What’s it Like to Live in Fountain, CO?
Meet 8z Real Estate. Picking out the perfect home in a town that suits your desired lifestyle isn’t always as easy as it should be. We’re here to help, though. We know the Colorado real estate market really well. That’s why we’ve created this guide – to help you decide whether Fountain is the right place for you.
What’s it like to live in Fountain?
Fountain is the epitome of Colorado. Besides being an outdoorsman’s paradise, the nearby Pike Peak and Front Range give the city a picturesque backdrop. I love Fountain’s unique community and culture – it’s like a small town out of a storybook with a happy ending. Inside the city limits, Fountain is brimming with a combination of charming country lifestyle and urban amenities like boutiques and eateries. Just outside the city limits, the famous Colorado Springs awaits.
What types of homes are in Fountain?
Fountain is a hotbed of single-family and ranch-style homes. The suburban-style residences range from insanely affordable to absolutely luxurious. Horse ranches populate Fountain’s perimeter. Downtown, the homes are old-timey and quaint. Because there is so much to choose from, I recommend telling our agents just what it is you have in mind. From there, you can significantly narrow down your search. Whether you need a five-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion or a one-bedroom condo, you’ll certainly have plenty to shop from in Fountain.
Because Fountain is both a small town and so close to the great outdoors, homes here gel with both of these lifestyle traits. You’ll find it’s easy to fit your skiing equipment alongside your car in the garage. Come wintertime, it’s a short trip west to the Rocky Mountains. The rolling Great Plains are east of Fountain, so no matter where your home is the view will be breathtaking.
What’s unique about Fountain?
Fountain is certainly its own unique town. City trails attract bikers, joggers, and horseback riders. Because the weather is mild all year round, residents can’t get enough of the beautiful parks.
At the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Fountain residents can take real race-cars around the track. The four tracks – short, speedway, super speedway, and Canadian – are enough to keep even the most enthusiastic driver busy. Each driver goes out on the track with an individual spotter to coach and record laps, so novices don’t have to worry about safety.
The Fountain Creek Nature Center is a super place for kids to explore different wildlife scenes. Kids love to walk the wetlands here to spot great blue herons. The Center’s ponds, marshes, meadows, cottonwood forests, and the local Fountain Creek offer endless opportunities for exploring.
The Fountain Farmers Market helps keep active residents properly fueled with local produce and artisanal foodstuffs. Even if your fridge is fully stocked, it’s worth it to stop by and browse the natural soap and candy products.
Where are the good schools in Fountain?
Parents can expect a good education for their young kids. Because priorities can differ from family to family, parents can explore all that Fountain and the surrounding Colorado Springs area have to offer before making any final decisions. Our agents can help you narrow down your options and shop for homes in the best school districts. Take a peek at some of the best schools within a 10-mile radius of Fountain to get started:
- Cheyenne Mountain Elementary | Grades K-6 | 5250 Farthing Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
- Carmel Middle | Grades 6-8 | 1740 Pepperwood Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
- James Irwin Charter High | Grades 9-12 | 5525 Astrozon Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
What are the best things to do in Fountain?
Nature is an inescapable part of local Fountain culture. Personally, I’m a fan of the nearby Rocky Mountains and all the hiking, skiing, and climbing opportunities that go along with them. The local Great Plains don’t get as much media hype, but this unique grassland prairie ecosystem is home to some of Colorado’s most diverse wildlife. Residents can get involved by volunteering to help protect local forests.
Colorado Springs is just a few miles north of Fountain, and residents love to head here for a bigger city experience. Take a day trip to explore the beautiful red cliffs in the Garden of the Gods. The local National Museum of World War II Aviation is another great Colorado Springs attraction. I love it because it offers unique insight into the way WWII shaped the world in which we now live.
Is Fountain right for me?
If you strive to live an active, healthy lifestyle, you can count on Fountain to help you achieve your goals. When it comes to outdoor adventures, the city’s natural surroundings can’t be beat. The Rocky Mountains contribute to the town’s incredibly beauty, so you can’t help but want to be outside, cooking on your barbecue or playing with your kids. If you love to try new foods, you’ll find enough local restaurants to keep you interested – both in Fountain and in nearby Colorado Springs. When you get bored of the usual mall shops, head downtown and browse the boutiques.
If Fountain sounds good to you, don’t hesitate to give one of our agents a quick call. We can help you further explore the town and even narrow down your search until you’ve found exactly what it is you want.