Located just west of Colorado Springs just off the north slope of Pikes Peak is Woodland Park, truly a 'City Above the Clouds.' Foreclosure homes here are not common, but it is well worth keeping an eye out for any that might come along. The residents of Woodland Park demand a higher quality of life, resulting in a flourishing mountain paradise.
At close to 8,000 residents, Woodland Park offers something for every situation. A number of condos and townhomes can be found throughout town; however the area specializes in quaint mountain properties that are numerous throughout. Cozy log cabins are commonplace as are newer homes with all the modern amenities.
Of course, Woodland Park is a prime location to experience the great Colorado Outdoors. Backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking and fishing can be done on the North Slope Recreation Area on Pikes Peak, Rampart Range Resevoir and Mueller State Park. Some of the state's best ski areas are located just a short drive to the west on Hwy 24 in Summit County. Other area attractions are the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument as well as the casinos in Cripple Creek. The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is also located in town, and offers a unique glimpse into the past.
While Woodland Park has a secluded, small mountain town feel, there are still plenty of metropolitan amenities close at hand. There are several shopping centers in town that include grocery stores, a Walmart and a Walgreens among numerous smaller, privately owned shops. What cannot be found locally can probably be found in Colorado Springs, just about a twenty minute drive to the east. The Donut Mill is a must-stop on the way to the mountains beyond, while many residents enjoy dining at the Hungry Bear Restaurant.
Woodland Park Re-2 school district serves Woodland Park. Though smaller, the school district provides a top notch small town values education.
For a cozy home in an amazing setting with endless outdoor opportunities, urban amenities and great schools, Woodland Park is a great place to find a foreclosure deal.
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