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Putting Colorado Springs on the map

A breakdown of our city

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Regional attractions

While most of this guide is broken down by part of town, some things consistently draw people from every neighborhood. Among them: dynamic fitness opportunities, cutting-edge theater and music, and a chance to feed lettuce to friendly giraffes.

Central

Though fairly small in size, this is our geographic and cultural heart. Moving east from Interstate 25, it encapsulates anything south of Garden of the Gods Road and Austin Bluffs Parkway; north of U.S. Highway 24 and East Cheyenne Road; and west of Union Boulevard.

North

This geographically expansive and politically conservative area is home to an academy, a university and quite a bit of biodiversity. Moving west to east, its southern border is comprised by Garden of the Gods Road, Austin Bluffs Parkway and then Templeton Gap Road.

South

Anything south of East Cheyenne Road or U.S. Highway 24 is covered in this incredibly diverse part of the region. Since it's a straight shot down I-25 — and well worth the trip — we'll fly all the way to Pueblo.

East

A few decades ago, Powers Boulevard was a narrow county road on the empty plains. Today, it's a developer's realized dream, the artery of a region bordered to the west by Union Boulevard; to the north by Austin Bluffs Parkway and Templeton Gap Road; and to the south by U.S. Highway 24.

West

"True north" may be the expression, but out here, you get your bearings by looking west. With I-25 as the eastern border, this part of town encompasses land south of Garden of the Gods Road and north of East Cheyenne Road.

Resources

So you know where to find a daytime diversion or a night out. But you want more than that: You want the chance to better yourself, or to help others, or maybe just to bitch about that pothole that's threatening to swallow your Chevy. Look no further.

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