Fountain, Colorado Real Estate and Homes for Sale
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About Fountain, Colorado
Fountain, Colorado is located 10 miles from downtown Colorado Springs and minutes from the gates of Ft. Carson. Fountain, Security, and Widefield are three suburban communities that make up what’s known as Fountain Valley, a growing area in El Paso County. Fountain is home to Pikes Peak International Raceway and many strip centers and restaurants.
Sitting along the banks of Fountain Creek, Fountain provides an abundance of trails for hiking, biking, and dog walking. Nearly half of Fountain is comprised of families with children under 18. Therefore, you’ll often find the trails traversed by families and their furry friends. The mild Colorado temperatures draw people outside year-round.
The median age is around 30 and the median income is in the low $40s. This makes Fountain an affordable market for young families and first-time homebuyers. Fountain is a well-balanced community that welcomes all families in its 24 square mile area.
Country living with urban amenities describes Fountain, Colorado. Located along I-25 it’s a quick trip to Colorado Springs, the Westside (as locals call the area including Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs located just west of downtown), and Pueblo, home of the Colorado State Fair. Olde Town is the epicenter of Fountain offering locally owned shops, family owned restaurants, and hosting farmers markets, holiday parades, walking tours, and other family activities. Fountain offers movies in the park and numerous options to entertain the entire family.
Fountain, Colorado offers a robust selection of sports through its parks and recreation department along with schools that place a priority on academic achievement and STEM education. The school district, Fountain-Ft Carson School District 8, serves many of our military families who are stationed at Ft Carson. Eight elementary schools feed into the Fountain-Ft Carson High School serving just shy of 2,000 students.
Residents of Fountain enjoy the feel of small town life along the Front Range as they marvel at Pikes Peak in the near distance, stroll along the banks of the Fountain River, or pack a family picnic to enjoy a movie in the park or dine in Olde Town. If they yearn for big city amenities, Colorado Springs is 15 minutes away, Pueblo less than an hour, and Denveran hour’s drive to arts, culture, and an international airport. Fountain Valley is attracting families and businesses are responding by locating in the recently built strip centers and outparcels. From Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Safeway to the long-standing mom and pop diners, you’ll find it in Fountain, Colorado.
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