At 5,546 feet above sea level, Colorado Springs CO real estate in Fountain Valley is separated by Fort Carson from the exclusive Broadmoor neighborhoods and Downtown Colorado Springs homes. Fountain Valley is a rapidly growing area of Colorado Springs real estate. New-home developments in Fountain Valley’s three communities of Fountain, Security, and Widefield now complement the older homes on the east side of the Army base.
Located along Interstate 25 about 10 miles south of the metropolitan amenities available to residents of homes in Colorado Springs, the historically charming Fountain Valley offers a balanced lifestyle for living, working, and playing. In fact, the National Civic League awarded Fountain as an “All-America City” for promoting a high quality of life. Located at the base of Pikes Peak and the rugged Rocky Mountains, the City of Fountain is called America’s Millennium City because in 1999 her racial and ethnic mix most closely resembled that of the nation as a whole.
These communities host annual events such as the Fountain Fall Festival, the Tree Light Ceremony, and the Blast Dance street festival. That last one commemorates a historical event in 1888 when politicians were traveling here to look for a site for the state capital. As the story goes, they were deterred by a runaway train that blew up a railcar of explosives.
The parks and recreational options dot the landscape. The renowned Appletree Golf Course, for one, is abuzz all season long hosting over 30 events. Fountain Creek Regional Park offers picnic areas, playground, nature trails, fishing ponds, and the Fountain Creek Nature Center. The Nature Center includes exhibits of wildlife, discovery and learning programs, guided hikes and events such as the Great Blue Heron Homecoming, Big Bug Day, Mushroom Fair, Jack O’Lantern Trail, Full Moon Hikes and more. Neighborhood parks are sprinkled throughout the area.
Because Fort Carson extends south of The Springs between I-25 and Highway 115, the only residential growth sprang up in Stratmoor Valley, Stratmoor Hills, and Fountain Valley. Fountain, Security, and Widefield offer a mix of neighborhoods built between the 1950s and the present. Older homes are priced from the $140s to the $200s and newer homes reach into the $200s. The median home price is $132,000.
Homes in established areas such as Countryside built in 1985 to 2003 in the southernmost portion of the valley, Sunrise Ridge build in the 1980s in Security/Widefield on the west side of Powers Boulevard, Sunrise Terrace built 2000 to 2005 in Security/Widefield south of Fountain Boulevard. New-home developments at Cross Creek, which is south of Mesa Ridge Parkway off Fountain Mesa Road, and Cheyenne Ridge, south of C&S Road on Fountain Mesa Road, feature homes in the $200s.
The Valley has a population of over 44,000. Many people are employed locally is a wide range of retail stores, independent businesses, and family owned businesses. Population projections show the area growing faster than both the state and El Paso County. Working age adults from a diverse mixture of cultures enjoy the valley communities and moderately priced cost of living. The communities are served by the Widefield School District 3 and Fountain Fort Carson School District 8.