Offering both rural and city options for southern Colorado Springs CO real estate, the City of Fountain, Colorado has also been chosen as the New York Times Millennium City as well as an All-American City by the National Civic League. Real estate in Fountain CO and in the neighboring communities of Widefield and Security is popular for military families due to the presence of the Fort Carson, Peterson, and Schriever military bases.
Some of the centrally located new-home neighborhoods in Fountain, only ten miles from amenities and real estate in Colorado Springs, are Countryside North, Legendary Homes, and Cross Creek where buyers can find average-sized homes in the $200,000s. Established neighborhoods and more rural offerings extend the selection for these southern Colorado Springs CO homes.
Several indicators add up to make an award-winning community. The location near the Front Range, a great recreation and park system, variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, diverse employment options, educational aspects, the cost of living index, and quality of life all add in to the equation.
From the healing spas in the bigger city to the world-class skiing and gold-medal fishing to Pike’s Peak hiking par excellence—residents find plenty of ways to get out and bask in beauty and relaxation. Trail systems lace through the community and the Fountain Creek nature Center offers learning programs and wildlife exhibits to engender appreciation of the natural surrounds. There are many parks right in town and everything from playgrounds to ball fields to fishing ponds to make every day special. Golfers easily roll out onto the Appletree Golf Course that overlooks the Front Range. Recreation programs run by the WMCA and the school district’s sports and pool complex are also popular.
During leisure time, residents also find a large number of nationally recognized brand restaurants and stores complement the unique boutiques and eateries in the city of over 20,000 people. The most-frequented shopping destinations are the Mesa Ridge Shopping Center, the Citadel mall, and Powers Corridor. Community events like the Fall Festival highlight the small-town atmosphere. And folks also come out to cheer for the minor league baseball’s Sky Sox. In addition, up Interstate 25 at the World Arena Event Center, families take in outstanding musical and athletic events. The Pikes Peak International Raceway in turn welcomes many visitors to the city.
The Widefield School District serves the families by providing safe learning environments that support its goal to nurture life-long learners and upstanding citizens. From the Mesa Ridge High School and its academically rich environment to the high-tech Janitell Middle School, to elementary schools, the district is hopping. Parents and volunteers assist the staff in a variety of ways to ensure a great school system.
Perched at an elevation of 5,545 feet, the city is a Home Rule Municipality in El Paso County with a median household income of approximately $45,000.