red light cameras colorado springs

If you haven’t already heard, red light cameras are being installed on several intersections throughout Colorado Springs. The first two that are already in effect are the intersections of: Lexington and Briargate Blvd Platte Avenue and Chelton Road Currently, violators are only being issued warnings. However, after May 9, tickets will be issued. The other two intersections which will see red light cameras later this year are: Dublin and Academy North Carefree and Academy Running red lights has been a major problem in Colorado Springs. What are your thoughts? Do you think it will deter people and help reduce accidents? Comment below!Read More →

Easter Colorado Springs

April is almost here and there are plenty of Easter activities to do around the Springs. The list below features just a few of the many activities to choose from! Victorian Easter Egg Hunt This Easter egg hunt fundraiser includes a 3-Course Victorian Tea afterwards! Dress in your Victorian best and scavenge for Easter eggs. This is located at Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs and does require tickets. Click on the link above for ticket pricing and times. April 20, 2019 9 Capitol Hill Avenue Manitou Springs CO 80829-1618 Mad Hatter Saturday Old Colorado City will become a Wonderland full of free children’s events andRead More →

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the parade and festival in Downtown Colorado Springs! The day kick off with a bike ride at 9am, followed by a 5k “kilt” run at 10am, and a Leprechaun fun run at 11. The parade itself kicks off at noon on Tejon Street. There will be food and drinks along the parade route and the parade itself usually last about 1.5 hours. Dress in your favorite Irish attire and join the fun! When: March 16, 2019 Where: Downtown Colorado Springs Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse & Pub Jack Quinn’s is an Irish Pub that is sureRead More →

Rick Van Wieren Feb Stats Forest Meadows Colorado Springs

If you are curious about the current real estate statistics for Forest Meadows and Colorado Springs, check them out below! Home prices are up! Inventory is definitely lacking in the affordable price range, and these homes seem to be swept up fast! If you are thinking of making a move, give me a call to discuss what options are best for you! (719) 331-7675Read More →

Epic Pass

Arapahoe Basin announces that it will no longer partner with Vail for the Epic Pass, starting next year. Epic pass holders will be able to visit A-Basin for the rest of the 2019 ski season. However, next year, Arapahoe Basin will no longer be on the list of available resorts to Epic Pass holders. A-Basin says this is because, “While the mountain still has plenty of room for skiers and riders, the ski area is feeling a pinch on parking and facility space. Due to these constraints, Arapahoe Basin believes its staff can take better care of its guests by separating from Vail Resorts” ForRead More →

New restaurants are underway at Dublin Commons, right off of Powers & Dublin Blvd! The Rib & Chophouse is the first location in Colorado! The Skirted Heifer The Skirted Heifer is adding a second location! This burger joint has some of the most amazing burgers and was even featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”! For more details about the click location, click HERE The Rib & Chophouse This award-winning steakhouse is one of the new restaurants coming to Dublin Commons! It’s menu features Angus steak, seafood, and BBQ. Club Pilates According to their site, Club Pilates “…offers more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With aRead More →

Grand Peak Academy, a classical themed school, is set to open for the 2019-2020 school year. It is located in the Forest Meadows Community and pre-enrollment is open now. According to the site, their mission is: …to develop students of great character, who are culturally aware, accepting of diversity, appreciators of history, arts, mathematics, and sciences, and are prepared to meet the challenges of the world today.   We value parental partnership through direct involvement in classroom and school activities and community stewardship through our support of local charities and hosting of community events. Their vision is to: provide cultural immersion through coherent, cumulative, knowledge-based curriculumRead More →

Are changes coming to the north side of our neighborhood (just north of Vanderwood Road)? It appears the land is going to be reclaimed and developed for residential purposes, which could affect homes within 200 feet of the site. Some homes have already received notices, but many have not. Below we have attached some documents (pdf) for your reference regarding this. Included in the documents is a Structure Agreement you can look over. Stay tuned for updates as we find them out! So, what is going to happen at the Vollmer Pit? That is pretty simple – it is going to be reclaimed. The landownerRead More →

Forest Meadows Real Estate

The New Year for the Colorado Springs real estate market started with tight inventory conditions. While up 26.4% from last January, there were still only 1,706 homes for sale on January 1, only a 1.6 month supply. This is a very low level, well below what is typically termed a normal market. Adjusted for homes that are outside of El Paso County, and for homes that are not actually built yet, the situation is even tighter. Prices in December were up a modest 5.5%, with the average at $340,908 and the median at $300,855. There is a growing disparity between the median price of listingsRead More →

The newest Chick-Fil-A, located at 5905 Dublin Blvd. (Dublin & Powers) opens today! This is good news as the next closest restaurant (near Target on Powers) is always overflowing with guests! The new restaurant is 5,300 square feet in size. It features a drive-thru lane that can handle 200-cars an hour and a designated pickup counter for mobile ordering. The Chick-fil-a will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Read More →