Patty Jewett Location
“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.” Lady Bird Johnson U.S. First Lady
Residents of the Patty Jewett neighborhood in Colorado Springs talk about the area affectionately. This underrated neighborhood is adjacent to the famous Old North End neighborhood. The villas and estates of the Old North End are certainly impressive, but Patty Jewett is beloved for its quaint, neighborly vibe, beautiful cottages, and wide, treelined walkable streets.
You’ll find the Patty Jewett neighborhood south of E Madison, north of Unitah Street, with a western border of Wahsatch Ave and the Patty Jewett Golf Course along the eastern border. Patty Jewett also consists of several smaller neighborhoods.
History of Patty Jewett
The neighborhood is named after the famous Patty Jewett Golf Course that is known for its perfectly manicured fairways and breathtaking views. The golf club was established in 1897, and the course was designed and built shortly after in 1898.
William Jewett purchased the property and golf club in 1910. 4 years after his wife, Patty, passed away, Mr. Jewett deeded the course to the city with the condition that the course would remain open to the public and be named after his wife.
What’s it like to live in Patty Jewett?
Character & Community
The Patty Jewett neighborhood is often overlooked by homebuyers who fall in love with the stately homes in the Old North End. But not everyone wants a huge house, and buyers sometimes find themselves looking east to the more modest homes in Patty Jewett.
Buyers are drawn to the fact that neighbors in this area know each other, there is an active, engaged sense of community, and the area has dedicated sidewalks (with people using them!) shaded by century old trees.
It’s difficult to believe you are the middle of a growing city when you get a moment to sit down on one of the front porches in Patty Jewett. You’ll actually hear birds singing and quiet conversations of neighbors passing by.
Several areas in Colorado Springs are known for their low turnover where homes rarely come up for sale and Patty Jewett is one of them. Slowly but surely, young professionals, families, and empty nesters have started moving in over the past five years. These newer residents are drawn to Patty Jewett for its strong character, history and charm.
Walkability & Bikeability
The Patty Jewett neighborhood has a walking score of 44 and biking score of 62 according to Walk Score. The walking score also considers whether you will need a car for your daily living activities and errands like grocery shopping. You’ll definitely need a car for most of it, but you’ll be a short bike ride away from Colorado College as well as restaurants and stores in downtown Colorado Springs. Some streets, like Unitah, have more traffic that will require more caution. But traffic and noise calm down as soon as you get deeper into the Patty Jewett area.
If you’re looking for a longer trail to run or bike on, you can hop on Shooks Run Trail which starts north of Fontanero Street and continues as far south as Monument Valley Park. You’ll find plenty of room to stretch and explore.
Home Styles in Patty Jewett
Shortly after the first wave of villas were built in the Old North End, the smaller homes in the Patty Jewett area popped up quickly to house service providers for the wealthy families in the Old North End. The first wave of new construction started the mid 1880s and lasted through the mid 1910’s. A second wave of construction picked up again in 1925 and continued through about 1955.
The first wave of construction included simple cottages (basically a one level version of a foursquare home), some Dutch revival and bungalows and many Sears Kit homes. The Sears Kit Homes were ordered from a catalog, shipped to the destination of choice, and assembled there by the owner and contractors.
Pride of Ownership
While homes in the area may have been fairly uniform when they were initially built, many properties have been modified and most have retained their original charming characteristics. In fact, pride of home ownership in Patty Jewett is strong. These older homes need lots of good care to update electrical work, plumbing or just to maintain the history embedded in them. Homes in this area range from 1000-2200+ sqft while most fall around 1400 sqft.
Some homes have been neglected to the point where they could not be rescued. Property owners have torn them down and constructed new homes. Other neighbors solved a space problem by adding an additional story on top of the original structure.
Attached garages are rare in this area. If there is a detached garage, access is either via garage alley or through the front of the property. It’s important to note that garages here can be in pretty poor condition. Many are small and are quite cramped next to each other, making garage access difficult.
Accessory Dwelling Units
There is an increasing number of accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) being added on top of garage structures. These may serve as additional income from short term or long term rental. Generally zoning for this area is R2 allowing for 2 units on a lot.
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Schools in the Patty Jewett Area
Homeowners stay in their home for an average of 13 years, so it is important to look at the complete picture of good quality schools for long term educational planning. Patty Jewett is part of Colorado Springs School District 11. The following schools are nearby:
- Taylor Elementary School (rating 6/10)
- Steele Elementary School (rating 8/10)
- North Middle School (rating 4/10)
- Mann Middle School (rating 5/10)
- Academy of Advanced and Creative Learning (rating 8/10* public charter school: K-8)
- There are really no high schools close by
Keep in mind that Colorado is a choice state, so you have the option to choice into other schools if space allows.
- Population of the Patty Jewett area is about 4500.
- Median household income for this neighborhood is $62,525.
- Median age is 41 years old.
- Households with children: 20%.
Colorado Springs is home to five military installations so a common question we get about neighborhoods is: “How far is this area from Fort Carson (or USAFA, Peterson, etc.)?”
- 20 minutes to Fort Carson
- 20 minutes to Peterson Space Force Base
- 15 minutes to United States Air Force Academy
- 30 minutes to Schriever Space Force Base
The Patty Jewett neighborhood has many open spaces and small parks along the Shooks Run Trail. The Good Neighbors Meeting House has a beautiful playground making it an ideal spot to have lunch while the kids burn off some energy.
Shooks Run stream starts in the Patty Jewett Golf Course and eventually meets up with Fountain Creek. You’ll find plenty of small parks, picnic tables, and spaces to relax and enjoy all along this little stream.
Don’t miss the Bonforte Park in the northern section of Patty Jewett. Take a stroll there to play, watch a neighborhood baseball game, or play a game of tennis. It’s a beautiful place to be!
Shopping & Amenities
While few downtown areas actually have a grocery store, there is a neighborhood Safeway in Patty Jewett! This is a super convenient amenity for residents here.
You’ll also find an additional smaller, newly remodeled Bon Shopping Center that accommodates small businesses such as Sasquatch Cookie Company, Whistle Pig Brewery, Joeys Pizza and Humble Coffee. These are great mom and pop shops within walking distance for most homes in the area. The aforementioned The Good Neighbor meeting house serves as an anchor for the neighborhood where you can find good food, even better people, and a great atmosphere.
A short bike ride just outside the borders of the Patty Jewett area will take you to The Lincoln Center. This converted elementary school emphasizes a sense of community that is prevalent and can’t be missed. People love coming here. Get there early for the delicious bread at Nightingale Bread– there is always a line!
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Neighborhood Events in Patty Jewett
Organized events include a July 4th parade, Easter Egg Hunt and Community bike rides. The most popular event is the Patty Jewett Porch Fest. This public event is held every September when residents open up their porches for bands to play live music.
The Patty Jewett neighborhood is for you if you like the southwest, downtown area of Colorado Springs. If historic homes are your jam, even if it comes with garage alleys and chopped up floor plans, this could be your kind of neighborhood.
Reach out to us if you think Patty Jewett might be the right fit for you or if you have any questions about real estate in Colorado Springs. We’re here for you every step of the way: 719-219-9739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homes for sale in Patty Jewett Neighborhood
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