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Did you know?

Colorado Springs consistently ranks high as a dog friendly city.

 

Colorado Springs has plenty of places for your dog to play. Click here for a list of parks.

Colorado Springs has been named #11 in Estately’s 17 Best U.S. Cities for Dogs. Colorado Springs has an abundance of affordable vets, plenty of dog amenities, and households that spend a whopping $35.75 per month on their pets

Colorado Springs has been named #7 in One Green Planet’s 10 Awesome Dog-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit in 2015. Colorado Springs is another perfect vacation destination for the outdoorsy pup. You and your dog can hike, visit the Bear Creek Nature Center, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and the Garden of the Gods Park.

Colorado Springs has also been named #4 in How Stuff Works’ Top 5 Pet-friendly Travel Cities in the U.S. The city’s ample outdoor space is one of the reasons Colorado Springs consistently tops the lists of America’s most pet-friendly cities.


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August 2015 Colorado Springs Discount – C.B. & Potts

We have a special postcard we send out to all of our clients. It is usually a buy one get one entree at a local restaurant but sometimes it’s a great discount at a fun place to play. If you would like to get this postcard to take advantage of these great deals, fill out the form today!

Next Month’s Deal

August 2015

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C.B. & Potts is all about great food, hand-crafted beer, and creating memories! With this postcard you will receive $10 towards your meal as a gift from your friends at RE/MAX Properties.

Sign up today to get this great deal in your mailbox!

Things to do around Colorado Springs – Visit Bear Creek Nature Center

Things to do - Visit Bear Creek Nature Center

There are lots of things to do around Colorado Springs, check this one out!

Hike the foothills, search for mule deer, and discover Bear Creek! Scrub oak thicket, ponderosa pine forests, meadows, a mountain creek, and abundant foothills wildlife attract children and adults to Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center. Interpretive programs, special events, guided and self-guided tours, and media presentations are offered all year. Outside, two miles of self-guiding nature trails wind through the short grass prairie, scrub oak woodlands and cottonwood riparian communities.

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Things to do - Visit Bear Creek Nature Center


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June 29, 2015 – Weekly Market Update – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Here is the weekly Colorado Springs Real Estate Market update for June 29 , 2015

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More information can be found online at www.HomesColorado.com.

Places to celebrate Independence Day around Colorado Springs

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
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Summer Symphony: Independence Day

July 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs

Celebrate America at Colorado Springs’ biggest 4th of July event! Continue the family-friendly tradition that began in 1973, celebrating our nation’s founding and the community spirit of Colorado Springs. Set in Memorial Park just east of downtown, the park opens at noon for a day full of family fun! The event includes food and drink vendors. The Philharmonic performs at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk.

Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department (MSVFD) Fireworks

July 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Manitou Springs

The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department is proud to display the Fourth of July Fireworks once again. Magnificent views of the fireworks can take place in Downtown Manitou Springs. The fireworks will be shot off from Higginbotham Flats at 8:30pm.

Monument 4th of July Music Festival

July 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Historic Downtown Monument

Free Live Music in Downtown Monument at Limbach Park, Bliss Studios (243 1/2 Washington St) and The Secret Window (47 Third Street) after the parade and continue throughout the afternoon and evening. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy several musical performances and a family friendly beer garden in Limbach Park. Parking is available at Lewis Palmer High School & Palmer Ridge High School. Shuttles will depart from the schools 7:00 am – 9:30 am. Return to the Schools from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. More details at www.TriLakes4thofJuly.com Click on Monument Music Festival for the list of bands.

Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration

July 3, 2015 – July 4, 2015 all-day
WHERE: Downtown Monument

Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration

A full day of celebration in Tri-Lakes!

Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2015 – July 5, 2015 all-day
WHERE: Cripple Creek City Park

Since 1900, Cripple Creek‘s 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. This patriotic community knows how to celebrate, and the 4th of July Celebration is a much-anticipated event.
This year’s 4th of July Celebration will feature live entertainment in the City Park located on the corner of Bennett Avenue and 1st Street.
Food vendors and a beer garden will be available, so come for a fun and relaxing 4th of July in Cripple Creek’s cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery. While you’re here, be sure to check out special 4th of July promotions in Cripple Creek’s casinos, and visit Cripple Creek’s fun attractions that showcase our area’s rich history. With something for everyone, Cripple Creek is the place to be this 4th of July!
Admission to our Cripple Creek Fourth of July Celebration is 100% FREE!


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Charles M. Schulz

"Charles Schulz NYWTS" by Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f06148. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Did you know?

