Fort Carson, also commonly referred to as "The Mountain Post", was first established in 1942 and has continued to be one of the top bases in the country, let alone the world, for military training and skills development. The base itself rests at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, between Cheyenne Mountain and the Ronald Reagan Highway, and is just a short 17-minute drive away from downtown Colorado Springs. Military families living in homes near Fort Carson can enjoy all the convenient amenities of the big city while still being only just a few minutes from the base. With gorgeous far reaching views, unsurpassed convenience, and a great selection of communities and homes available, you're sure to find your ideal home that has everything you want and the location that you need.
There's a little something for everyone in these real estate listings near Fort Carson. While living on-base has its perks, there are so many reasons to invest in nearby real estate, especially if you know that you'll be stationed here for several years to come. There is a great selection of neighborhoods surrounding the base that offer condos, townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes, in a variety of styles and architecture to match your budget and needs.
Colorado Springs is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! With numerous hiking trails, including the acclaimed Manitou Springs incline, to camping, hunting,and fishing, you can make the most out of your time-off with the variety of things to do around the city. Fort Carson's close proximity to the mountains makes it easy to get away for a few hours and explore some of the nearby hiking trails in the Cheyenne Canon area. The city also boasts some of the most beautiful public golf courses with views of Pikes Peak, including Patty Jewett, Valley Hi, and Pine Creek. In the winter season, you can spend the day carving your way down Monarch Mountain with your ski or snowboard, which is just a little over a 2 hour drive from Fort Carson. It's easy to get back to nature in this unique mountainside town!
The region's most renowned mountain, Pike's Peak, is just a short drive away along Highway 24. Navigate your way through the winding switch-backs and take in the majestic mountain views as you travel by car up to the 14,115 foot summit of the mountain, or sit back and enjoy the experience on the Pikes Peak cog railway. A trip from Fort Carson to the summit of Pike's Peak takes just a few hours by car or train. Colorado Springs is also home to Garden of the Gods, the #1 city park in America, and the famous 5-star Broadmoor Hotel, which often hosts golf championships.
Schools Near Fort Carson Homes
There are a number of schools near Fort Carson homes to choose from, some on the base and some off. On-base schools include Patriot Elementary, Abrams Elementary, and Mountainside Elementary. On-base schools retain the highest-qualified educators they can find to meet their extremely strict standards.
There's quite the selection of off-base schools serving the nearby communities. Here's just a sampling of some of the elementary, middle, and high schools that you'll find that are close to homes near Fort Carson.
Middle: Fox Meadow, Gorman, Panorama, and Carmel Middle School.
High: Widefield High School, Harrison High School, Mesa Ridge, and Fountain Fort Carson High School.
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More Information About Fort Carson
Base Website:www.carson.army.mil Base Operator: 719-526-5811 or DSN 312-691-5811; automated Population: There are over 26,000 on active duty, and over 98,000 civillian employees, family members, and retirees living on-base and around Fort Carson. Around 70% of the population lives off base in homes near Fort Carson. Area Population: Colorado Springs is home to around 439,836 residents, and 27,781 of those residents live in the Fountain area. Army Community Service: ACS 719-526-4590 Fort Carson Housing: On-Post: Privatized housing run by Balfour Beatty Communities. There are currently 3,060 units, 70% of which are enlisted, and there are 308 new units to slated to be built. The waiting list for on post-family housing generally runs from 6 to 18 months and is based on number of bedrooms requirement and availability of homes, for more information, call Balfour Beatty Communities at 579-1606 ext 250. Housing Off-Post: The Housing Services Office (HSO) provides guidance and assistance to all incoming and departing personnel with all off-post housing needs. To find out if you qualify for assistance, give them a call at 719-526-2323/2322/5219. Then, get in touch with our team to start your home search. Single Soldier Housing Office (SSH): Soldiers should contact the installation Single Soldier Housing Office (SSH), 719-526-0570 or 719-524-0851 to obtain information regarding barracks space. Employment: Employment is available in a wide variety of fields. Unemployment rate is 8.6%. Median household income is $60,131. For specific information, contact the ACS Employment Readiness Program at 719-526-0452.
Youth Living In & Around Fort Carson
Child Care: There are a variety of services and programs available for kids and teens the Fort Carson Child, Youth, and School Services (CYSS). For more information, call 719-526-1100. Schools: There are five schools on the installation, four of which are elementary schools and one middle school. All of these schools fall within the service of the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. For information on other schools and school district information, visit the Colorado Department of Education. Youth Services: Kids and teens from ages 8 - 18 can find a diverse range of activities and things to do on and off the installation. The Fort Carson Youth Center, for instance, includes a full size gym, computer lab, game room, and a snack bar. For more information, visit the Fort Carson Child, Youth, and School Services or call 719-526-2680.
Services Inside Fort Carson:
The MWR Website: Your Fort Carson community guide to leisure and activities.
Places to eat: Main PX (Charley’s, Anthony’s Pizza, Burger King, Taco John’s, Subway, Starbucks); Triplex with Arby’s, Burger King, and Manchu Wok; KFC; Pizza Hut; Green Beans Coffee; Jimmy John’s; Mini Mall (Subway, Wing Zone, Korea Express); Bowling Alley (Strike Zone Grill); Golf Course (Mulligan’s Grill); Borrelio Brothers Pizza; Colorado Brewery; as well as numerous dining facilities throughout the installation
Gyms: Iron Horse, a recently built state-of-the-art sports complex with an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, indoor rock wall, and an indoor track. Other gyms include Garcia, McKibben, and Waller
Dog Parks: There are two enclosed parks in the Iron Horse Park area
Medical Services: Military personnel and their dependents are served by hospitals located at either Fort Carson (Evans Army Community Hospital) or the U.S. Air Force Academy. For more information on Evans, call 719-526-7000.
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