Fremont RE-2 School District is a consolidated and joint school district. The district serves the communities of Williamsburg, Rockvale, Coal Creek, Penrose, and Wetmore. Florence is the home of the district's administration offices, Fremont Elementary School, Fremont Middle School, and Florence High School, newly built in 2006. Penrose is home to a K-5 elementary school built in 2005.
Florence is located in close proximity to Canon City, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, and a two-hour drive from Denver.
The Plains and Pueblo Reservoir lie about 20 minutes east of Florence. The area is indeed blessed with great diversity in geography, enterprise and culture. The city of Florence has become a mecca for antique dealers and shoppers. Penrose is rich in agricultural produce, especially apple orchards, and Wetmore is a fertile ranching community
The Climate in the area of the Arkansas Valley has been known as the "Banana Belt". Winters are generally mild and summers are warm but comfortable. Fremont County
is a great place to live and enjoy.