Lucy and Linus Van Pelt were real people. They were Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz’s, Colorado Springs neighbors.

"Charles Schulz NYWTS" by Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f06148. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Charles Schulz NYWTS” by Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer – Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f06148. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

 

In 1951, Schulz moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. In April the same year, Schulz married Joyce Halverson. His son, Monte, was born in February the following year, with their three further children being born later, in Minnesota. He painted a wall in that home for his adopted daughter Meredith Hodges, featuring Patty with a balloon, Charlie Brown jumping over a candlestick, and Snoopy playing on all fours. The wall was removed in 2001 and donated to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California.

His home was located in the Old North End of Downtown Colorado Springs.

Information provided by Wikipedia.


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RE/MAX Properties, Inc. has been the number one residential real estate brokerage in Colorado Springs since 1989. The company has over 200 full-service professional Broker Associates that service all areas of Colorado Springs and surrounding communities in addition to relocating clients worldwide. One company independently owned and operated with four locations.

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Things to do around Colorado Springs – Peterson Air & Space Museum

"P-47N-25RE 44-89425" by US Government - http://www.petemuseum.org/P47N.html. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

There are lots of things to do around Colorado Springs, check this one out!

Exhibits feature the WW II Peterson Army Air Base, the Binational (United States and Canadian) North American Aerospace Defense Command, US Air Force and Army Air Defense Commands, and the US Air Force Space Command. The Museum’s Airpark collection includes sixteen aircraft and ten missiles.

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"P-47N-25RE 44-89425" by US Government - http://www.petemuseum.org/P47N.html. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

P-47N-25RE 44-89425” by US Government – http://www.petemuseum.org. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.


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June 22, 2015 – Weekly Market Update – Colorado Springs Real Estate

Here is the weekly Colorado Springs Real Estate Market update for June 22 , 2015

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More information can be found online at www.HomesColorado.com.

Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of June 22-28, 2015

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
Event Calendar

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Bike to Work Day

June 24, 2015 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
WHERE: Acacia Park

Mountain Metro Rides organizes Bike to Work Day activities each June to encourage bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. 2015 marks the 22nd annual Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day, and we invite you to help us celebrate by riding your bike to one of five FREE breakfast locations around the City on the morning of Wednesday, June 24. Invite your friends, family and coworkers to join the fun!

General Day and Time Info:
Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m. Please note there will be an organized ride to Acacia that begins earlier. Visit coloradospringsbiketowork.com for more info.

 

11th Annual First and Main Free Summer Concert Series

11th Annual First & Main Free Summer Concert Series

June 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE: First & Main Town Center

Are you ready to rock all summer long? Bring your family and friends out every Friday starting June 6th and ending on July 31st from 5-7 p.m to the park across from Cinemark Theatre in the First & Main Town Center for the 11th Annual First & Main Free Summer Concert Series, presented by Penrose St. Francis-Health Services! We will feature a variety of musical genres from Rock to Americana. This year’s band lineup includes Jake Loggins Band, The Martini Shot, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band and many more! All shows are free and open to the public so be sure to tell your friends. For more information please visit www.firstandmaintowncenter.com.

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb FanFest

June 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Colorado Springs

Entertainment includes motorcycle exhibitions, vendor booths, beer garden and fire fighter chili cook-off benefiting MDA.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – 2015’s Best Cities for Families

Did you know?

Colorado Springs is the 9th Best City for Families when ranked among the 150 most populated U.S. cities.

Colorado Springs Skyline

Colorado Springs Skyline

WalletHub compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 30 key metrics that take into account essential family dynamics such as the relative cost of housing, the quality of local school and health care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation.

Colorado Springs ranked #9 overall.

For “Family Activities & Fun,” Colorado Springs ranked #10.
For “Affordability,” Colorado Springs ranked #12.

Here are the top 10 Best Cities for Families.

  1. Overland Park, KS
  2. Plano, TX
  3. Virginia Beach, VA
  4. Lincoln, NE
  5. Sioux Falls, SD
  6. Madison, WI
  7. Fremont, CA
  8. Chesapeake, VA
  9. Colorado Springs, CO
  10. Grand Prairie, TX

Click here to read the full article on Wallethub.com

 

Source: WalletHub

 


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RE/MAX Properties, Inc. has been the number one residential real estate brokerage in Colorado Springs since 1989. The company has over 200 full-service professional Broker Associates that service all areas of Colorado Springs and surrounding communities in addition to relocating clients worldwide. One company independently owned and operated with four locations.

More information can be found online at www.HomesColorado.com.

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