Midcentury modern style has become all the rage in recent years, and this southwest enclave has remained hot for decades. That’s partly because once people move in, they don’t leave quickly. With out-the-front-door trail and mountain access, city views and proximity, and highly-ranked schools, who can blame families for wanting to put down roots? The neighborhood sits on the hillsides north of Cheyenne Canyon and below Gold Camp Road. Skyway Park has the more affordable retro brick ranchers. Skyway consists of 1970s midcentury ranchers and split-levels on larger wooded lots with panoramic views. The ’90s-and-newer Upper Skyway and Skyway Heights run uphill and up in price to Gold Camp Road. Business owners and professionals, couples and families enjoy the spacious layouts and trail access.
Average sale price 2018:* $400,848 Skyway, $902,957 Top of Skyway and Stratton
Average sale price per square foot: $162 Skyway, $166 Top of Skyway and Stratton
HOA: The higher up the hill, the more likely to have an annual fee
What you’ll find in the garage: Volvo XC90, Subaru Outback, lots of bikes
Hot spots: Sacred Grounds Cafe in Cheyenne Cañon; The Little Dipper Pool is a laid-back, funky favorite.
Trailside: Bear Creek Park is your front yard. Section 16, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Stratton Open Space and Cheyenne Cañon are all right out back for hiking, riding or running after work.
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Get some of the best views in the city in this narrow hilltop neighborhood between Uintah and Fillmore. There’s a wide variety of midcentury styles, and when homes go on the market, they’re gone in a heartbeat.
Average sale price 2018:* $392,357 (80904)
Colorado Springs Country Club
Nestled against the southwest side of Palmer Park, this quiet, inconspicuous community of sprawling ranchers and beautiful mature yards is a mini-getaway from city life. The centrally located collection of homes is walkable to the member-owned golf club, chartered in 1954, and the gem of a park.
Average sale price 2018:* $278,776 (80903, 80907)