled in the northwest corner of Colorado Springs in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. You will find wildlife at every turn; whether it is a herd of buck wandering in the open spaces, a fox skittering across the road or the native Peregrine falcon soaring overhead you will know immediately that you are in the beautiful Colorado Springs Rocky Mountains. Homes in Upper Peregrine are fully custom built and sit on spectacular lots with spanning views of both northern Colorado Springs and the Rocky Mountains. Lower Peregrine boats neighborhood settings with parks, schools, and trails. If you are looking for an upscale neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs, Peregrine may be the neighborhood for you. Homes in Peregrine sell for the upper $400k’s to over $700k, depending on size and exact location.
Woodmen Valley is a more rural part of NW Colorado Springs, located between Rockrimmon and the US Air Force Academy.
Mountain Shadows has homes built from the 1980s and later, with most of the newer homes being custom built on larger lots. With beautiful views of the Front Range and abundant wildlife, Mountain Shadows sits in an ideal location for easy access to the city, shopping, and nearby amenities. The devastating Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012 destroyed hundreds of homes in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. Because of this, many of the homes you see today are brand new. (See before and after photos of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood.)
Despite the remnants of burnt trees in the open spaces, Mountain Shadows has recovered remarkably. About 6 homes sell every month, ranging from about $315k – $750k with an average sales price of $425k for a 4 bed 3,000sf home. Homes sell in about 45 days at $140 per square foot.
Nestled between Mountain Shadows and Peregrine are the established neighborhoods of Oak Valley Ranch and Live Oak Station. About 3 homes sell here each month with prices ranging from the low $200k’s for a 2 bedroom home built in the early 1980’s to $400k for a 5 bed home built in the late 1990’s. The average price for a 3 bed 3 bath home in this area is $300k. (MLS data Jan-Jun 2017 single family homes)
These Colorado Springs neighborhoods are:
- Close to hiking and biking trails of Mount Blodgett, Ute Valley Park and Garden of the Gods Park.
- Home to the Sisters of Saint Francis, Saint Joseph Province
- Minutes from the south gates of the United States Air Force Academy
- Less than 10 minutes from Chapel Hills Mall and the shopping and entertainment on North Academy Blvd.
- About 5 minutes from I-25, with quick access to both Denver Tech Center (N) or Downtown Colorado Springs (S).
- A straight shot down Centennial/Woodmen to Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and Highway 24 that will take you into the mountains and up into ski country.
Northwest/Rockrimmon Schools (Academy School District 20)
- Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School
- Rockrimmon Elementary School
- Eagleview Middle School
- Douglass Valley Elementary (USAFA)
- Air Academy High School (USAFA)
Mountain Shadows Schools (Colorado Springs School District 11)
Northwest/Rockrimmon/Mountain Shadows Parks:
- Rockrimmon Open Space
- Blodgett Peak Open Space
- Golden Hills Park
- Discovery Park
- Woodstone Park
- Woodmen Valley Park
- Ute Valley Park
- Mountain Shadows Open Space
- Mountain Shadows Park
- Wilson Ranch Park
- Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill – local favorite!
- The Margarita at Pine Creek – local favorite!
- Narai Thai
- Old Chicago Pizza and Tap Room
- Mama Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen
- New Day Cafe
Mountain Shadows Restaurants
Real Estate Market Stats and Map
For the latest Northwest/Rockrimmon/Mountain Shadows real estate market information, see our monthly market reports.
Northwest/Rockrimmon/Mountain Shadows Real Estate Market Overview
In Mountain Shadows, bout 6 homes sell every month, ranging from about $315k – $750k with an average sales price of $425k for a 4 bed 3,000sf home. Homes sell in about 45 days at $140 per square foot.
Homes in Peregrine sell for the upper $400k’s to over $700k, depending on size and exact location.
Rockrimmon homes average around $350k.
(MLS data Jan-Jun 2017 single family homes)
Northwest/Rockrimmon/Mountain Shadows Neighborhood Map
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