The frontier spirit is personified in Old Colorado City. Eclectic shops, quaint bars and art galleries line the central street and are surrounded by rustic homes from the turn of the century that sit peacefully beneath towering oak trees. Farther beyond the central area new and progressive homes are being built in the Gold Hill Area where gold from Cripple Creek had been refined in another age. An important chapter in old west history was written here, and invites you to be a part of it!
The median sale price of homes in this area is $165,400; however home prices here range dramatically. Homes in the older part of the area can sell as low as $90,000 while homes in the newer areas can range to $500,000 and beyond. Also, many of the older homes have been re-done and updated to provide modern amenities amidst old world atmosphere.
Old Colorado City has much more to offer than just the shops and bars though. One of the most popular public festivals, Territory Days, is held right on Main St. every Spring. People from all over the state come to buy trinkets and tee shirts from hundreds of small booths, have their picture taken with a Bald Eagle, and relax in the Beer Garden. Other events that are held here are the Great Pumpkin Weigh Off, art walks, farmer's markets, Harvest in the Park and Good Times Car Show.
Of course, being this close to the mountains also means excellent outdoor recreational opportunities. Nearby Bear Creek Regional Park, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Garden of the Gods have miles of trails for hiking and biking, picnic areas, a bike skills area, dog parks, rock climbing and much more.
District 11 is the main district here, which as the largest district in the city gives parents and students the most educational opportunities; as well as offering the only public montessori program for elementary age students right in Old Colorado City at Buena Vista Elementary School. High School age students here attend mostly Coronado and Palmer High Schools.
Colorado Ave runs right through the center of Old Colorado City and is often referred to by locals as 'Main St'. Hwy 24 runs on the south side of the area and provides easy access to I-25 and downtown Colorado Springs, as well as west to fly-fishing rivers and ski resorts. Uintah Rd on the North side provides easy access to eastern Colorado Springs.
With its old west charm, stately homes, shopping, restaurants, festival and outdoor opportunities, Old Colorado City is a great place to own a home in Colorado Springs.