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Old 07-16-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I ashamed to admit I had never visited the Patty Jewett neighborhood before this past weekend.

It's amazing - what a treasure you have there!

I hear a lot about the Old North End - is PJ considered a part of that?

If anyone from out of state/town is curious, you can view some of my PJ old house pics here:
Weekend wanderings | ~ House Crazy ~
(I also give a little review of the Colorado Springs Flea Market as well)
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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No, Patty Jewett isn't considered part of the Old North End Neighborhood (ONEN) or the North End Historic District (which is located within ONEN. However, Patty Jewett is adjacent to ONEN and within its boundaries is the Patty Jewett public golf course (the 19th hole restaurant has the most spectacular view of Pikes Peak and has been recently purchased by the owners of The Famous, the high end steakhouse downtown). PJ is a much more affordable downtown neighborhood than ONEN and is charming in its own right. A large number of craftsmen bungalows, some restored, others waiting for their turn. ONEN and the Patty Jewett homeowners associations have some cooperative activities and interests.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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I lived on Columbia/Institute some years ago, and Patty Jewett was essentially our back yard. Awesome part of town to live
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Yup, I love the area!
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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We are on a scouting trip here and we are very fond of this area.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I'm trying to figure out what to do when our lease is up (November, so I have plenty of time...but being the person I am I NEED that time to think things through.)

I have 3 general areas I'm considering. PJ/ONEN is one of those regions. I wish though, that it were easier to find something in between crazy huge and expensive, or cheap and teeny tiny. From what I'm seeing stuff is either a mansion or a bungalow through there. I wish I could pick up a home I like from Fountain Valley Ranch in Security-Widefield (4 BR/2-3 BA/Full Fin. Bsmt/2 car garage) and plunk it down up there someplace with a payment under $1600/month...

Hey does anyone know, is there any kind of a community center and/or pool in that area? I don't think so but can't hurt to ask...
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Sonic - Can't speak for PJ, but there's no community center, pool, etc. in ONEN. The downtown YMCA is just a few blocks outside of ONEN's south side, however. ONEN is largely composed of COS's historic district. While there are in-fill homes of more modern vintage (by that I mean 1950's and 60's), the homes here are going to be overwhelmingly turn of the century craftsman, Victorian, etc., some of which are relatively reasonably priced and some are much larger, fully restored, and outrageously priced. If you're looking for a basic suburban home of recent vintage, you simply won't find it in ONEN. You probably won't find it in PJ either, though your selection of mid-century ranch style homes will be greater there and will be more reasonably priced.

As for rentals in ONEN, they're few and far between. However, two properties recently came up for rent on our block. Don't know what they rented for, but one was never advertised and rented immediately (it's owned by a real estate agent) and the other rented within 4 hours after the sign went up.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I actually walked over to PJ from work on lunch one day (an hour to get where I was going and back, not bad but I had blisters!) I had tried to snag a rental before I moved here at the intersection of Paseo and Madison. I wanted to walk by and look at it in person...the pictures online looked so good, and it had made me very sad to not get the house. I believe they had a family qualify for it who were able to move in a few weeks sooner than me.

Well, I was comforted by the fact that the yard and house looked MUCH smaller than what I had seen online, and I didn't like how short and tiny the driveway was either. On the other hand, the home to the right of it along Paseo, and across the intersection on the other side of Madison, were both much bigger and cooler looking homes. I would have spent an entire year wholeheartedly envying my neighbors had I lived there! My impression of the general neighborhood I looked at was that it was a quiet neighborhood with wide, tree-lined streets, but most of the little boxy ranch homes were just too tiny to interest me.

Carrera, did you see the post I made over in the "Parade of Homes" thread? There is a SUPER cool home in ONEN for sale right now. Way too pricey for me...but I love to go get dreamy eyed over the pictures in the listing. hehe...
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Sonic - I know that house well. It's in my neighborhood and I walk by it frequently. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's daughter (Ingraham). I've been drooling over that one as well, as we're big Wright fans. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to jump on it, but if it had been on the market two years ago when we were looking, it'd be mine today. BTW, price just dropped a couple of weeks ago about 50K to mid-400's.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Lewiston, ID
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That house is so amazing! Let's hope it's available in about a year when I'm house hunting haha.
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