Spring is in full bloom here in the Pikes Peak region. Our Broadmoor neighborhoods are alive with budding trees, flowers and green lawns. While the Pikes Peak summit is still snow-capped, local golfers are hitting the greens, trails are open and families are heading to nearby Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls Park and other great outdoor destinations.

Spring is also a busy season for new property listings. Broadmoor Properties brokers Michael Raedel and Tim Sheridan have been busy, meeting with homeowners and prospective buyers. The list of home sellers we represent has grown by 30 percent since January. That’s not surprising, based on the city’s profile as a great place to live. In fact last month the Colorado Springs residential real estate market was ranked fifth among the nation’s “Best Places to Sell a House” by SmartAsset.com. The site’s analysts pointed out that “Colorado Springs has some of the lowest taxes in America … This city [also] has the second-lowest average closing costs in the top 10 …” Those are certainly two important considerations when buying a home.

Denver ranked No. 1 on the same list. But the Mile High City’s cost of living is 18 percent higher than that of Colorado Springs – and housing is 32 percent more expensive. That explains why we are frequently contacted by Denver area residents looking for a second home – a place to escape city noise and traffic.

So if you dream of owning a home in Colorado and want the best amenities, family entertainment and recreational options, consider our Broadmoor lifestyle.