Welcome to the Pikes Peak region, where the mountains will captivate you and the neighborhoods will invite you to explore.

Whether you’ve just arrived or have been here awhile, FYI is here to help you learn about your community. Read on to learn about the some of the best parts of each neighborhood, and to discover interesting places to shop, play or find a bite to eat.

We’ve outlined 20 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own character. Let The Gazette’s experts be your guide, here in the magazine or online at gazette.com/FYI.

Named for its proximity to the north gate of the Air Force Academy, Northgate is a collection of newer neighborhoods as well as older ranches …

Construction began in Village Seven, one of the oldest planned communities in Colorado Springs, nearly 50 years ago. The neighborhood's cul-de…

Cordera, in north Colorado Springs, is a master-planned community where builders have set a distinct architectural style to the homes, with an…

Briargate encompasses more than 9,600 acres on Colorado Springs' north side and was master planned about three decades ago. It's bursting with…

This large master-planned community in northeast Colorado Springs is a happening place.A new charter school for grades 6-12 is under construct…

Downtown is the bustling heart of Colorado Springs. Its streets, lined predominantly with locally-owned restaurants and shops, are iced with t…

The city of Manitou Springs was founded in 1872 by Gen. William Jackson Palmer and Dr. William Abraham Bell, a Cambridge-educated English phys…

Nestled against a spectacular mountain backdrop, the Broadmoor area is centered by the spectacular Broadmoor Resort, considered one of the bes…

Look northwest of Colorado Springs and you'll see the trees of Pike National Forest. The forest is also home to Ormes Peak, which a husband-an…