|Located to the northeast side of the city, Briargate is one of the fastest growing areas in the Colorado Springs area. La Plata Communities begun work in 1995 on this master planned community which stretches across more than 9,600 acres of land and includes a number of still-expanding communities and subdivisions.
|Population (2010 Census): 13,996
Cost of Living Index: 89.4
Median Age: 35.4
Median Home Price: $325,895
Median Household Income: $91,187
% of Single-family households: 67.1%
|Population (2010 Census): 1,605
Cost of Living Index: 92.4
Median Age: 35.2
Median Home Price: $350,806
Median Household Income: $105,099
% of Single-family households: 86.6%
Some of the most popular neighborhoods for purchasing Briargate real estate are: Cordera, Cumbre Vista, Charleston Place, Fairfax, Gatehouse Village, Meadow Ridge, Pine Creek, Sagewood, Summerfield and Woodmen Pointe.
Each of these residential areas provides its own appeal, from the beautiful Pine Creek Golf Course and distinct architectural style of Pine Creek to the spectacular views, parks and community center of Cordera.
The acclaimed Academy District 20 school district. This award-winning district includes 20 elementary schools, seven middle schools and seven high schools including Liberty High School, Pine Creek High School, Rampart High School, Air Academy, Aspen Valley, Discovery Canyon
Those who need medical care in Briargate can turn to the doctors and facilities of Memorial Hospital North, run by Memorial Health Systems and University of Colorado Health. Located off of Briargate Parkway and North Union Boulevard, this 80-bed facility offers emergency services and a variety of inpatient and outpatient care as well as a nearby Memorial Health System Urgent Care facility.
There are a variety of eateries and bars in the Briargate area ranging from Mexican, Japanese and Sushi spots to great American cuisine and plenty of chains including Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee's and many others.
The Shops at Briargate features a number of restaurants including Ted’s Montana Grill, Biaggi’s Ristorante, Panera, P.F. Chang’s, Qdoba Mexican Grill, California Pizza Kitchen and Champps.
A great local spot is Back East Bar & Grill, which calls itself “Colorado Springs' premier location for New York-style pizza” and also features burgers, a kids menu, lots of sports on TV and live music.
There are a ton of great recreational attractions and parks in Briargate offering beautiful views and plenty of things to do.
Features managed by the City of Colorado Springs include a skateboard park and soccer fields at John L. Stone Park, walking trials at Meadowridge Park, a playground and picnic sites at Candleflower Park, baseball and softball fields at Frontier Park, an inline hockey court at Explorer Park and some great sledding hills at Katherine O’Neal Marriage Park.
Opened in 1988, Pine Creek Golf Club is known as "the player's choice." and rated as one of the area’s premier public golf courses. This 18-hole championship course offers two to five tee boxes per hole, and ranges from a front-tee length of 4,882 yards to over 7,241 yards for the championship tees. In addition to providing great golf, the surrounding community is one of the top places to buy Briargate real estate.
Briargate is served by a number of large churches and religious organizations. One of the most prominent groups in the area is Focus on the Family, a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. Its campus, located off of Explorer Drive, is home to a visitors center and Christian bookstore.
In addition to the great Briargate Real Estate options, the area offers a variety shopping facilities with the two largest hubs being The Promenade at Briargate and Chapel Hills Mall.
The Promenade at Briargate, located 1/4 mile east of I-25 off Briargate Parkway and Highway 83, is an open-air shopping center which opened in 2003. “Colorado Springs’ only upscale outdoor lifestyle center,” boasts shops and restaurants such as Coldwater Creek, Talbots, Banana Republic, P.F. Chang’s and Biaggi’s, as well as local retailers Gloss, Kirk & Hill, Lucy & Louise Atelier, Furniture Connection and more.
Chapel Hills Mall is a 1.2 million square foot facility that features more than 100 retailers, restaurants, and six department stores including Macy’s, Sears, Dillard’s, JC Penney and Burlington Coat Factory.
Other Briargate shopping options include a pair of Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Talbot’s, King Soopers, a Goodwill Thrift Shop and much more.
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