Railroad Springs


Sitting at 7,000 ft and home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world, Flagstaff is as unique to its state of Arizona as each neighborhood within Flagstaff is unique to the city. We often hear Flagstaff residents say they love the tight-knit community feel that Flagstaff neighborhoods bring. Learn more about what makes each neighborhood unique and what you can expect if you consider buying a home here.

Railroad Springs is located west of Downtown Flagstaff just off of old Route 66. This quiet, established neighborhood is the perfect place to live and enjoy the natural beauty of Flagstaff! Railroad Springs allows its residents to instantly connect to nature with its access to many nearby trails perfect for hiking and biking, as well as beautiful parks for residents of every age to enjoy.

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What Neighbors Are Saying About Living in Railroad Springs:

“I love the proximity to trails. It is a quiet friendly neighborhood and is close to downtown shops and restaurants. It is also a more affordable neighborhood in Flagstaff.”


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Distance To…

Grocery Store

2 miles

Arizona Snowbowl

17 miles


2 miles

Grand Canyon

86 miles


4 miles


145 miles


3 miles

Las Vegas

252 miles

School District

Railroad Springs live in the Flagstaff Unified School District. The nearest public schools to Railroad Springs are Marshall Elementary School, Mount Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. The Flagstaff Unified School District is comprised of 15 school sites and, with open enrollment, residents of Flagstaff Ranch have the option of attending any school in the district as long as there is enough classroom space to accommodate the student.

Neighborhood elevation

Railroad Springs sits at an elevation of 7,076 ft.

Famous For:

Railroad Springs is a great neighborhood to look for affordable housing near many well-maintained trails and beautiful parks that are perfect for a family picnic or a quick pick-up game.

Best Trails...
  • Railroad Springs Trail
    • This 2,585-foot paved path runs straight through the neighborhood and is a part of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System and runs north from Route 66 and connects to the Tunnel Springs trail. 
  • Tunnel Springs Trail
    • Tunnel Springs is a 2.5-mile trail that runs from the north side of the neighborhood through the Observatory Mesa Natural Area and connects to the Mars Hill Trail.
Best Things to Do...
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Parks
Best For...

With many housing options including townhomes, condos, and manufactured single-family homes Railroad Springs is a great neighborhood to find a starter home and establish yourself in Flagstaff. Railroad Springs is also a great place to live if you practice an active lifestyle. Residents enjoy easy access to trails and nearby parks like Fort Tuthill Country Park and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

The History of Railroad Springs

Railroad Springs was developed in the early 2000s and is a relatively new neighborhood with the average year of construction being 2004. Living in the neighborhood offers constant reminders that it is situated in the largest ponderosa pine forest in the world with 53% of the neighborhood offering tree coverage. Living in Railroad Springs also offers a glimpse into the past of one of America’s most famous landmarks by sitting just off of Historic Route 66 which connected Chicago, IL with Santa Monica, CA, and has a long history of bringing transcontinental tourism to Flagstaff.

If Railroad Springs was a Netflix Series, it Would Be...

It would be Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Railroad Springs is a highly desirable area for first-time homeowners made up of mostly manufactured homes but also includes a few townhome sites built between 2000-2016. Its location to I40, the airport, and NAU make it desirable for easy access to most areas in town.

If Railroad Springs was a Star Wars Character, it Would Be….

I think it would be Wicket W. Warrick, everyone’s favorite Ewok. It’s adorned in the trees, on the smaller side, but fierce in it’s sense of community. It’s adorable and greatly underestimated. Just like Wicket.

If Railroad Springs was a cast iron recipe, it would be...

It would be Fried Chicken.

If Railroad Springs was a band, it would be…

It would be The Grateful Dead. The train runs behind Ralroad Springs so if you wanted to be a train hopper you could do it from there and I feel a lot of train hoppers listen to The Dead.

If Railroad Springs was a dog, it would be…

It would be a Basset hound.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Railroad Springs:

What Is The Average Home Value In Railroad Springs?

Home prices went up 27% in Railroad Springs in 2022 compared to 2021. The median home price in the first quarter of 2022 was $415,000.

What Is The Average Lot Size In Railroad Springs?

The average lot size is 5,000 square feet which is slightly below the national average, however, homes in Railroad Springs make up for this with their proximity to city parks which offer plenty of room for kids to play and to walk the dog.



Weather in Flagstaff

Weather in Flagstaff


With four distinct seasons, Flagstaff’s weather offers something for everyone. Warm and bright sunshine in the summer, chilly mornings with colorful aspens in the fall, snow with freezing temperatures in the winter, and a mix of everything in the spring. The average high in the summer is 80ºF and a low of 53ºF. During the cold season of late November to early March, the average daily high is below 49ºF. The hottest month is July and the coldest month is December. Flagstaff’s mountain elevation does bring summer monsoon storms that keep the trails in great shape and the hot days to a minimum.

Market Trends

Flagstaff has historically had a market based on high demand and low inventory. This creates a seller’s market, with buyers scooping up Flagstaff homes quickly as they come on the market. In the past 20 years, home prices have increased in Arizona by an average rate of 4.15%. In 2021 – they doubled! Although new homes are being built in Flagstaff and surrounding communities like Bellemont and Kachina Village, we expect it to continue to be a seller's market for years to come.

Our Community

Flagstaff is a tightly knit community that offers small-town vibes with all the city amenities you need. With its bustling downtown life, numerous mountain adventures and active Northern Arizona University campus, Flagstaff is home to a diverse community. Weekly summer farmer’s markets, art walks, theater happenings, local breweries, shopping and restaurants are all within walking distance of Downtown Flagstaff. There are seven national parks and monuments within 80 miles of Flagstaff, including Walnut National Monument and the Grand Canyon. With Sedona’s unique landscape just 45 minutes to the south and Snowbowl Ski Resort just 30 minutes to the north, Flagstaff is an outdoor lovers’ paradise.

Meet Your Local Flagstaff
Realty Team


Marian Armstrong


Linda Kiehne


Eric Davis


Kelly Kasprzyk


Tad Moore


Jessica Garard


Sara Holloway

Arin Wheeler

Arin Wheeler

Keith Cohen

Keith Cohen


Cody Bauer

With a combined 100 years of experience, the Best Flagstaff Homes Realty team knows a thing or two about Flagstaff neighborhoods. We’ve learned to navigate Flagstaff market trends with expertise, knowledge, great skill and care, and a lot of laughter! We’d love to be the team that introduces you to Flagstaff neighborhoods and helps you find what you’re looking for in your next home. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or already have some real estate experience under your belt, our experienced team will find you your dream home in Flagstaff.

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