Hiding in plain sight, comfortably tucked in North Central Colorado Springs, there’s a neighborhood that’s often overlooked…and mistakenly underrated for those unaware.
As the region continues to grow and develop, it’s easy for new residents and families to look farther north and east where the city’s expansion is booming. Everything is new and fresh and popular. For many, that’s desirable.
But for longtime residents of the Pikes Peak region and those who crave real estate that’s truly unique and oozing with character, It’s all about the Patty Jewett neighborhood. Steeped in history and nestled in the middle of a mature urban forest, the charming tree-lined streets of this hidden gem accent homes built between Victorian times and today.
While it’s not specifically defined in the MLS, the greater Patty Jewett neighborhood is represented by several different areas and is bordered by Union on the east, Uintah on the south, Wahsatch on the west, and La Salle in the Bonnyville area on the north.
Who is Patty Jewett?
Anchoring the Patty Jewett neighborhood is its sparkling, history-rich golf course replete with a beloved clubhouse and bar and grille.
It began in 1898 when businessman William Kennon (W.K.) Jewett, a native of Long Island, N.Y., came to Colorado Springs. It was during the same year that the Town and Gown Club originated—featuring a golf course while also catering to other sports like tennis and baseball. Soon the stars would align for W.K. to become a true pioneer of golf in the state of Colorado. He was named president of the club in 1900, and later in 1910 purchased the property. When his wife, Patty, passed away in 1919, W.K. deeded the course to the city with two key stipulations:
“The gift shall be known as the Patty Stuart Jewett Memorial Field and maintained in perpetuity by the city for park purposes devoted primarily to golf…and the grounds shall be open to all persons over the age of 10.”
It’s the third oldest golf club in the country, and today, Patty Jewett Municipal Golf Course remains a cornerstone of Colorado Springs. From the moment you pass through the grand wrought-iron gate and continue down the narrow drive—flanked by towering century-old trees along the first and ninth fairways—you know you’re on hallowed and historic grounds.
The Patty Jewett Community
“Feels like a friendly caring neighborhood.”
“Great community spirit here!”
“Such a wonderful group of neighbors!”
Take a look at the Patty Jewett Neighborhood Association Facebook page, and that’s pretty much the consensus from those familiar with the area. In an era of real estate development where cookie cutter subdivisions are a dime a dozen, Patty Jewett is a bonafide neighborhood.
From Halloween parades to an annual neighborhood party and potluck to the always-anticipated Patty Jewett Porchfest, the community festivities are as fun and welcoming as its people.
Patty Jewett Amenities
Among the many additional perks for residents of this mature, cultivated pocket just minutes from downtown are a diverse range of shopping options. From big chain supermarkets to small boutiques and pleasant mom and pops—it’s all here.
The Patty Jewett neighborhood is also close to the newly-renovated Bon Shopping Center, a small retail district with a Safeway, fitness center, UPS store, and other entertaining conveniences like the relaxing and trendy STIR Coffee & Cocktails where you’ll love the comfort food, java, and libations.
For those looking for a more active lifestyle, the Rock Island and Shooks Run Trails offer miles of opportunity for walking, running, and biking.
Residents can also rest easy with two large hospitals and a popular medical center each within just a couple miles of the Patty Jewett area. Students that live in this area attend the highly-rated Colorado Springs School District 11.
Homes For Sale in the Patty Jewett Area
New construction, townhomes, and condos are rare in this area. It’s picturesque cottages, bungalows, Victorians, and ranch styles that reign supreme in the Patty Jewett neighborhood.
The architecture and wide streets are reminiscent of days gone by, while the large and tranquil backyards provide both privacy and the perfect tableau for entertaining. Stunning historic facades highlight typical home features like built in shelves and cabinets, wood-burning fireplaces, fir wood floors, wide moldings, and detached garages with alley access.
Patty Jewett homes can range from as little as 850 to as much as 3,800 square feet with prices just as varied—from $250,000 to $650,000.
But one thing remains constant: you’ll have a home with character…a home that tells a story.
When it comes to real estate, everybody knows it’s all about location. And in Colorado Springs, you won’t find a place more idyllic—and enduring—than Patty Jewett.
Full disclosure: As a Colorado Springs native, Patty Jewett is without question one of my favorite parts of town. My stomping grounds as a kid, I still live in the area and frequent STIR and the Patty Jewett Clubhouse quite often! Needless to say I’d love to tell you more and show you around sometime…so if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the Patty Jewett area, give me a call at (719) 548-9900 or send me an email to explore your options!