East Colorado Springs is a neighborhood in the northeast part of Colorado Springs. It’s bordered on the north by Uintah, to the east and south by Cheyenne Mountain Military Academy, with Garden of Gods Road being its western boundary line. The southern portion of East Colorado Springs was originally designated as non-building area because it borders a military installation (Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station) but this has now been changed to residential zoning.
East Colorado Springs is part of northeast Colorado Spring’s history before it was incorporated into a city in 1871 with boundaries that covered an area which stretched all along Monument Creek until reaching Interstate 25 today. The neighborhood has experienced changes during its evolution that are typical for any established community over time – but through all those changes East CoSprings remains much like what it once was when settlers first arrived there more than 130 years ago because many aspect ofs the original character remain.
East Colorado Springs is today a modern neighborhood with an attractive mix of residential single-family detached homes, duplexes and apartments that are located on tree lined streets with sidewalks for walking, jogging or biking. It has parks (including one designed for dogs), bike paths, and transportation options including buses to take you virtually anywhere in town from East CoSprings as well as ample parking at stores and businesses within minutes’ drive distance.
There are several commercial businesses within East Colorado Springs including two schools – Liberty Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School – a grocery store, sporting goods retailer, gas station and restaurants/bars. There are also three churches located in or near East COsprings: Rocky Creek Baptist Church; Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and Saint Paul’s Episcopal.
Within East Colorado Springs is a large park, Garden Park Meadows, that contains two ball fields where youth baseball games are played every summer evening. It also has an off-leash dog area for pet owners to take their pets on walks during the day or at dusk when it becomes too dark to play in the backyard.
East Colorado Springs borders Cache La Poudre River State Park with access from County Road 60 which runs north/south through East CO Springs before entering south Cheyenne Mountain Military Academy property (Cheyenne Air Force Station). The eastern boundary line of ECOS is visible near I-25 exit 158A – less than a mile from Highway 67 running north/south from Denver to Colorado Springs.
The neighborhood has experienced changes during its evolution that are typical for any established community over time – but through all those changes, ECOS remains much like what it once was when settlers first arrived there more than 130 years ago because many aspect of the original character remains. The attractive mix of residential single-family detached homes, duplexes, and apartments located on tree-lined streets with sidewalks for walking, jogging or biking make East Colorado Springs a great place to call home.
East Colorado Springs has many amenities that create a thriving, safe and satisfying place to live. The neighborhood is highly walkable where it’s easy to get around without the use of cars for most daily errands or commuting.