Located just 14 miles southeast of Colorado Springs, Fountain is an ideal suburban city for any new or growing family. Founded in 1859, Fountain now has a comfortable population of 20,000, with a low crime rate and a low cost of living. As a result, the city has been named America's Millennium City by the New York Times and an All-America City by the National Civic League. Fountain sits at the bottom of Pikes Peak and features 100 acres of parkland, including Fountain Creek Regional Park, which has an accompanying nature center, and a skateboard park.
Many Fountain residents don't even have to make the short trip to Colorado Springs for work, thanks to the variety of companies located in the smaller city. Some of the major employers are Sanmina SCI, Adessa Auto Auction, RMB and Pavestone. Employment can also be found at one of the city's many recreational attractions. Perhaps the largest one is Pikes Peak International Raceway, a motorsports haven that reopened in 2008.
Fountain also hosts some popular events, especially in the fall, with the Venetucci Pumpkin Patch and the Fountain Fall Festival, which includes a parade, pancake breakfast, barbecue and dance. Each July, the City Hall Plaza holds a street dance to commemorate "The Blast," a huge train wreck that occurred in Fountain in 1888. A freight train carrying 18 tons of explosives collided with a passenger train, creating a blast that could be heard miles away.
The city of Fountain has something to offer for families of all sizes. Come see what this beautiful area has to offer.