Fountain Real Estate Information
Located in the south central part of the state, Fountain, Colorado, sits at an elevation of around 5,500 feet above sea level, right at the base of Pike's Peak. The city is home to a population of around 20,000 and is located entirely within the confines of El Paso County. Fountain is about 10 miles south of Colorado Springs, just east of Fort Carson. The median household income in the city is around $42,000.
Fountain is a great place to live, as evidenced by its awards. In 1999 The New York Times chose the city as "America's Millennium City" based on the its census statistics, saying it was the city most representative of America based on such criteria as race, income, etc. It was also named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League in 2002. The town was once an encampment for Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes of Native Americans. French explorers discovered it and named it Fountain after a nearby creek. Today it is primarily a suburb of Colorado Springs, and along with other towns Security and Widefield, makes up the Fountain Valley community.
Construction, health care and public administration are the industries in which the largest number of residents here are employed, with the nearest hospital in Colorado Springs. The city's downtown area is home to a number of small cafes, an old bakery and a gift shop. Its new city hall plaza features a number of fountains to commemorate the city's name.
There are approximately 100 acres of community and neighborhood parks sprinkled throughout Fountain, including its largest, Metcalfe Park. Nearby are attractions such as Appletree Golf Course, which offers players sweeping view of the Rockies as the tee off. The public school system consists of three elementary schools, two junior highs and a high school, plus an alternative high school.