This prestigious area, an amazing showcase of gorgeous Victorian-era homes, is located only a short distance from Downtown Colorado Springs and I-25. The Cripple Creek gold strike that began in 1890 created jobs needed to support the mines, which spurred major construction in this area. Wood Avenue is still referred to as “Millionaires Row” by many today, reflecting the opulence expressed in the construction of these homes, made possible by the wealth of the gold boom’s beneficiaries. The Old North End also benefits from its proximity to Monument Valley Park. The entire west side of the neighborhood is bordered by the venerable 148-acre city park along the banks of Monument Creek, offering trails and playgrounds.