Where to Eat, Shop, Play in Briargate

A quick guide to the Northside neighborhood known for its master planning and upscale amenities. Here are area highlights for spending a day—or living—in Briargate.

Created in the 1980s and booming since the ’90s, Briargate has long drawn families looking for the newer suburban amenities of a master-planned community, as well as the high-ranking schools of District 20. Here are area highlights.

Shop

1. Promenade Shops at Briargate

The local epicenter of upscale chains. Shop the likes of Apple, Anthropologie and Lululemon. Dine at PF Chang’s, Modern Market and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar.
1885 Briargate Pkwy.
thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com

2. Chapel Hills Mall

Catch a movie, build a bear, play glowgolf or shop at the 100-some retailers, including department store anchors Macy’s and Dillard’s.
1710 Briargate Blvd.
chapelhillsmall.com

Island Tacos from Pig Latin Cocina. Photo by Lauren McKenzie/REN Creativ.

Eat

3. Salsa Brava

It’s hard to beat the housemade salsas or the margaritas at this longtime local favorite, which has grown into a restaurant group with 11 locations along the Front Range.
9429 Briar Village Pt.
salsabravacolorado.com

4. Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana

Get ready to fall in love with this brand-new eatery and its artisan pizzas baked in an oven imported from Naples.
9278 Forest Bluffs View
basilandbarley.com

5. Till Kitchen

With modern farmhouse style and a commitment to sustainable practices, Till offers a range from fresh-baked breads and wood-oven pizzas to fine dining entrees. Plus a market, bakery and The Roost Coffeehouse.
9633 Prominent Pt.
tillkitchen.com

6. Piglatin Cocina

Tacos, arepas, nachos and elote are the stars of the menu. Think Latin with a Caribbean flair, plus kimchi and creative craft cocktails.
2825 Dublin Blvd.
piglatincocina.com

Play

7. John Venezia Park

Opened in 2017, this 110-acre ranch-themed gathering space includes fields and courts for soccer, basketball, in-line hockey, pickleball and more, plus trails, pavilions and its popular summer sprayground.
3555 Briargate Pkwy.
coloradosprings.gov

8. Cottonwood Creek Park

Softball, soccer, disc golf, sledding and creekside trails have made this a favorite rec area. Plus the YMCA has a waterslide and lazy river.
7040 Rangewood Dr.
coloradosprings.gov

9. Rampart Park

The dog park, BMX track and disc golf course set apart this park behind Rampart High School.
8270 Lexington Dr.
coloradosprings.gov

The Neighbors

From starter homes to executive golf club living, Briargate has almost all size, type and price of home. The average sale price for the first half of 2018 was $409,950, with homes selling at 100.1 percent of list price, according to data from Pikes Peak Realtor Services Corporation. Established subdivisions, such as Summerhill and Charleston Place, remain desirable. But new developments Cordera, Wolf Ranch and Pine Creek remain popular with upscale amenities and new-build options.

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