Pueblo West Metropolitan District was created as a businessman, Robert McCulloch on September 16, 1969. With breathtaking views of Rocky Mountain vistas from the Spanish Peaks to the southwest and Pikes Peak to the northwest, 300 days of sunshine, and big sky sunrises and sunsets, McCulloch envisioned Pueblo West as an ideal community for recreation and the western way of life. After McCulloch established the community by purchasing and selling property in the area, he pursued establishing it as a government.

Creation of Pueblo West

The legal establishment of Pueblo West Metropolitan District was pursuant to the Metropolitan District Law adopted in 1947 by the Colorado Legislature, Article 3 of Chapter 89, of the Colorado Revised Statutes. The Metropolitan District Law and other statutes of the Colorado Legislature are applicable to the District. The District is a quasi-municipal political subdivision that-like a city-provides six services, but is not incorporated, therefore subject to different legal framework than a city.

Government

The Pueblo County government under the governance of the Board of County Commissioners provide land use and zoning, animal control services, and health department services. Pueblo West is under the jurisdiction of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office for all law enforcement services.

Pueblo West is a planned community with covenants enforced by a Committee of Architecture, and all policy changes decided by a five person elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors appoints a professional District Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the District.

Military-Wise Alternative

Pueblo West is as short as a 22 minute drive to Fort Carson, a United States Army installation home to the 4th Infantry division, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 71st Ordnance Group, the 4th Engineer Battalion, the 795th Military Police Battalion, the 10th Combat Support Hospital, the 43rd Sustainment Brigade and the 13th Air Support Squadron of the United States Air Force. The post also supports the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, and Colorado Army National Guard.

With over 700 veterans housing in Pueblo West, the community has become an alternative to soaring cost of living prices in neighboring Colorado Springs. Pueblo West’s North Purcell can have you at the Base’s South Gate 19 in as little as 25 minutes.

Both local, secondary educational facilities offer military transitional, VA benefit, and support assistance programs which make Pueblo West a viable option for soldier ‘s families wishing to save on monthly cost of living expenses with just a short commute.

On behalf of all of us who call Pueblo West home, we welcome you to our community.