Fort Carson, also know as "The Mountain Post", was first established in 1942 and has continued to be one of the top bases in the country for military training and skills development. The base itself sits at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain and is just a short 15-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 breathtaking views, unsurpassed convenience, and a great selection of new build communities and new homes available, you're sure to find your dream home that has everything you desire with the location that you need.
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Southwest Colorado Springs includes several communities located adjacent to the five-star Broadmoor Resort.
Neighborhoods surrounding the Broadmoor offer many options in custom homes. Established neighborhoods with lush vegetation such as Lower Skyway and Cheyenne Canyon are filled with older ranch-style and bungalow-style homes.
Cheyenne Canyon has more-affordable housing. Set at the base of Cheyenne Mountain, there are trails to hike and bike, waterfalls and spectacular views.
Attractions include Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Seven Falls.
The Southwest neighborhoods offer convenience to Downtown, Fort Carson, and Cheyenne Mountain AFB.
Most of the southwest is served by Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 which is one of the leading districts in the State.
Fountain Valley neighborhoods lie immediately southeast of Colorado Springs and east of Ft. Carson.
This area is bordered in the west by Ft. Carson, in the northwest by the southeast neighborhoods in the east by Drennan/Truckton, and in the south by Pueblo County.
The large Army post of Ft. Carson is the most significant landmark in this area and I-25, the major artery to Denver in the North and Albuquerque to the south, runs north-south through this region.
The principal communities of this area are Security, Widefield, and Fountain and they abound with newer and older homes. Featured neighborhoods include Countryside, Fountain, Lorson Ranch, Security and Widefield.
The neighborhoods in this area are served by school districts 3 and 8.
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Fountain is a developing community located directly east of Fort Carson and is popular for a Colorado Springs Military Relocation. This small town provides the most bang for your buck, with several new communities to choose from. New homes can be found for a fraction of the cost of similar houses in the Colorado Springs region. Its location and price range make it an ideal choice for homes near Fort Carson, young families, and first time buyers.
• Lorson Ranch
Fountain Colorado is served by school districts 3 and 8, as well as a variety of private and boarding schools in the area. Additionally there are a number of colleges in the area.
• Fountain - Fort Carson School District 8: http://www.ffc8.org/
• Fountain Valley School of Colorado: www.fvs.edu/
• Extended Learning Academy: extendedlearningacademy.com/
• Widefield School District 3: http://www.wsd3.org/
• Colleges in Fountain Colorado: http://www.fountaincolorado.org/
There are a number of reputable care facilities in the Fountain area including the Evans Army Community Hospital.
In addition to this and other traditional medical facilities, the area also is home to a handful of alternative health facilities including medical marijuana dispensaries OMM Alternative and Go Green Cross.
• Family Practice Doctors: http://www.healthgrades.com/family-practice-directory/co-colorado/fountain
• Memorial Hospital: Memorial Hospital
• OMM Alternative: http://ommalternative.com/
• Go Green Cross - MMJ Doctors: http://www.gogreencross.com/
• Affordable Medical Supply: http://affordablemedmart.com/
• Interm Health Care: http://www.interimhealthcare.com/coloradosprings
• Penrose - St. Francis Health Services: http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/
• East Springs Animal Hospital: http://eastsprings.com/
The area provides a variety of options when it comes to good cusine, with everything from down-home cookin' to top-notch ethnic fare from Mexican and Japanes to Italian and Thai and a large number of fast food establishments.
• Sunny Side Catering and Cafe: http://www.sunnysidecatering.com/
• Elke's German Deli: https://www.facebook.com/ElkesGermanDeli
• Bird Dog BBQ: http://birddogbbq.com/
• Borriello Brothers Real NY Pizza: http://www.borriellobrothers.com/
• Papa Murphy's Pizza: http://www.papamurphys.com/Home
The area contains two popular parks — Aga Park and Metcalfe Regional Park which features a traditional park, as well as a skatepark and a BMX track. The area is home to multiple golf courses, including one on Fort Carson, as well as a glow in the dark putt putt course. For relaxation you can take a fly fishing charter, or if you are looking to do something with more action then you can go rock climbing!
• Metcalfe Park: Metcalfe Park
• GlowGolf: http://www.opryglowgolf.com/
• Map of Parks and Trails in the Fountain Area: Parks and Trails map
There are a variety of religious centers and worship places on many denominations in the Fountain Valley area. Congregations include First United Methodist Church, Fountain Valley Baptist Church, Valley Christian Church, Cross Creek Church, Life Springs Christian Fellowship and more.
• The Master's House: http://fumcfountain.org/
• Fountain Valley Baptist Church: http://www.fountainvalleybaptistchurch.org/
• Valley Christian Church: http://www.valleychristianchurch.info/
• Cross Creek Church: http://crosscreekfountain.com/
• Life Springs Christian Fellowship: http://lifespring.org
• Saint Dominic Catholic Church: http://coloradostdominic.org
The area's shopping hub The Citadel Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in Colorado .It is shopping anchored by Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard's, and JCPenney and includes 150+ specialty stores such as Express, Bath and Body Works, American Eagle, Buckle, and Hollister. In addition to the Citadel Mall, the fountain area has a large variety of thrift stores, pawn shops, and specialty stores as well as a Walmart Supercenter.
• The Citadel Mall: http://www.shopthecitadel.com/
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.
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.
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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