Woodland Park, CO

Population: 7,180

Key findings

  • Woodland Park has a Livability Score of 71/100, which is considered excellent
  • Woodland Park crime rates are 56% lower than the Colorado average
  • Cost of living in Woodland Park is 2% higher than the Colorado average
  • Woodland Park real estate prices are 3% higher than the Colorado average
  • Rental prices in Woodland Park are 4% higher than the Colorado average

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      Top Rated Schools in Woodland Park

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Woodland Park High School9 - 12776n/a
      Colorado Springs Christian SchoolKG - 580n/a
      Gateway Elementary SchoolPK - 5373n/a
      Columbine Elementary SchoolPK - 5407n/a
      Woodland Park Middle School6 - 8587n/a
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      Woodland Park Reviews

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      Woodland Park-Too Crowded

      Woodland Park is a beautiful city if you consider the views of Pikes Peak. However, this area is so jam packed with tourists and new residents that the crowds and traffic are ruining this once pleasant community. Both of my children attended school here and I do not give the schools high marks here. If your considering relocating here think twice.
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      This place is a hidden Gem!

      I wanted to take the time to write a review for WP for those folks like me who are considering a move to this vicinity. My family and I had researched Bend OR, several locations in WA, MT, ID, and Asheville NC area. We happened to have my husband’s family here, which was nice to have them for connections socially and for employment. They were elementary school teachers, and excellent ones at that. I don’t agree at all with the ratings here aside from the housing. There is very little inventory here, but if you have the money or are open to a smaller home, then this is a wonderful place to live! You have several grocery stores to choose from all very close. (Natural Grocers in construction as we speak, although I love my local City Market). We live right in town and can walk to two different lovely parks, the grocery store, the library, ect... We have kids and there is such an amazing family presence here. I find the community to be affluent but unpretentious. The people as a whole are so so kind and friendly! There are many, many good churches here as well. The community is very close and very involved. There is always something going on it feels like! Music in the park, (Symphony Above the Clouds is awesome), festivals, amazing farmers markets (summer and winter), races, and much more! The proximity to The Springs is very convenient. There is a wonderful zoo only 30 min away, climbing gyms, thrift stores galore, breweries, diverse dining, water splash pads, lovely parks, bike paths, and of course, HIKING! One if my favorite things about WP is that you can drive 5 minutes and get to some great hiking/walking paths, and camping! And it is NOT busy there. Anywhere else with these types of scenery would be packed! There’s also Eleven Mile Canyone, which is spectacular, and Deckers for Blue Ribbon streams for fly fishing! WP is only about an hour and a half (I believe), to Monarch, an epically NOT too busy or expensive ski/snowboard Mt. as well as Salida and Buena Vista, super fun to go play! I could go on and on, I just wanted to give some insight for those like me who scoured different pages for information but found a lot of reviews to be unhelpful and unnecessarily negative. I am so so happy that we took the plunge and moved here! It is a GOOD place with good people! Dont let these ratings convince you otherwise!
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      Welcome to Woodland Park

      Woodland Park, Colorado is the largest city in the smallest county in Colorado. Located 16 miles west of Colorado Springs on the west side of Pikes Peak this small town of 7000 people was established in the 19th Century to be a rest stop for miners, stagecoaches and travelers making the trip from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek or vice versa. In that regard, all it ever was - was a place to stop, rest your horses, use the bathroom and maybe get a meal. The town offered and offers few attractions or sights other than a great view of Pikes Peak if you stand in the right spot. The only major change to the City since the 19th Century has been that due to development Woodland Park has become a bedroom community to Colorado Springs and most people who live there now commute back and forth down Ute Pass to work and do any serious shopping. Many folks in Colorado Springs would prefer to live in Woodland Park to escape the urban sprawl, summer temperatures and crime. However, due to a general housing shortage and few suitable places to build them Woodland Park is mostly unable to entertain development and growth. A deceptive City government and fundamentalist religious culture also discourages newcomers. To those fortunate to find affordable housing the City does offer a quiet small town atmosphere and privacy despite the fact that State Highway 24 runs right through the middle of town and offers almost a constant noise source. Crime is nearly zero but employment opportunities in the community or county are rare. The City refuses to allow new endeavors like marijuana into the community despite the fact it is legal almost everywhere else in the state. Also discouraged are renewable energy and any business that can't or won't locate inside the nearly extinct downtown area. Valid concerns about Highway 24 and a bypass route around the City remain an issue. Exploiting that issue seems to remain a mystery the City can't or won't resolve.
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      Source: The Woodland Park, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).