The Town of Divide, Colorado, is located 26 miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado, just off of State highway 24. The town has a post office in the 80814 zip code and is also a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Teller County.
The CDP is located within the Colorado Springs, CO, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Divide Post Office has the ZIP Code 80814. At the 2010 United States Census, the population of the Divide CDP was 127 people, while the population of the Tabulation Area was 4,023 people, including adjacent areas.
Divide is located at an elevation of 8,000 feet above sea level on the northern slope of Pikes Peak and was established in the late 1800s with a post office and store. The town's name came from the divide in the San Juan Mountains. The first post office was established in May 1892 and closed in 1904. In 1906, a new post office opened and remains open today.
Lake George is located about 10 miles south of Divide on State highway 24. The elevation at Lake George is 7,500 feet above sea level. Colorado state parks are located near Lake George, including Copper Canyon, Lost Creek Reservoir, and Horseshoe Park.
People live in Divide, Colorado, for several reasons. Primarily, they want to be close to nature and all of the activities a place like Divide offers. The other reason people live in Divide is the privacy and isolation this area can provide.
Divide Colorado is in the Woodland Park School District. This district does provide bus service for residents, and the distances to schools can be significant. The closest elementary school is Summit Elementary School, which is actually in Divide.
Both middle school and high school are located just a short 15-minute drive away in Woodland Park.
There are a couple of different options for divine residents that want their students to attend either private schools or charter schools. The Merit Academy is a charter school located in Woodland Park. The other option is a slightly further drive into Lake George wear students can attend the Lake George Charter School.
As far as private schools are concerned, the Colorado Springs Christian School has a Woodland Park Campus. The Colorado Springs School doesn't have a Teller County Campus but they do have transportation service down to their facility in the Broadmoor area from Woodland Park.
This is where Divide excels. Located on the Northern slope of Pikes Peak and right next to Pike National Forest, Divide offers a mind-boggling number of activities.
Mueller State Park is a beautiful and serene park just south of Divide. It's perfect for camping and enjoying the natural surroundings, with trails that lead to well-maintained hiking paths, and plenty of wildlife to watch. There are also cabins and campsites available for visitors who don't want to rough it outdoors.
The park is full of trails that lead to many different places. There are many things to see and do, so there's plenty to explore.
The Crags is another popular hike in Divide, this is a medium difficulty trail located just southeast of Divide. It has many good places to stop along the way, making it a great choice for those looking for a challenging hike with amazing views at the peak.
There's not much in the way of shopping or restaurants and divide. There's a small convenience store in the center of Divide and a great bar/restaurant called McGinty's Wood Oven Pub.
Most of the amenities can be found 15-minute drive into the neighboring community of Woodland Park. Here you will find a Safeway, a Walmart supercenter, and many restaurants and shops.
Divide is also a 30-minute drive from Cripple Creek, Colorado. Cripple Creek is home to legalize gambling and has many hotels and casinos. Many Divide residents enjoy visiting Cripple Creek for its variety of entertainment and nightlife.
Divide is made up of several small communities. Some of these communities do have homeowners associations as well as covenants and architectural control. It's safe to say that these restrictions are the exception, not the rule, in this part of Teller County, Colorado.
As we suggest in all cases, investigate whether or not a subdivision is part of the homeowners association and if there are restrictive covenants before purchasing a home in the neighborhood.
Divide homes come in a wide range of sizes and styles. The median home in Divide is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home that is 2,000 square feet in size. Divide features larger lots from half an acre up to large 1000+ acre ranches. The median sales price in Divide is $527,000; this reflects a wide range of property types from small $150,000 weekend cabins to large $2.8 million ranch estates.
Sherwood Forest, Highland Lakes, Elk Valley Estates, Spring Valley are some of the more popular subdivisions in the Divide area. Each neighborhood has unique features and amenities, from community ponds and lakes to full-blown equestrian communities complete with riding trails. If you'd like to learn more about what types of homes are available in Divide, please contact one of our real estate experts.