Finding Amateur Golfer's Paradise in Colorado

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Although many of you are probably preoccupied with thoughts whether McIlory Rory will take the mantle left by Tiger Woods, why these pros make it look so easy, or how to get your wife out onto the golf course - let's not forget there is another U.S. Open awaiting us. The month of June marks Women’s Golf Month (we all knew that!), leading into the 2011 Women’s U.S. Open, hosted on July 7-10th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For those of you who love golf but couldn’t make it to the PGA, you still have time to play in the same area as the LPGA Pros.

Colorado Springs has many neighborhoods which make it an ideal place to play golf. We fired up our Lifestyle Search Widget to find five Golfer’s Paradise neighborhoods within the Colorado Springs metro area:

Park Hill Median Price: $117,000 Median Income: $39, 945 Population Growth (since 2000): 12%

Fun Fact: Denver Nuggets basketball player Chauncey Billups is from here.

Divine Redeemer Median Price: $125,000 Median Income: $39,053 Population Growth (since 2000): 4%

Fun Fact: Did you even know there was a neighborhood named Divine Redeemer?

Springs Ranch Median Price: $202,000 Median Income: $76,618 Population Growth (since 2000): 3%

Fun Fact: Play golf in the same place where Katharine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful after being inspired on the summit of Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs.

North End Median Price: $219,900 Median Income: $55,060 Population Growth (since 2000): N/A

Fun Fact: Differs from Denver in that the majority of homes are wood-frame or wood-shingle rather than brick; a major fire in Denver led to stricter fire codes than in Colorado Springs.

Knob Hill Median Price: $139,000 Median Income: $42,402 Population Growth (since 2000): N/A

Fun Fact: You’ll be able to golf and then hit the town, as Knob Hill is one-mile east of downtown Colorado Springs.

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