Old Colorado City is conveniently located between Manitou Springs and Downtown Colorado Springs. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the timeless appeal and vintage charm of Victorian homes & historic buildings nestled along the tree-lined streets.
Discover some of my favorite places to dine in town: Jake & Telley’s for amazing Greek food and Paravicini’s is a wonderful Italian restaurant. 503W brings in the “cool factor” to a converted warehouse w/ garage doors that frame the building, and the popcorn at Brother Luck is so good it should be forbidden!
If the walls from the buildings could talk, they would tell of days of the wild west that now bustle with today’s commercial activity. For instance, Agia Sofia (a non-profit coffee house and book store) & adjacent Daisy in a Bottle (a must-see clothing boutique) occupy a historic old jailhouse building. Beyond tourism and shopping, annual events like ArtWalk & Territory Days are part of the heritage of Old Colorado City.
Movie fact: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford recently filmed part of their movie in Colorado Springs. The site location involves a home in Old Colorado City.
Real estate in this area includes a little bit of it all, from Victorian homes to modern architecture. Oftentimes you will see people renovating homes and commercial spaces and reselling them or enjoying them for their own use for years to come. Old Colorado City is one area prime for redevelopment opportunities over the years.
By: Cherise Selley