Fountain, Colorado sits just 10 miles south of Colorado Springs along the I-25 corridor and close to Fort Carson. With its small town charm, Fountain still remains a close-knit community despite its great deal of growth and development. Most homes in the area are single-family homes catering to military families, but there are also large lots of land for sale ready for development and rural properties that cater to horses, cows and other livestock to the east of downtown Fountain.
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Fountain, Colorado was built in 1859 and incorporated in 1900. Originally serving as a railroad shipping center for local ranches and farms, the city experienced a train wreck in the late 1800s commonly called “The Blast” where explosives being stored on the train created a huge crater 40 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep once it collided with another train traveling northbound to Colorado Springs. The City still commemorates this event with an annual street dance held in the Fountain City Hall.
Fountain is a Home Rule Municipality which means that it is controlled by a local self-governing body including a City Council of 6 members and a leading Mayor. The City of Fountain includes local government services including Police, Fire & EMS, a Municipal Court, and several departments that aid in the economic development and infrastructure of the area. Electricity and water services are maintained by the City of Fountain while gas services are provided by Black Hills Energy. Students that live in Fountain attend schools in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 which includes 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.
Fountain includes a wide range of shopping, restaurants, and more although there’s quite a bit of room for further economic development and expansion. The recreational parks, including Metcalf Park, are well kept and include shaded areas for a picnic, sand volleyball courts, baseball fields, skateboard parks, and covered areas for outdoor parties and get-togethers. The area also includes a golf course with a view of Pikes Peak, and the main attraction, Pikes Peak International Raceway which hosts a number of events throughout the year. While it’s not a big city with a lot to see and do, Fountain is a short drive to Colorado Springs which lets you live a quiet, small town life while still having easy access to a big city.
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