Welcome to Woodland Park
Upscale cabin-style living in “The City Above the Clouds”
Located a mere 20 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, the city of Woodland Park is known for its abundant natural beauty, views of Pikes Peak mountain from nearly every street, and plentiful small-town charm. This mountainous city is popular among families and individuals who work in Colorado Springs but prefer to return home to a spacious living area and large, treed property lots where nature can be admired directly from their doorstep.
Thanks to Woodland Park’s many outdoor recreational attractions as well as the relative privacy and peace of its homes, the city has experienced a significant influx of new residents, turning the once dormant property market into one of the most sought-after in the region.
Initially developed to house and offer trading opportunities for the surrounding lumber industry, homes in Woodland Park are still predominantly constructed of wood, with many of the most desirable residences conforming to log cabin architecture with a more modern, upscale twist.
What to Love
- Large, rustic homes on equally expansive property lots
- Beautiful views of Pikes Peak from every home
- Quick commute to Colorado Springs
Most residents of Woodland Park commute to Colorado Springs for work. As such, the city can become particularly quiet during the day, and experience a buzz of activity in the late afternoons and evening, when locals return to their homes. Although the allure of Colorado Springs’ popular restaurants and bars draws many residents there to while away the hours after work, Woodland Park has many great eateries that keep loyal customers returning week after week.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In keeping with the city’s quaint, rustic feel, most restaurants and bars in the area offer a decidedly laid-back atmosphere and unique food offerings. The Hungry Bear is renowned for its pancakes, which form part of the restaurant’s all-day breakfast menu. With every batter made from scratch and only the very best ingredients used in crafting the perfect pancake, it’s easy to see why the spot is so popular among locals, especially those with a sweet tooth and hankering for hearty comfort food. Another comfort-food staple is AJ’s Stone Oven Pizzeria. True to the name, AJ’s serves up big portions of American-Italian pizzas and dishes in a cozy, no-frills setting.
Wine lovers moving to the city will be happy to find like-minded new friends at the Wines of Colorado restaurant, which, as the name suggests, is a wine-centric venue home to a tasting room, wine shop, and a classic American restaurant. And for those in search of the perfect sweets shop, look no further than Pikes Peak Gourmet Popcorn, a family-owned store with dozens of delicious popcorn flavors available alongside homemade fudge and assorted candies.
Things to Do
Woodland Park is located in the heart of Colorado Springs’ most beautiful natural surroundings. As such, many of the most popular recreational activities involve the outdoors. Avid fishermen revel in the excellent fishing conditions offered by the nearby Eleven Mile Reservoir and State Park. Canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, and bird watching are other popular activities within the park’s confines. Another popular outdoor destination is Memorial Park, where residents can enjoy a vast range of activities from ice skating and cycling to soccer and an indoor pool.
And, for those searching for a more fast-paced activity, a visit to Cripple Creek should do the trick. Home to several new and historic casinos, mine tours, and a range of annual events, this nearby historic town is popular among visitors from around the state.
Should a change in pace and scenery be in order, the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a popular destination for families with dino-loving children. The museum is open year-round and plays host to a range of interesting displays including dinosaurs, prehistoric reptiles, and a curated selection of fossil skeletons.
Despite being located outside of Colorado Springs, Woodland Park offers locals access to numerous highly rated schools, including:
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