The large lots of this pine-forested neighborhood, just east of Gleneagle, used to be “far” from Colorado Springs. Now with Northgate booming, retail conveniences are just down the road, a bonus for the retirees and families in this community. Typical lots run 5 to 10 acres. Most of the custom four-plus-bedroom homes, built between 1970 and 1999, are situated on private wooded lots or meadows with majestic Front Range views. Surprisingly, this neighborhood is among the 15 percent highest income neighborhoods in America.
“If I were buying a home for my family right now, I’d buy a place up against the trees in Sun Hills where I could walk out the door to road bike, and my kids could mountain bike or zip line,” says Benjamin Day with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “That location would still give me the convenient access to the areas that I need to drive to for work. Views don’t go out of style, but privacy is more in right now.”
Average sale price 2018:* $425,438 (Gleneagle)
Average sale price per square foot: $125
HOA: A voluntary $10 annual fee covers the Sun Hills Homeowners Association
High schools: The Classical Academy, 8/10 Great Schools ranking; Discovery Canyon Campus, 6/10 Great Schools ranking
What you’ll find in the garage: Nissan Murano, Land Rover, riding lawn mower
Hot spots: Your acreage. The point is to get away from it all. You may have a membership to The Club at Flying Horse for swimming, tennis, fitness or golf.
Trailside: Enjoy a light trail ride or easy hike through the rolling hills of Fox Run Regional Park, or zip down the road to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail at the Northgate entrance to the Air Force Academy.