Neighborhoods: The Broadmoor/Skyway/Cheyenne Canon/Ivywild
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Neighborhoods. Broadmoor taken Aug. 10, 2015. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Against a mountain backdrop, the Broadmoor area has some of the city’s most spectacular original mansions. Central to the area is the five-star Broad-moor hotel with championship golf courses, a spa and multiple-star restaurants.

Broadmoor area housing is some of the priciest and most sought after in the region, ranging up into the multimillion dollars.

Beautiful homes and townhomes, many in gated communities, cover hilly, wood-ed areas running from the resort up the mountainside to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, rated one of the best in the country, and up Cheyenne Mountain. The area around the Broadmoor hotel property includes some historic residences.

The Skyway area is another that stretches up the mountainside, with incredible views, as does Broadmoor Bluffs.

Nearby Cheyenne Cañon has some more-affordable living. Many homes are on heavily wooded creekside lots. Residents in this southwest part of the city typically love the outdoors.

There are trails to hike and bike, rock edifices to view or climb, waterfalls and spectacular views. Wild animals are neighbors and frequent visitors.

Public schools here are in Cheyenne Mountain District 12. Private schools in the area include The Colorado Springs School.

The Ivywild neighborhood has a long, friendly history dating to 1888. There are many smaller homes, a number along Cheyenne Creek. As the area population aged and the number of students at the 1916 Ivywild School shrank, the elementary school was closed in 2009. Along came Joseph Coleman and Mike Bristol, who turned the grand old building into a community resource with Bristol Brewing, a bakery, deli, concert venue, art gallery and a farmers market. It is the centerpiece for a multiuse commercial/residential development that includes the Millibo Art Theatre.

Nearby is Cheyenne Mountain Resort, done in Colorado-lodge style, which has its own golf course, restaurants and adjacent country club and lake.

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