Welcome to Old Colorado City
Cozy homes in Colorado Springs’ historic district
Once recognized as an independent town, Old Colorado City now proudly holds the title of Colorado Springs’ historic commercial district. Located just west of central Colorado Springs, and within minutes of the vast beauty of Garden of the Gods, the neighborhood enjoys all the very best of city and countryside living.
As a quiet outpost, Old Colorado City’s population and activity boomed after several coal mines were opened in the area. Since then, the neighborhood has developed into a popular property market where old-world charm meets hip cafes, restaurants, and social venues.
Thanks to the district’s industrial past, many of the homes available in Old Colorado City are renovated townhouses interspersed with a few single-family homes that are typically in high demand. These properties are most popular among individuals and small families searching for a cozy, quaint space to call home while maintaining access to all of Colorado Springs and the surrounding natural landscape’s recreational amenities.
What to Love
- Many hip eateries and bars in the area
- Overwhelming old-world historic feel
- Homes are available for every budget
- Easy access to the city center
Living in Old Colorado City feels like traveling back in time, except with all the modern restaurants, cafes, and amenities still open and bustling with activity. As a well-preserved historic district, the neighborhood enjoys an abundance of small-town charm, while still offering residents an active, social lifestyle revolving around the district’s many boutique stores, dining, and entertainment venues.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Thanks to the picturesque streets and quaint commercial real estate on offer in Old Colorado City, the neighborhood plays host to many excellent eateries and bars. Paravicini’s Italian Bistro is a firm favorite among locals who enjoy hearty portions of classic Italian dishes and pastas in a welcoming, relaxed setting. In keeping with the European theme, the Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant offers visitors an intimate, fine-dining experience like no other. With tabletop fondue and grilling stations, customers looking to get interactive with their food while enjoying world-class service and an extensive wine list won’t go wrong with reserving their spot at this busy hole-in-the-wall eatery.
For those in search of the perfect margarita and authentic Mexcian cuisine, no one does it better than Amanda’s Fonda, which serves delicious meals from burritos to fajitas and everything in between. And, for a change of scenery and flavor profiles, most residents swear by Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna, where you can enjoy classic Greek food in a lively venue with terrace views of the beautiful nearby mountain range.
The neighborhood’s historic shopping district is another popular attraction and boasts a range of eclectic boutiques and streetside cafes, including names like All That Glitters, a fine jewelry gallery, Delilah’s Fashion Truck, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Things to Do
As a lively district near the heart of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City offers residents and visitors a range of activities and fun things to do. Territory Days are held every Memorial Day Weekend and host over 180 food, craft, and entertainment booths which can be enjoyed to live music and performances including Native American dancing and re-enactments of Wild West gun fights. The neighborhood also hosts a popular 4th of July Celebration at Bancroft Park, which includes live bands, food, and fun in the park.
And, for those in search of a more regular event to attend, Old Colorado City hosts an Art Walk on the first Friday of every month. The walk brings residents from across the city to browse through the neighborhood's many art galleries and studios while placing the spotlight on a range of beautiful art pieces that are available for purchase.
Residents of Old Colorado City enjoy unrivaled access to the very best educational opportunities the city has to offer. These include:
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