Old Colorado City
If we head back in time to 1859, during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, you will discover a little mining town that was once known as Colorado City, where the mining industry processed gold and used the city as a supply hub. Although back then, this area was a town all on its own, today it is a beautiful little neighborhood that is currently known as Old Colorado City to the rest of Colorado Springs that offers beautiful homes, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. Located on the west side of town, between the downtown area and Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
With its rich history, Old Colorado City offers some great living options ranging from apartments on top of commercial buildings as well as beautiful and historic homes throughout the area as well as a few apartment complexes to pick from. If you choose to live in this area, you are promised great shopping and restaurants all within a short distance of your new home. Another favorite part of this area is the amazing views of our favorite mountain top—Pike’s Peak and the front range. The area is small, but it doesn’t fall short on amenities and charm with plenty of sidewalks for evening walks and enjoying the Colorado outdoors, some great old local shops, and yummy dining options.
Tourists and locals are both attracted to this area for the views and shopping and the events held around this area. You’ll find art walks being held from April thru December that take you through the local art galleries and studios. The Territory Days is another popular celebration held in May where you will find arts and craft booths, music, food and so much more. Farmers Markets are also frequently found in the area and don’t miss out on the beautiful Christmas lights around the area during the holiday months.
Are you interested in homes found within the Old Colorado City area? Give us an email at [email protected] and we will gladly help you out with any questions you may have regarding current homes for sale or rent. This truly is a beautiful area of town that we know you will love if you choose to call Old Colorado City your new home!