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Nov 17, 2023

Neighborhood Spotlight: Patty Jewett

The Patty Jewett neighborhood is one of the oldest in the city, it has seen significant development and transformation over the years while still maintaining its charm and sense of community. Patty Jewett is located just north of downtown Colorado Springs and is well known for its tree-lined streets and popular for its central location and variety of amenities. The neighborhood generally wraps around the Patty Jewett Golf course, which is the oldest municipal golf course west of the Mississippi. The boundaries for Patty Jewett are typically considered north of Uintah Street, east of Wahsatch Avenue, south of Madison Street, and bordered by the golf course on the east. 

Patty Jewett Neighborhood*Photograph by Stewarts Commercial Photographers, © Pikes Peak Library District, 013-A791.

The area was initially settled in the late 1800’s and became known for its picturesque landscapes and proximity to natural attractions like Palmer Park. The neighborhood was developed largely in two phases between 1880 - 1910, with a second era of residential development from approximately 1925 - 1950. The houses tend to be slightly smaller and less elaborate in architectural style than those in the nearby historic Old North End. In Patty Jewett you'll find turn-of-the-century Victorians, Craftsman bungalows, and 1940s and 50s ranch style homes along with newer infill development. The variety of homes in the neighborhood remains one of its most attractive features for buyers.


Neighborhood info for Patty Jewett - 2022-2023:

Average sales price: $475,456
Average sales price per square foot: $296

Average days on market: 29

Average age of homes: 1948

Neighborhood Hang Outs: 

  • Good Neighbors Meeting House for coffee, breakfast, and lunch
  • Patty Jewett Clubhouse—you won’t find a better patio or views!
  • Stir at the Bon Shopping Center offers everything from coffee to cocktails and light bites
  • Colorado College is just a few blocks west of Patty Jewett giving students easy access to campus.  

Events and Amenities:

  • Check out the annual Porch Fest event every September, with live local music hosted on neighborhood front porches
  • Shooks Run Trail is five blocks or less from anywhere in Patty Jewett and offers easy access to downtown
  • The Bon Shopping Center has everything the neighborhood needs including a grocery store, hardware store, gym, bank and much more

History of the Patty Jewett Golf Course:

The Patty Jewett Golf Course, which opened in 1898, was one of the earliest municipal golf courses in the United States. The course was designed by Willie Campbell and was originally known as the Town and Gown Golf Club. In 1900, gold mine owner and local businessman William Jewett was elected president of the golf course, and went on to win the club championship that year. In 1910, Jewett purchased the Town and Gown land and changed the name to Colorado Springs Golf Club. In 1919, four years after the death of his wife, Patty Jewett, he again renamed the course to honor her memory.   

The courses' namesake, Patty Stuart Jewett, was not only a prominent figure in the local community but also had a significant influence on the development of the golf course. She was a civic leader and a passionate advocate for the preservation of open spaces and recreational opportunities in the Colorado Springs area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Patty Jewett's legacy lives on through the course and the neighborhood that bears her name, reflecting her enduring commitment to the community and the preservation of open spaces for all to enjoy.