Located 10 miles south of Colorado Springs, 30 miles north of Pueblo along I-25 and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain front range, Fountain residents enjoy the scenic view of Pikes Peak and a slower small town life style, steeped in frontier town and ranching roots.
Incorporated in 1903, the City of Fountain is a full service municipality, with its own electric and water utilities. The Mayor and a 6-member City Council governs the city, with advisory boards and commissions such as the Planning Commission, Park and Recreation Commission, and the Economic Development Commission, and the Board of Adjustment. The City Manager administers all the departments. Fountain is a Home Rule City.
Fountain is one of the fastest growing communities in the County, averaging around 7% growth from 2002 to 2008. In 2009, the rate has changed to 2%, the historic national average.