So you’re moving to Fountain, Colorado. Fountain sits at the base of Pike’s Peak not far from Cheyenne Mountain. Those “purple mountains’ majesty” can be seen from the back door of houses for sale in Fountain CO. The song was written here.
While you’re planning your 26 minute commute to work in ten miles away Colorado Springs, we’ll tell you all about not only homes for sale Fountain CO. We’ll tell you the statistics you need to know as well as great stuff to do in Fountain and Colorado Springs. Pull up a packing box and a cup of coffee, and we’ll get started.
There hasn’t been a recent census, so the estimated 2018 population of Fountain is 30,454. All these people live on 25 square miles of land in El Paso County with a little water thrown in for recreation. It’s still a relatively young town with a mix of ages, ethnicity, home prices, and incomes, among other statistics.
The median age in Fountain is 30, although 12 percent of the population is senior. They make around $57,000 annually and pay about $185,000 for their Fountain Colorado real estate. The majority of the homes are rented, but almost 40 percent of Fountain Colorado homes for sale are owned by their occupants.
If you work at home, you’ll have compatriots among your neighbors. However, there not being much in the way of public transport, most homeowners drive to work. A few carpool. Although commuting is always the uppermost thought in the minds of buyers of homes for sale in Fountain CO, the walkability of the neighborhood and town are good points for consideration.
Ramona Williams of the Keller Williams Partners will show you new homes in Fountain Colorado within view of the plains, mountains, as well as water. Walking along under the incredibly blue Colorado sky, you’ll be surrounded by some of the rarest atmosphere in the country.
You can’t just move into houses for sale in Fountain CO without having something to do afterward. Once you move in and get a good look at those purple mountains we were discussing, you won’t want to do anything else. However, there are things to do for those in the family more physically inclined.
Nothing is more physical than speed. For those who always wanted to be Richard Petty or Dale Earnhardt, there’s the Pike’s Peak International Raceway. The track hosts drivers of all types including professional ones. You, however, can test your skill in driving at incredible speeds around a professional track.
The track is open 365 days and offers not only racing, but film productions, concerts, and festivals. Runs are hosted here as well as proms.
This is another attraction open even in winter. If you like hiking amid marshes, cottonwood tree forests, Fountain Creek, ponds, and meadows, then you’ll like the Nature Center. Birds aplenty will keep you busy listening for calls and watching colorful wings take to the air. Those interested in plants and wildlife won’t be disappointed.
You can’t enjoy buying homes for sale Fountain CO without music. Not only that, you’ll need to know if there’s a farmer’s market nearby from which to stock the kitchen with fresh fruits, veggies, homemade goodies, and crafts.
Now, about that music. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will appear November 17 at The Broadmoor World Arena. HellYeah, Nonpoint and DEEPFALL will be at The Black Sheep on November 29. Collie Buddz will be there on November 17. On the 14, look for MercyMe and Crowder, and on the 3rd, be prepared to see Double Dare at Pike’s Peak Center for the Performing Arts.
Ah, but that’s not all the fun to be had in Fountain and Colorado Springs. If you love festivals, then you’re going to be in heaven when you buy one of the Fountain Colorado homes for sale.
Real estate agent Ramona Williams can give you a more complete run-down of the area festivals, but a few are the Rocky Mountain Antique Festival and the Beasts and Brewfest (we wonder what the beasts are all about, too.) There are Christmas Gift festivals and workshops, lots of beer festivals, arts and crafts festivals, film festivals, food festivals, and lots more for your pleasure.
Farmer’s markets are held in dozens of places, usually on the weekends. A list of this year’s markets can be found online.
Families requiring four to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms will find just the thing in Fountain Colorado real estate. Whether 1,600 square feet will suit you, or you need up to 4,000 square feet, Ramona Williams will show you the houses. You won’t see grand Mediterranean style homes here. The homes are generally mid-century modern to modern on one-quarter acre to an acre.
Beginning in the mid-$200s and going up, homes for sale in Fountain CO don’t stay on the MLS for very long. One of the reasons is the excellently rated Fountain 8 School District. With between 400 and 650 students, the teacher to student ratio is 16:1, better than most public school systems in larger cities.
Fountain offers five elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools for your children to attend. Both parents and students very highly rate the school system here. Test scores are approximately 42 percent against a state average of 45 percent. Four percent of students take AP math courses as opposed to five percent of the state. Eleven percent of students take AP science courses as opposed to five percent of the state.
New homes in Fountain Colorado are only ten miles from the center of Colorado Springs. This means the largely military-centered job market in addition to the hospitality, space, and electronics industries will have plenty of jobs open. If you’re transferring here for a job from a former location, then Ramona Williams can show you the perfect house for you and your family.