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Featured Community

City of Fountain Fountain boasts the charming aspects of hometown country living with comforts of contemporary urban amenities close by. Located along I-25 and Fountain Creek, the City of Fountain spreads over 22 square miles, and boasts a population of around 30,000 residents. With strong, long-lasting ties to Fort Carson, Fountain hosts a large population of active military, military family members, retirees and veterans, representing approximately 50-60% of the overall population. With a median age of 29.9 and over 9,800 households in 2020, the Fountain community is young, active and continuing to grow. Fountain projects an additional 3,000 more residents through 2024. There are two school districts in the Fountain area, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and Widefield School District 3. These award-winning school districts offer top quality education programs and an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities for families throughout the community. Residents of Fountain take full advantage of the many recreational amenities the city offers. From a new skate park to disc golf courses, to the popular bicycle pump track, residents can choose from eighteen recreational sites and over 440 acres of parks and open space to indulge in their outdoor lifestyle. They can also participate in numerous city events throughout the year. The city’s commitment to providing a safe, welcoming community and collaborative, inclusive government are just a few reasons why Fountain is dubbed an All-America hometown. It truly represents “Pure Colorado,” the city’s motto.

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ADDENDUM – City of Fountain Area: (in square miles): 22.53 Sq. Miles Government: Home rule municipality Median Home Price: $425,000 (July 2022) Median Household Income: $68,000 Economic Base: Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Homeland Security, Military, Entrepreneurialism, Renewable Energy and Motorsports Library: Pikes Peak Library District – Fountain, 230 S. Main St., Fountain 80817 • 719-531-6333 www.ppld.org Local Newspaper: Fountain Valley News, 719-382-5611 • www.epcan.com Location: Ten miles south of Colorado Springs along I-25 and Fountain Creek Medical Services: Peak Vista Community Health, Centura Health Urgent Care, UC Health Emergency (See Health Care)

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Parks & Recreation: Over 400 acres of parks, trails and open spaces. City provides numerous programs through the recreation department. Metcalfe Park has playgrounds, skateboard and dog parks and a large pavilion. Aga Park features play structures and splash pad. Fountain Mesa’s 16 acres allows plenty of space for soccer and football games and Cumberland Green Open Space has walking trails and an 18-hole disc golf course. Population: 29,677 (July 2021, US Census) Post Offices: 101 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain 80817 719-275-8777 • www.usps.com Protection: Emergency Call 9-1-1 Police 719-390-5555, Fire Station 1 – 719-382-7800; Station 2 – 719-322-2090 Schools: Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 – www.ffc8.org; Widefield School District 3 – www.wsd3.org (see school grid) Senior Center: Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain 80817 719-600-2644 • www.fvscenter.org

Tax Rate: 7.53% (specific breakdown and special assessments can be found online) Utilities: Fountain Utilities (electricity and water) 719-322-2010 • www.FountainUtilities.org Mountain View Electric 719-495-2283 (Falcon Office) www.MVEA.coop Black Hills Energy (gas) www.blackhillsenergy.com Fountain City Hall: 116 S. Main St. Fountain 80817 719-322-2000 www.FountainColorado.org Fountain Chamber of Commerce: 116 S. Main St. (First Floor) Fountain 80817 719-382-3190 www.FountainValleyChamber.com