I listed a house this week in Fountain, and since I had not written about Fountain in a while, thought I’d dedicate a blog entry to it. Fountain is an incorporated city in it’s own right, but since it is only 10- 15 minutes south of Colorado Springs and part of the metro area, we consider part of our market.
Being south of the Springs, and a somewhat lower elevation (5,500 ft), it has a slightly warmer climate. Spring comes a little earlier, fall and winter come a little later, and summer days are a few degrees hotter. Many snow storms miss Fountain altogether, although they do get some snow in the winter. It still has a pretty strong agricultural feel to it, as there are many small ‘ranchettes’ all around the area, with a variety of different farm animals visible from the roads. The District 8 schools are pretty well thought of, and the high school boasts a 93.5% reading proficiency score on the state CSAP tests, as well as one of the lowest dropout rates in the state.
Fountain is a very popular place for families associated with Fort Carson (military or civilian), due to the easy access to Gate 20. It is close, and offers a variety of affordable housing options, with the average price for August 2009 at $169,000. There are many new home options in Fountain area as well, making it popular for those who are looking for value in a new home.
Oh yeah, the house! Located at 11235 Falling Star and listed for $224,900, the following link has some good details on what kind of value is available. This particular house is kind of special, in that it is so new, and has such a great lot, backing to park land. MLS details on 11235 falling Star
Our weather has turned cool (60 or so) for the weekend, with gray skies and some rain expected. What a great way to kick off football season! Sunny 70’s return tomorrow, but a cloudy cool day can be a nice break sometimes.
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