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Black Forest, 80106, 80831, 80908, 80962
The little town of Black Forest is found North East of Colorado Springs and only has 13,000 residents. This town is not a big tourist attraction, but there are a lot of interesting facts about it. These facts are enough reason for most people to visit.
Black Forest was once a hub of activity when the American pioneers first settled in the areas in the late 1850s. The area was the primary source of timber which was scarce at the time. In 1860, the first of several dozen sawmills were built.
In 2013, around Highway 83 and Shoup Road, a forest fire broke out. The fire burned around 15,500 acres, 511 buildings were completely destroyed and there were two fatalities. Due to the number of homes destroyed by the fire, it became the most destructive fire in Colorado history surpassing the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Air Force Academy, 80840, 80841
The United States Air Force Academy was established in April 1954 and covers 18,000 acres north of Colorado Springs. The academy services as an air force base as well as an undergraduate college for officer candidates. There are currently 4,000 cadets enrolled in the academy and 723 faculty members. It also services the surrounding community of approximately 25,000. Members of the military account for 65% of the faculty. Those who are not part of the college operations include active-duty personnel, fire response, security, medical, and family-care providers.
This is one of the fastest and largest growing areas in Colorado Springs. Briargate, a master planned community, covers more than 9,600 acres and has become one of the most popular residential areas in the community.
Falcon, Colorado is around 14 miles northeast of Colorado Springs. This area is an unincorporated area in El Paso County Colorado. In the early 20th century, the town was a railroad hub, but it has since become a quiet ranching community. Over the decades, Falcon has experienced a lot of growth and this continues with each year.
Manitou Springs, 80829
The name of this town, Manitou Springs, comes in part from the mineral water found in wells throughout the city. In the early years of the town’s history, it attracted many tuberculosis sufferers. However, it only started to thrive in 1881 when the railroad was built from Colorado Springs. The resort town had seven grand hotels by the 1980s including Barker House, the Grandview, and the Cliff House that are still there today. There were smaller boarding houses, small hotels and rental cottages available for visitors each season.
Colorado Springs Airport, 80916
Opened in 1994, the Colorado Springs Airport covers 275,000 square feet over 3-levels and has 12 gates. It is located 12 miles southeast of Colorado Springs. The location is central to 5 military reservations of USAF Academy, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, and Fort Carson.
Fort Carson, 80902, 80911, 80913
In 1942, Camp Carson was established after the attack on Pearl Harbor. When Colorado Springs bought the land south of the city, it was donated to the War Department. Construction started soon after and the camp headquarters were completed by 1942. In 1954, Camp Carson was changed to Fort Carson and covers 137,000 acres of unincorporated land. It also extends south to Fremont and Pueblo counties.
Fountain, 80817, 80911, 80925
The city of Fountain was founded in 1859 which is the same year as Colorado City, Golden, Denver, and Central City. Unlike the other cities, by 2020, Fountain only had just over 15,000 residents. This figure is increasing due to the location and affordable housing.
Security-Widefield, 80817, 80911, 80925, 80931
Adjacent to the southern side of Colorado Springs, this town has a population of 32,882 as if 2010. Security-Widefield was voted as one of the best mid-sized cities to live in. This is due to the affordable housing and the pleasant climate that offers only 15 days of temperatures above 90 degrees.