Crystal Hills Homes for sale tend to be older style homes in an established neighborhood, with a few areas of new builds further out in the mountainous areas like Crystal Park. Many homes for sale have fantastic Pikes Peak or front range views and some are a convenient walk to downtown Manitou Springs for shops and dining.
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About Manitou Springs, Colorado
Manitou Springs Colorado is a bustling little town located 4 miles west of Colorado Springs. Although this community is located in the foothills of the Front Range, the feel here is distinctively that of a mountain town.
Manitou is situated between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, America’s most famous mountain. “Manitou,” a Native American word for “spirit”, describes this beautiful mountain community. There are 9 named mineral springs throughout town that are fed by the snows of Pikes Peak. The Ute, Cheyenne and many other natives considered this area sacred.
Manitou Springs is a popular tourist destination, so amenities are a mixed bag. There is plenty of shopping and great restaurants but locals often have to contend with tourist traffic, especially during the busy summer months.
This area is also very popular for community festivals. Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Emma Crawford Coffin Races, Commonwheel Arts Festival, and a whole host of food, beer and craft festivals can be found year round.
Students who live in this area attend the Manitou Springs School District #14 which has an elementary, middle and high school and is located in the zip code 80829.
People choose to live in Manitou for a multitude of reasons but because of its proximity to the mountains and it’s eclectic feel, this is a favorite area for locals and visitors alike. The area has a uniquely Colorado feel. Similar neighborhoods include: Old Colorado City, CO, Downtown Colorado Springs, and West.
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Where is Manitou Springs CO?
Manitou Springs Colorado is located at the western edge of El Paso County at the base of highway 24 heading to Ute Pass and Woodland Park. This is an older community that is reminiscent of the tourism trade from years ago. Manitou Springs is a mere 4 miles from downtown and is adjacent to a similar area Old Colorado City. Manitou Springs is popular with hikers and is the home of the famous Manitou Springs Incline, a famous hiking trail ascending the old cog railway line.
Schools in Manitou Springs Colorado
Students in Manitou Springs attend the Manitou Springs School District D14. MSSD 14 is a small school district with approximately 600 students comprised of Ute Pass and Manitou Elementary Schools, Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School. Even though they are a small school district, the Manitou Springs schools offer programs such as ballet, strings/orchestra, and robotics in addition to their normal curriculum.
Weather in Manitou Springs CO
Manitou Springs Colorado weather tends to be fairly temperate all year long. Average highs in the winter are in the 40’s with average lows dropping down to 18-20 degrees. Snowfall is less here compared to Black Forest and Monument areas. Summertime temperatures average 83-86 degrees with the lows in the mid-50s. With beautiful red rocks and nestled at the base of the mountains, this area is hard to beat.