Nestled in the mount of the Ute Valley Pass, the small city of Manitou springs has only 5000 residents and charm to spare. People come to Manitou (as the locals call it) to climb the Incline, enjoy the shops, restaurants, culture, and views of the red rocks that surround this proud community. Housing options range from small older homes with eccentric floor plans, to modern condos, or luxury custom homes in the foothills. The neighborhood of Crystal Park is a gated community that offers beautiful acreage for custom home building. Manitou Springs is very close to Garden of the Gods park on the west side of Colorado Springs, and is only minute from the mountain town of Woodland Park in adjacent Teller County.