Houses for sale: Pleasant Valley!

Pleasant Valley Colorado Real Estate is evolving quickly, and is located in El Paso County, Colorado on its scenic southwestern front range. Pleasant Valley is listed as number 6 in Colorado Springs as most desirable places to reside in, also marked as number 32 in all of Colorado’s neighborhoods, and experiences average crime rates. Pleasant Valley is closely located to local scenic beauties such as Fountain Creek and Camp Creek. Pleasant Valley offers its residents the availability of back-yard hiking trails, as the community is beautifully located along the westside of Colorado Springs.

Pleasant Valley offers its residents local dog parks to enjoy quality time with man’s best friend. Pleasant Valley’s neighborhood also is sprinkled with many different camp grounds to allow its residents to get back to nature and enjoy the natural scenery of what lies in their back yards, including Fountain Creek Campground located next to the front range’s expansive Fountain Creek. Pleasant Valley is riddled with many different local churches, each of whom contribute largely to the community as a whole, such as Calvary Worship Center and their outreach projects like “Drive-Through Prayer Requests”.

The community also offers many different gardening activities in Colorado’s majestic climate. Pleasant Valley is known for its family friendly environments and friendly community members, as well as being one of the more secluded and quieter communities found throughout Colorado Springs. Pleasant Valley blesses its inhabitants with an up-close view of Garden of the Gods, as well as Pikes Peaks, “America’s Mountain”! Pleasant Valley is also located just north of Old Colorado City, giving its residents quick and easy access to Manitou Springs and Woodland Park via transit along Highway 24. Pleasant Valley is just down the road from the iconic Flying W. Ranch, and sits just below the neighborhood of Kissing Camels, named after the naturally sculpted rocks among Garden of the Gods that resemble two camels kissing atop one of its highest peaks.

Kissing Camels also offers local residents one of the city’s nicest golf course, Kissing Camels Golf Course, as well as a picture-perfect view of Colorado Springs’ front range. Residents can enjoy peaceful afternoons picnicking around the shaded Westmoor Park and its playground, as well as both Pioneer Park and Sondermann Park. Pleasant Valley residents can also experience Valley Resevoir, and spend Colorado’s hot summer days at the Valley Swim Club to cool off in the shade of the Rocky Mountains. Also located nearby throughout the Pleasant Valley neighborhood is the Masonic Center, as well as the Conservation and Environmental Center. Pleasant Valley is teeming with natural beauty provided throughout Garden of the Gods Park, giving its residents easy access to unparalleled hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as multiple equestrian trails complete with slowed street speeds and equestrian crossing signs, and Garden of the God’s scenic overlook where residents can admire a high-top view of the entire city of Colorado Springs.

Pleasant Valley is also closely located to Coronado High School, one of the larger and more diverse schooling institutions throughout Colorado Springs, as well as being nearly five minutes away from local amenities like Starbucks, Safeway, and local eatery favorites like the Pothole. The neighborhood also has local shopping favorites such as King Soopers grocery store, an Arc Thrift Store, a friendly UPS store, and 10-minute drive to the city’s only American Furniture Wear-house location. The median age of Pleasant Valley residents is that of 43 years old, 56% of which are homeowners throughout the community, and 44% being renters. There are nearly 2.1 people per home throughout the neighborhood, with a population around 9,000 residents. Pleasant Valley has a diverse population, with close to 2,500 people per square mile, a population density 11% than that of Colorado Springs. Pleasant Valley residents enjoy a sales tax that is 43% lower than that of the national average. 40% of Pleasant Valley households belong to families, 42% of which are Colorado natives.

Nearly three-quarters of Pleasant Valley’s inhabitants utilize personal cars for transportation needs, while the remaining residents rely on other modes of transportation including motorcycles, carpooling, public transportation, and walking due to the  great walkability of the area by its surrounding amenities. Nearly 7% of the Pleasant Valley residents work from home, and enjoy a commute time that is less than that of the national average. Pleasant Valley’s residents are predominantly found working service occupations, as well as management, sales and office positions, with mediated home incomes averaging around $50K per year. Homes throughout the Pleasant Valley neighborhoods can be found listed between $130K to $555K, with median home values being 2% higher than the rest of Colorado Springs homes. Pleasant Valley homes can also receive APR rates anywhere between 3.8% and 4.1%. Nearly two-thirds of Pleasant Valley homes have mortgages, one fourth of these homes utilize electrical heating services, while 68% rely upon gas heating.

The average cost of rent for homes throughout this neighborhood is $790 per month, and homes can be purchased as large as 4,200 square feet. The median home price rests around $213,000 for most homes for sale Pleasant Valley offers. Pleasant Valley homes for sale are at least 10% lower in cost than other homes throughout Colorado Springs. Contact a realtor today and learn about all that Pleasant Valley Real Estate can offer you!