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Trendy Tourist Town
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Located just 6 miles west of Colorado Springs and situated at the base of Pikes Peak lies Manitou Springs, a hip, diverse and open-minded community. This trendy tourist town is also home to some of the most unique architecture in the area. Manitou Springs homes for sale can include turn of the century Victorians, modest one bedroom cottages, mountain hillside properties and prestigious manors in gated communities.
Manitou Springs was established in the early 1870s and became a popular tourist destination based on the reputation that water from its mineral springs would promote healing and provide amazing health benefits. The Native Americans that first inhabited the area also referred to the bubbles from these natural springs as sacred breath from the gods. Every day of the year, tourists from all over the world can be found wondering up and down Manitou Avenue, enjoying the healing springs, shopping at the local boutiques, dining at the exquisite restaurants and experiencing the nightlife and historical culture. It’s no wonder that both commercial and residential real estate in Manitou Springs is in high demand.
There are an abundance of things to do in Manitou Springs. One of the most notorious activities is accepting the challenge of the Manitou Incline, an intense vertical hike, gaining nearly 2000 feet of elevation in just over 4600 feet of total distance. Other popular activities include touring the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, trekking up Pikes Peak via the Cog Railway or hiking to the summit of America's Mountain by way of Barr Trail. Fine dining can be found at many of the local establishments and the occasional ghost might even be encountered at Miramont Castle.
Manitou Springs is served by School District 14, comprised of of Manitou Springs Elementary School, Ute Pass Elementary School, Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School. In 2017, Manitou Springs School District 14 received the Platinum Governors Award for School Health and Wellness from the Colorado Education Initiative.
Manitou Springs real estate can date back to the late 1800’s and there are a large variety of local dwellings highlighting the different styles, sizes, price ranges and materials used for construction. Pyramid houses and underground earth homes have also been some of the more unique Manitou Springs homes for sale in recent history.
Are you interested in Manitou Springs property? If so, be sure to contact the Pfeffer Group team! We specialize in Manitou Springs real estate and look forward to finding you the perfect home!
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