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Old Today, 09:05 AM
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We are moving rather quickly from Arizona to Colorado Springs at the end of the month and looking to buy in the University Park area. Have a lead on a house coming on the market between Collegiate and Montebello. What are the pros and cons of this area and are there any bad things to be aware of? Looks to be a very nice mature and safe area.
Thank you in advance
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Old Today, 09:27 AM
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University Park was developed much later than the surrounding neighborhoods, starting around the early 2000s is when construction really took off and it is a development of semi custom, custom and some townhomes in a natural setting. It’s centrally located to shopping and major arterials but the neighborhood is quiet. Some parts of the neighborhood on the higher bluffs have amazing views of the mountains, other sections are tucked into the trees - mostly scrub oak and pinyon pines.

The development kept some natural areas/open space and trails throughout the neighborhood which also enhances its natural feel. There is lots of wildlife in the area. Probably the main drawback is fire danger, the neighborhood is in what is referred to an urban wildland interface zone so you will want educate yourself on that. Since the destructive Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires many communities located in similar settings throughout the City have done a lot of fire danger mitigation which helps tremendously. Another thing to look into is old coal mines in the area which can cause foundation issues for some homes.

Here is a link to their HOA website that contains more detailed community information:

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