About Manitou Springs
Homebuyers looking for a truly unique home in a gorgeous rural setting need to look no further than Manitou Springs. Tranquility and stunning views are plentiful in this historic community, which has been around for over one hundred years.
Even though this charming town embodies rural living, it is a mere 15-minute drive to downtown Colorado Springs. Its name is derived from the natural mineral springs in the area. It is a small town of just under 5,000 people and is situated as the last major town before the long ascent up to the summit of Pikes Peak. Manitou Springs is bursting with charm and culture and is ideal for buyers looking for unique homes in a mountain setting.
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Some of the area’s most unique homes can be found in Manitou Springs. The area has been around for over 100 years, but buyers will find neighborhoods with homes varying in ages reflective of the era in which they were built. Many of the newer homes pay homage to the rich history of the area through their styling.. Manitou Springs housing options includes well-appointed condominiums, themed townhouses, quaint single-family houses, A-framed cabins, and luxury acreage homes.
As far as styling goes, homes in this area infuse the wild west with Tuscan stylings for a fun and unique vibe. This style is prevalent throughout the town, including in the town center. The Manitou Springs Historic District was founded in 1980 by the Historic Preservation Committee to assure the community’s rich history would be preserved for generations to come. Manitou Springs is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
MANITOU SPRINGS HOMES ARE CLOSE TO THE FOLLOWING MILITARY BASES
• Fort Carson
• United States Air Force Academy
MANITOU SPRINGS COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
Manitou Springs is a thriving mountain community that attracts artisans and tourists and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Colorado Springs area. Shopping, tourist attractions, eco-adventures, and well-preserved history make this an ideal place for tourists to enjoy. A number of unique shops, boutiques, and artisanal cafes and restaurants are charming features of the community, and residents and tourists alike will enjoy a vintage arcade near the town center that features a great assortment of vintage pinball machines and newer video games.
When you’re ready to head out to Pikes Peak, don’t worry about driving. For 125 years, the Pikes Peak cog railway has shuttled passengers up and down the mountain from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak. For adventurers that prefer to walk, the Barr Trail will take you to the peak and features 13 miles of switchbacks, rocky terrain, and incredible views. A formidable 7,800 foot climb is in store for hikers. This multi-day hike is an unforgettable experience.
SCHOOLS NEAR HOMES IN MANITOU SPRINGS
Students living in Manitou Springs are in District 15, which is served by the Manitou Springs School District. Children will attend the following schools:
• Manitou Springs Elementary School
• Manitou Springs Middle School
• Manitou Springs High School
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