Fort Carson is one of the top requested stateside stations in the Army. Nestled in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, Fort Carson real estate offers affordable, family-friendly neighborhoods to military personnel. Colorado Springs has been ranked the #1 Best Big City by Money Magazine, #1 Best City by Outdoor Magazine, and #2 Most Desirable Cities by U.S. News.
Real Estate in Fort Carson: the “Best Hometown of the Army”!
Fort Carson Population – 85% Active Duty Military and their Families
With five different military installations in Colorado Springs, CO, the city is quite military friendly. Fort Carson, in particular, has a robust military population, with 85% of residents being either active duty military, military retirees or civilian DOD employees. Regular Spouse and Family Welcome Tours are planned for the families in service and many events are held to build a supportive community around the residents. Fort Carson Real Estate has stayed as one of the more affordable neighborhoods near Colorado Springs, and the community is very welcoming. This makes it an easy choice for military personnel to stay even into retirement.
On-Base and Off-Base Housing Options
There are many move-in ready homes for sale in Fort Carson located in walkable, pet-friendly, neighborhoods with playgrounds, athletic courts, recreational trails, and community gardens close by. Residents can enjoy a safe and comfortable community environment in many of the on and off base housing options. Many of the houses have fenced-in backyards, garages, porches, central air, and anywhere from 2-5 bedrooms. Neighborhoods keep well-maintained playgrounds, gazebos, sports complexes, and youth centers to create a fun, family environment.
Well-Ranked School Systems
Fort Carson is served by Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Four elementary schools and a middle school are located on post. Also, several school districts serve the area surrounding Fort Carson. Harrison School District 2 has thirteen elementary schools, one K-8 school, three middle schools, two high schools, one career readiness academy, a home school program, four charter schools, and International Baccalaureate programs. Widefield School District 3 is served by two preschools, eight K-5 elementary schools, a K-8 charter school, a PreK-8 school, three 6-8 junior high schools, two 9-12 high schools, an alternative high school, and an online education program. Both districts closely border Fort Carson and are well-ranked within the state.
The Fort Carson / Colorado Springs area has something to do for everyone!
Many families enjoy the only mountainside zoo in the nation just a 15-20 minute drive away – The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! With over 750 animals, this zoo was ranked the #4 Best Zoo in North America by USA Today.
For hikers, the famous 14,115 ft tall Pike’s Peak provides endless outdoor adventure. Some say that you can hike every day and still not complete all of the trails that Colorado Springs has to offer.
Garden of the Gods is another natural wonder in the area. The unique red rock formations jutting out of the ground, create a beautiful contrast to the Rocky Mountain backdrop.
Manitou Springs has endless shops, pubs, eateries, and community events that will keep you coming back for more.
And of course, Colorado’s variety of ski destinations, only a few hours from Fort Carson, make the perfect winter weekend getaway.
Fort Carson Real Estate Experts
If you are looking for trustworthy real estate agents to help you navigate your move to Fort Carson or Colorado Springs, give Krakofsky Team Realty a call at (719) 231-9544.
As retired military, Jamie thoroughly enjoys helping others buy and sell their homes. He and his wife, Bianca, raised their 3 kids in Colorado and they plan to stay here, serving the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas until he truly retires (which may never happen). When not laughing with his clients and negotiating killer deals, Jamie spends all his free time with his family – hiking, camping, boating and traveling.
Jamie is a certified MRP (Military Relocation Professional) and was just recently awarded the Chairman’s Award by Re/MAX, which names his team in the top 1% of Real Estate agents in the world.
What Jamie loves most is helping his clients have a successful and truly enjoyable real estate experience.