2022/23 Annual Issue of RELOCATE 2 Colorado Springs

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Fountain Valley

Security & Widefield Median Household Income: $72,000 Population: 39,6125 (2021) Median Home List Price: Security and Widefield $415,000 (2022)

Fountain Valley is about ten miles south of Colorado Springs and thirty miles north of Pueblo. Fountain is the only incorporated city in the valley. Widefield and Security are high density housing developments. All three are neighbors of Fort Carson, one of the youngest posts of the U.S. Army. The growth of Fort Carson has had a profound positive impact on the valley. New housing, businesses and retail opportunities keep sprouting up all over the area adding to an already bustling community. People like living in Fountain Valley because of the great schools, small town charm, affordability and proximity to big city amenities.

Security was established in 1953 and was named to make prospective residents feel safe. Widefield started in the mid-60’s when Widefield Homes began construction of this community. Security/Widefield comprise the largest unincorporated area in Colorado with growth projections that could potentially triple the numbers of homesteads over the next 20 years. Widefield School District 3 serves Security/Widefield and takes on several key functions normally performed by municipal governments. The school district manages the Community Center (Widefield Community Education and Recreation Services), oversees the Security Public Library and has built trails and parks in the area for the citizens of the school district. Its students enjoy a wide variety of curriculum choices in up to date facilities with low student/teacher ratios. Planning for the district is a key component of success as it positions itself to meet the demands that come with the future growth expectations.

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been on an accelerated growth curve as people leave the “city” for more of the quiet life. With a horizon that stretches as far as the eye can see topography is one of rollinggrasslands dotted with densely treed areas. Falcon and Peyton capture the hearts of those wanting to live on the open range, but with all the modern amenities nearby. Large scale communities like Meridian Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch are helping to fuel the fast-paced growth. Quality schools and varied education options and commercial development have kept pace with the growing population. Peyton is a census designated place (CDP). Both communities share the same zip code.

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