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The community of Fountain is centered around the beauty of Colorado Springs. It offers some of the best views of Pike’s Peak and the Front Range. The idea behind this little community is to be more of a small town with a slower lifestyle, than the hustle of Colorado Springs. The Fountain community is a great place to raise children and live a family oriented lifestyle. Fountain is located just to the east of the Army Base Fort Carson, therefore there is a large military population in this community. In this community there are older homes on good sized plots of land, then there are newer homes located within new housing developments. The best part about the real estate in Fountain is that it is known to be priced slightly lower than its close neighbor, Colorado Springs. Fountain has something for everyone, and is also a very family friendly community. 

When considering where you would like to relocate along the Front Range, you will find that Fountain CO Real Estate, at the base of Pikes Peak, just South of Colorado Springs and home to Fort Carson Army Base, can answer the call. Search Homes for sale in Fountain Colorado.

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The city of Fountain was founded in 1859 and began as a railroad shipping center for all the local ranchers and farmers in the area. Another important date in this community’s history is “The Blast” that took place in 1888. In May of 1888 there was a collision between a freight train and a passenger train. The freight train was carrying eighteen tons of explosives and the passenger train was full of people. Luckily quite a few people were able to escape the train and avoid the collision, however lots of people were injured, and several structures destroyed. The collision was suspected to be caused by two disgruntled men who were kicked off the train. Unfortunately, this crime was never brought to justice, and there is a commemoration dance and get together held every year at Fountain’s City Hall Plaza in the summer. 


Fountain Department of Utilities

Fountain real estate is served by the city's own electric and water utilities serving that the entire Fountain, Colorado area. Incorporated in 1903, the city has a slower, small town lifestyle – a town that makes it comfortable to live and breathe here.



There are two school districts that serve Fountain homes and families.
Fountain – Fort Carson School District 8 – 7 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools, 1 High School and 1 Secondary School combined have an enrollment of 6,584 students.
Widefield School District 3 – 7 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 2 High Schools, 1 Alternative High School, North Preschool and D3 My Way (online) combined have an enrollment of 8,848 students.
The number of pupils in the two districts is a reflection of the wonderful family environment you will find in the Fountain Valley area. This is a great place to raise your children.    



The weather in Fountain, Colorado is very pleasant year round, with the seasonal snow storms popping up. On an average summer day, the temperatures will be in the 80’s and perfect for exploring gorgeous Colorado Springs, and the Front Range. There is typically about 250 days of sunlight a year in this stunning community, making it very enjoyable for a greater majority of the year. Another great part about Colorado is the little to no humidity, it makes spending time outdoors so much better for everyone. Not only does Colorado offer a great place to explore, but it grants the residents the best weather to do it in. 


Restaurants & Geography

Fountain offers many dining options for the locals to choose from, all of them cater to the small town feel of Fountain. Some of the local options in Fountain include: Coke’s Diner, Dragon King Chinese Restaurant, China Cottage, Bird Dog BBQ, Biscuits Café, Colorado Smokehouse, Sarge’s Grill, and Colorado’s Best Tamales. Beyond the local restaurnats there is also a host of chain places as well. Those include: Denny’s, IHOP, Noodles & Company, Paninos, Culver’s, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, 3 Margaritas, Chick-fil-A, and Taco Bell. If the dining choice in this community aren’t enough, there are plenty more just a short drive away. Colorado Springs features a plethora of different dining options. Some of the best locally owned restaurants to eat at are: King Chef Diner, Rasta Pasta, Shuga’s, Bristol Brewing Company, Garden of the Gods Gourmet, and many more. Some of the more formal dining choices include: Melting Pot, Pepper Tree Restaurant, Famous Steak House, and the array of restaurants located in and around The Broadmoor Hotel. 

Geography is an important part of the Colorado landscape and is a big reason as to why people move to this state and more specifically the Fountain community. The location of Fountain gives it not only great views of Pike’s Peak, but it’s also close enough to explore. The terrain in Fountain is slightly drier than that of Colorado Springs. The whole state overall tends to be a bit dry, hence the reason for high fire danger in the summer months. 


There are many areas to choose from when you are looking around Fountain Colorado homes for sale. Whether you want a bit of land with your home, or a close-knit neighborhood, the choice is yours.
Established neighborhoods include: Heritage, Mesa Ridge, Cross Creek and High Gate Farms have Fountain homes built by Richmond American Homes, Hallmark Building, Pulte Homes, Rocky Mountain Home Company and others.
Two of the newer developments in the area are Larson Ranch and Painted Sky at Water View.



Fountain is located right next to Fort Carson Army base, therefore the community attractions cater to a military population. In addition to Fort Carson, there is also Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, and The United States Air Force Academy. The military bases aren’t open to the public, however the Air Force Academy is, and is a very popular tourist attraction. At the Air Force Academy visitors can learn about the rich history of the United States Air Force, and see the gorgeous Cadet Chapel as well. 

Beyond the small community of Fountain, Colorado Springs hosts a bunch of fun activities and attractions to explore. One of the most popular places in the city is Garden of the Gods. This attraction features natural red sandstone creations that bring people from all over the United States. If hiking through Garden of the Gods doesn’t exhaust everyone, there are plenty more hiking and biking trails around Colorado Springs that will surely exhaust anyone’s energy. The stunning Pike’s Peak is also another great attraction, individuals can either ride the train to the top, drive their own vehicle up to the top, or for the really courageous, hike all the way to the top of the 14er. Both Colorado Springs and the Fountain communities offer fun and entertainment for everyone while catering to a family environment as well. 

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