Founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer, the quaint town began a resort area nicknamed “Little London” because of its popularity with English tourists. … Two years after founding the town, General Palmer opened the Antler’s Hotel, an important landmark in Colorado Springs history. Colorado City, now called Old Colorado City, was founded at the confluence of Fountain and Camp creeks on August 13, 1859, making it the first Pikes Peak region settlement. The Colorado City area became part of the Jefferson Territory on October 24 and of El Paso County on November 28, 1859. From November 5, 1861, until August 14, 1862 (including one legislative session), the city was the Colorado Territory capital until moved to Denver. The Pikes Peak region was one of the most popular travel destinations in the late 19th century United States. The town saw an influx of writers, artists and people from England in the late 1870s, some of whom made their home in the town. Some of the key attractions were Garden of the Gods, Glen Eyrie Pikes Peak, and Cheyenne Canyon. Those beautiful attractions are what still keep people coming to Colorado Springs today. As the beautiful City expands, so does the real estate market. According to the new data released by the Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS® for July 2017, the Colorado Springs real estate market is hotter than ever.
- New Listings: 1,943 (Up +0.06% from last year)
- Sold Listings: 1,646 (Up +10.8% from last year)
- Total Active Listings: 2,366 (Down -14.9% from last year)
Colorado Springs, also known as Olympic Training Center is home to beautiful landscapes, miles of hiking trails, rich history, the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, 21 National Olympic Governing Bodies, over 50 National Sports Organizations, the Olympic Training Center, The U.S. Air Force Academy and a thriving economy. It’s no wonder that US News and World report ranked The Springs 6th Best Weekend getaway and the 5th best place to live in the United States. For More information about Colorado Springs, visit http/s://coloradosprings.gov