Teller County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,350. The county seat is Cripple Creek, and the most populous city is Woodland Park. Teller County is included in the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
A few years after gold was discovered in Cripple Creek, political differences between area miners and mine owners, many of whom lived in Colorado Springs, resulted in the division of El Paso County. Created in 1899, Teller County was carved from the western slope of Pikes Peak, and was named after United States Senator Henry M. Teller. Within five years of its formation, Teller County became the scene of a dramatic labor struggle called the Colorado Labor Wars.
AREAS IN TELLER COUNTY
Two of the original mining towns in the Colorado Gold Rush, Cripple Creek and Victor still feature many historic buildings and mining sites. Cripple Creek has been revitalized by the addition of limited stakes gaming and offers numerous casinos, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options while Victor has remained more of a quaint offering.
Divide is a gateway to multiple locations and activities. To the south are Cripple Creek and Victor, plus numerous recreational activities. Lake George and Eleven Mile Reservoir are just to the west, and the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is located in Divide. Here, you might find homes with acreage and facilities for horses and cattle.
Ute Pass is a beautiful area with nature and mountains, but still easily accessible to town. The homes characteristically blend in with the natural surroundings. If you are looking to find a home that feels like you are living in the mountains, this is the area for you. Many of the homes have modern amenities and are just a short commute to downtown Colorado Springs.
The City of Woodland Park is a thriving area made popular because of its beautiful setting, larger lots, wilderness, and proximity and easy commute to Colorado Springs. Most who live in Woodland Park and work in Colorado Springs say they have the best of both worlds connected by a 20-minute drive up Ute Pass. The city has enjoyed some significant growth in commerce in recent years making it more of a tourist destination as well as a day trip for nearby residents. Housing options will include neighborhood-like settings and also plots of land and homes off the beaten path.