Cedar Heights FAQ

Cedar Heights

Where is Cedar Heights?

Cedar Heights is located in the foothills on the western side of El Paso County. This neighborhood is in the West Colorado Springs real estate area. This is an exclusive, gated community that backs into Garden of the Gods. The views of the surrounding mountains and city lights are breathtaking. Construction on Cedar Heights Colorado Springs began in the early 1980s and continues today. Stonebridge at Cedar Heights patio homes were established in 1994. The Cedar Heights community is only minutes away from the City of Colorado Springs and historical Manitou Springs, but is immersed in a rich, natural environment.

What local attractions are in this area?
  • The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway will take you to the top of Pikes Peak, elevation 14,115 feet.

  • At the Cave of the Winds, you will descend into the colorful depths of Colorado.

  • Miramont Castle and the Cliff Dwellings Museum will take you back in time.

  • The Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama will tickle your funny bone and delight your senses.

  • The Garden of the Gods Park and the Garden of the Gods Visitors & Nature Center will lift your spirit.

  • Visit the Garden of the Gods Trading Post for the largest gift shop and gallery at the south edge of the park.

  • The Ghost Town Museum and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center will bring you back 100 years to an old west town of the 1800s.

  • The North Pole & Santa’s Workshop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Dinosaur Resource Center, Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, and the Air Force Academy are all a short drive away.

What recreation facilities and activities does Cedar Heights offer?

Activities in this area include hiking, mountain biking, and watching the abundant wildlife in the area. In addition, the activities and recreational amenities of Manitou Springs are easily accessible. Manitou Springs offers a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking to mountain biking, fishing, and more. There are more than15 hiking trails within a 15-minute vicinity. Manitou is also home to the Cog Railway, which will take you to the top of our local fourteener, Pikes Peak. If you are up for a challenge, you can hike the Manitou Incline, which is a one-mile hike that gains more than 2,000 feet in elevation. Manitou Springs also has an indoor pool, eclectic arcade and historic spa building.

What types of homes are in Cedar Heights?

Behind the gates of Cedar Heights lie several lots and existing homes from which to choose. Cedar Heights is full of gorgeous custom homes that include the following amenities: multi-level decks, hot tubs, large master suites with sitting areas, travertine tile, vaulted and beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces with built-ins, walls of windows, gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, granite fireplaces, hardwood floors, formal living room, formal dining room, custom kitchen cabinets, rec rooms, wet bars, wine closets, French doors, 5 piece master baths, walk-in pantries, and spectacular large bathrooms with steam showers.

What school district serves Cedar Heights?

Students attend Manitou Springs School District 14 and Manitou Springs High School. Manitou Springs School District 14 serves approximately 1510 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. They offer a “small town” educational environment and are driven by “Relationships, Rigor and Opportunity.” In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, all of the schools offer comprehensive art, physical education, music, computer technology, special education, and gifted and talented instruction. The class sizes in the elementary schools typically range from 18-25 students. Average middle school class size is 24 students, and average high school class size is 22 students.

For more information, please visit the Manitou Springs School District website: http://www.mssd14.org


What fire protection is available in Cedar Heights?

Cedar Heights is served by the City of Colorado Springs Fire Department. Fire mitigation is taken very seriously in this community; for fire mitigation information, please visit www.cedarhts.com/cedarheights/item_list.asp?subcat=63&subtitle=Fire+Mitigation+in+Solitude+Park.

What are the building requirements for Cedar Heights?
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What security is offered at Cedar Heights?

Cedar Heights is a guarded community.  Besides welcoming guests, the security officers help keep Cedar Heights safe and secure.  They patrol the community, plow and sand the streets during the winter, receive and handle packages and special delivery mail at the request of residents, and centrally monitor home security systems.  They work in concert with the City of Colorado Springs police and fire departments to make the community as safe as possible. 

How far is Cedar Heights from main locations?
  • Downtown Colorado Springs: 8 miles

  • Denver: 75 miles

  • Woodland Park: 18 miles

  • Cripple Creek: 43 miles

  • Canon City: 53 miles

  • Cascade: 9 miles

  • Colorado Springs Airport: 18 miles

  • Denver Airport: 92 miles

What is the weather like in Cedar Heights?

Cedar Heights averages more than 250 days of sunshine each year. The climate is mild with very low humidity. Typically, the coldest months are January and February, and the hottest month is July. Snowstorms are followed by sunshine, which means the snow melts immediately. Cedar Heights also has “chinook winds” (that means “snow eater” in Eskimo) in the winter and spring that can take our temperature up to 60 degrees instantly.


Winter (Dec. 22 – March 20)
Average snowfall: 7 inches per month. Average high temperatures: 35 – 45 degrees.


Spring (March 21 – June 21)
March can be the snowiest month with a 12 inch average, followed by April with 10 inches. Average high temperatures: March – 41 degrees, April – 52 degrees, May – 55 degrees, June – 70 degrees.


Summer (June 22 – September 23)
Warm mornings with afternoon rain showers. Average high temperatures: July – 80 degrees, August – 80 degrees, September – 70 degrees.


Fall (September 24 – December 21)
Warm days, cool and crisp evenings. Average snowfall: 7 inches in November. Average high temperatures: 40 – 60 degrees.

What about the price of Cedar Heights real estate?

$367,000 is the entry point for this neighborhood, and a home must be at least 2,500 square feet in size. This must include at least 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 2 car garage. The average sales price is $502,000 for 4,200 finished square feet. The average size home for sale has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 3 car garage. On the upper end you will find homes close to the one million dollar range for around 5,000 square feet with 5 to 6 bedrooms.