Welcome to Fountain and Widefield
These nationally-ranked Colorado Springs communities continue to rise in popularity.
The budding neighborhoods of Fountain and Widefield are sought-after for their convenient locale and incredible amenities. Located in the southeast corner of Colorado Springs, these suburbs boast highly active ZIP codes for home sales. Fountain and Widefield have been nationally-ranked for their hot real estate sales. The majority of properties here are single-family homes that range from bungalows to estates. However, there is a nice selection of apartments, townhomes, and condos too. Both areas have also seen a skyrocket in commercial development, which has brought a variety of restaurants and shops to the communities. Fountain and Widefield are close to several military bases. Additionally, the big-city culture of Colorado Springs is just under fifteen minutes away.
Located at the bottom of Pikes Peak, Fountain is a small Colorado Springs town. The delightful neighborhood is spirited and welcoming, as many of the locals have ties to the military.
Widefield is an unincorporated community within El Paso County. The rising neighborhood offers the perfect balance of quaintness and liveliness, as it is a smaller community with growing amenities.
What to Love
- Budding neighborhoods
- Ideally located
- A wide range of neighborhood amenities
- New housing and commercial development
- Small-town feel with big-city convenience
Although they continue to grow with new housing and commercial developments, Fountain and Widefield still have a small-town feel. Being that Fort Carson is in the vicinity, Fountain and Widefield are proud military communities that cater to serving families. These suburbs are ideally located in Colorado Springs since they are set away from all the hustle and bustle yet a quick drive to the city. Overall, the atmosphere here has a country vibe, and the locals are friendly.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Popular national food chains abound in the area, such as the beloved chicken joint Chick-fil-A and donut and coffeehouse Shipley Do-Nuts. Local restaurants represent the state’s culinary scene well, such as Black Bear Diner. This cozy eatery serves up scrumptious American comfort food in a woodsy setting. You can find some authentic New York-style pizza in the area too! Borriello Brothers Real New York Pizza crafts thin pizza pies and bakes them until they’re golden crisp and ridiculously tasty.
Entertainment in the area shows off the western charm of Fountain and Widefield. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum shares the history of the Rocky Mountain State, cowboys and all. The Flying W Ranch is another fun outing where you can listen to a live country music band or holiday performance.
There are little shopping strips here and there that have shops and services for locals to enjoy. However, both Fountain and Widefield are still growing their retail complexes.
Things to Do
Just like the rest of the state, Fountain and Widefield have gorgeous natural landscapes that locals love to relish with outdoor experiences. Fountain Creek Regional Park is an adorable public park that is open year-round. Here, you can fish, explore multiple trails, or picnic. John Metcalfe Memorial Park is another outdoor recreation park full of trails. The green space serves as a community nature preserve that has old farm history throughout.
Venetucci Farm is a fun local spot that hosts regular happenings. Their yearly Pumpkin Festival is always a hit during the fall months. Residents gather to pick pumpkins, shop at the fall farm store, and do arts and crafts. The Flower Farm is another vibrant event featuring all types of colorful flowers that are available to pick and take home. Music, games, food trucks, and drinks are served at the event as well.
Students in Fountain attend schools in the wonderful Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, while those in Widefield are served by the great Widefield School District 3.
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