Quaint cottages, beautiful bungalows and stately Victorians make up this charming walkable, bikeable downtown gem that backs up to Patty Jewett Golf Course, built in 1898. The views on the course are breathtaking, and you’d never guess it’s in the heart of the city. The surrounding neighborhood has the same feel. It’s tucked away from major streets, and its towering elms and blue spruce are over 100 years old. Most of these small to medium (two- to four-bedroom) single-family homes were built before 1930. Young professionals, entrepreneurs and middle-age empty nesters are common, and most residents are new to the neighborhood in the last five years.
Average sale price 2018:* $374,830
Average sale price per square foot:* $223
Hot stat: Patty Jewett saw a 20-percent increase in average price per square foot during 2018.
High school: William J. Palmer High School, 4/10 Great Schools ranking, boasts a diverse population with 50 percent minorities.
What you’ll find in the (detached) garage: Audi A4 wagon, commuter bike, rotary push mower
Hot spots: Good Neighbors Meeting House, Patty Jewett Clubhouse—you won’t find a better patio during summer and fall. Bon Shopping Center for all the basics from groceries to cafes to hardware. Porchfest front yard music festival each fall.
Trailside: Shooks Run Urban Trail is five blocks or less from anywhere in the PJ neighborhood. A 10-minute cruiser ride, and you’re in the heart of downtown.
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Average sale price 2018: * $541,351
Average price per square foot: $194
“If I were buying a house now, I would still buy downtown,” says Bobbie Rupp of Re/Max Properties, who lives in Shooks Run. “I love the walkability to entertainment and seeing local business owners ride by my house on their bicycles. The creative people who are making things happen in Colorado Springs are living and working in the area where I live.”
Average sale price 2018: * $319,458
Average price per square foot: $188
*Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. (“RSC”), for the period Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018. RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.