Old Colorado City Homes for Sale
Old Colorado City is registered as a historic district and had the short lived title of the capital of the territory of Colorado and the county seat. After its 5-day stint as the unofficial capital of the territory, legislators moved their meeting to Denver, which has been the capital of Colorado since then.
Old Colorado City had the potential to be a bustling town because it was situated in a prime location between the mountain towns drawing miners to the Gold Rush, the plains sprouting the agricultural fruits of the area, and the new roads being built to Denver. This historic district’s rich history runs deep and residents who are multi-generational residents of Colorado can share stories passed down from their grandparents.
If you like historic charm and neighbors who know your name, Old Colorado City could be the perfect place to locate your family. Most of the homes are single family or townhomes built with the charm of days gone by. The lots tend to be close together, and each home is unique in size and style. There are no subdivisions or tract homes here. A few of the historic homes or empty lots are now being redeveloped, and contemporary homes are dotting the landscape occasionally between the Victorian homes that Old Colorado City is known for.
“Shop, dine, discover” is the motto of Old Colorado City and this little neighborhood gives you the opportunity to do that. With a walking “downtown” area, there are more than 100 shops, all unique to the local area that offer boutique shopping and local dining. There are also a few lofts available for rent or sale, perfect for the “urban dweller”. Old Colorado City doesn’t offer big box stores or chain restaurants. Here you’ll find local favorites like Mother Muff’s, Bon Ton’s Cafe, and Dat’s Italian to grab a bite. Boutiques such as All that Glitters, Pink Cadillac Boutique, and Mountain Moppets Children’s Boutique have drawn passers-by in for a unique find and a brief conversation.
If you want to discover, Old Colorado City has some spots along “downtown” to give you a glimpse of the past; one of the highlights is Bancroft Park where the original courthouse still stands. But, this quaint Victorian neighborhood is only a couple of miles from downtown Colorado Springs, and the world-famous Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor’s Center. Along its western edge sits Red Rock Canyon Open Space, offering acres of hiking trails for you, your kids, and your furry friends. Old Colorado City is just a short drive from Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Seven Falls, the Broadmoor, and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. These places all offer a unique host of activities that will enable you to explore for an hour or a day.
School District 11 serves the children of Old Colorado City, an area with just over 17,000 residents. For young and old alike, this gem just west of downtown Colorado Springs offers a neighborhood where neighbors shop, dine, discover, and live. Family activities and events are found throughout the year in Old Colorado City, including an art walk throughout the summer months.