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.

New in town? • We know it takes time to get to know the ins and outs of the vast Pikes Peak region, and we’re here to show you around. • Here …

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Black Forest — a popular rural area north of Colorado Springs and east of the Air Force Academy — is home to horses and nature lovers alike.

Popular among hikers, bikers and dog-walkers, the 338-acre Ute Valley Park on the city’s northwest side is one of the gems of the Colorado Spr…