Comfort! Envision a moist and chewy brownie, just cooled and freshly baked, along with your favorite cuppa Joe or Earl Gray and sensations of simple joys, homey comforts, and a general feeling of ahhhhh… takeover.
A well-chosen home provides similar feelings if it is safely ensconced in the bosom of a great neighborhood.
What constitutes a desirable neighborhood by American standards? The answer may surprise you. Yes, the expected elements of low crime, good schools and friendly neighbors are on the list. The number one factor according to urban expert and author Richard Florida is the surrounding beauty and aesthetic qualities of the area in and around a neighborhood.
Colorado Springs unabashedly boasts many beautiful areas, with its faithful fourteener, Pikes Peak, overlooking the town like a magnificent guardian. Known as The Peak to locals, it is the featured view from the windows of many homes, offices and restaurants, available whenever a glimpse of iconic nature is needed to calm the soul. For those looking for more than a pretty view, Colorado Springs offers numerous neighborhoods located beside nature-filled parks, in addition to those with a more urban appeal. With the fast pace of most working people, the need for a beautiful and peaceful living environment can’t be overstated.
In his international bestseller Who’s Your City: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of your Life Mr. Florida argues that the place you choose to live is of equal importance to the career you pick and partner you commit to spend your life with.
Consider the following areas for a blend of aesthetic and practical qualities in Colorado Springs: Northwest –Rockrimmon; Southwest-Broadmoor Bluffs; Northeast-Briargate and Cottonwood Park areas; Downtown-Old North End.
When you find the neighborhood that fits your lifestyle and provides a sense of comfort and charm, call David Wright at A Plus Mortgage to pre-qualify for the most affordable home loan available. In this competitive home-buying market, a loan Pre-Approval-letter is critical for success in a winning bid on the home you desire.