Homes for Sale Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is an art infused community with a charming small town feel. This unique community has a very rich history and a strong cultural value to that history. The real estate in Manitou is also very special because it offers very modern, custom-built homes, but it also features old Victorian style homes as well. Manitou is known for being a very relaxed and artistic community, the typical residents here tend to be artists, retired families, and computer professionals. This community offers plenty of fun attractions and shops for residents and all the tourists who like to visit this area. The strong Native American cultural feel and theme of this little town makes it the perfect atmosphere for all free spirits and those who love enjoying the beauty of the land.

Manitou Springs has a population of just under 6,000 and attracts many artists, media personalities, designers, photographers and computer professionals. Some of the Manitou  Springs houses for sale were built before the World War II era which contributes to the historic, small town atmosphere but it also offers modern homes, mountain homes, eclectic homes, and luxury homes as well as gated communities. 

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Manitou was founded in 1872 by General William Jackson Palmer and Dr. William Abraham Bell with the intention for the city to be a health resort. The natural mineral water that is found in Manitou Springs was believed to possess healing qualities by the Ute Native American who first settled on this land. Beyond just the healing powers of the water, the land itself is so beautiful that it can help individuals heal as well. Around the 1890’s the city of Manitou really took off and became a very popular destination with several grand hotels for guests to stay in, many of which are still in operation today. This little town offers a great place to live but it also is a popular place for residents in Colorado Springs to visit as well because of all the history and unique attraction this place offers. In August of 2013 Manitou Springs suffered damage from a flash flood that occurred as a result from the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar. The flash flood damaged 20 homes in Manitou Springs and threatened many other structures and businesses. 

Public Utilities

Manitou Springs is served by Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service public utility service providing, electricity, natural gas, waste water and water.  This is a community based utility company where decisions are made here in Colorado Springs and board members are voted in by community citizens.

Manitou Springs Schools

Manitou Springs is part of school district 14 and according to, serves about 1500 children in kindergarten to grade twelve. The town has three public schools; Manitou Springs Elementary, Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School. Some, who commute to Colorado Springs for work, may choose to enroll their children in a private or charter school in Colorado Springs.


The weather in the Manitou community is just as gorgeous as the rest of the state, offering around 300 days of sunshine a year! Living in Manitou residents will experience all four seasons a year, with the snow storms of the winter, being typically rather mild. The Colorado air is crisp and offers little to no humidity, making it the perfect weather to enjoy the stunning Colorado terrain. The only drawback is being weary of high fire danger in those hot summer months, the trees and greenery can get very dry. 

Restaurants & Geography

When it comes to dining options Manitou is the perfect place for dining at any time of the day. Most if not all of the dining in Manitou are locally owned and operated. Some of the best places to eat in Manitou are: The Sahara Café, Crystal Park Cantina, The Dive, Heart of Jerusalem Café, Keg Lounge, Ruffrano’s Hell’s Kitchen Pizza, The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant, The Kitchen, The Cliff House Dining Room, and Savelli’s Pizza. Each of these restaurants are unique and offer quality, delicious food, however if sweets sound like a better idea, Manitou has the fix for that as well. There are several places to get a sweet bite to eat, like: Colorado Custard Company, Pike’s Peak Chocolate and Ice Cream, and Patsy’s. Patsy’s offers some of the best salt water taffy ever made, it’s a must have when going to Manitou. 

Geography plays a very important role in the atmosphere of Manitou. The city is nestled just perfectly right up against the base of Pike’s Peak which dictates the attraction of many tourists and residents. In addition to being located at the base of Pike’s Peak, Manitou is surrounded by mountains to the south and west. 


Manitou Springs is a small mountain town that is rich in culture and history. Whether you are an aspiring artist or writer that loves the mountain town feel and the artisan atmosphere or a professional who works downtown Colorado Springs but wants to live in a Victorian style home near the mountains, Manitou Springs offers something completely different than the standard cookie cutter subdivision.

Subdivisions within Manitou Springs include; Craftwood Inn, Cascade, Crystal Hills, Crystal Park, Crystal Ridge, Manitou, Manitou Mesa, Moss Property, Peakview, Rockledge and Wilderness Valley.  

Manitou Springs is conveniently located near several big neighborhoods, they include: Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Ute Pass, Cascade-Chipita Park, and Woodland Park. The remaining surrounding areas are mountains, they include: Mt. Manitou, Red Mountain and Englemann Canyon.


The best part about Manitou is all the fun and exciting attractions that it has to offer for everyone. Manitou is full of rich history, one of the best places to learn about the history of this charming little community is by visiting Miramont Castle, located right in Manitou. Miramont Castle was built in 1895 as a private home for Father Jean Baptist Francolon. The architecture of the castle is a perfect representation of the Victorian Era, and due to its historic heritage and architectural variation it is now a National register of Historic Places. Beyond a great history lesson, Manitou offers a host of other attractions to keep everyone entertained. The Penny Arcade located in this community is a blast because it features not only new arcade games, but old time arcade games as well. The old games and old buildings add to the intensity of the historic atmosphere and bring joy to everyone. Beyond the arcade and castle there are numerous little boutique shops to look around in and buy special items. If all the shopping and playing games doesn’t sound amusing, Manitou has some of the best hiking trails in all of Colorado Springs. The most popular being the Manitou Incline. This hike is no average hike, it’s a one-mile hike with a 2,000-foot climb in elevation. The stairway takes guests up Pike’s Peak and offers some of the most breath taking views of Colorado Springs. 

Manitou is the perfect little vacation get away town that you end up never leaving. The atmosphere of Manitou is like on where else, the city events and unity that the community feels is nothing but positive. The real estate is unique, whether it’s a modern custom build, or a 100-year-old Victorian home, it offers something that other places can’t. Manitou Springs has the artistic feel and positive atmosphere that can’t be matched anywhere else!

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