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Do You Need to Live Near a Base in Colorado Springs?

Do You Need to Live Near a Base in Colorado Springs?Typical F/V Home

Are you military? Or contractor? And need to live near one of our bases in Colorado Springs? There are several cities and neighborhoods closeby that are very nices area to live in. Here's some data to help you determind what area would be suit your needs.

The City of Fountain

√  It was designated Millinnium City and 2002 All American City
√  It's the furthest south in our greater metropolian area, and has the mildest climate in our region
√  Travel to Ft. Carson, and Peterson AFB is 10 miles, and total commute time is about 15 minutes. Schriever AFB is 16 miles, and 33 minutes drive time. (Add more time for incliment weather.)
√  The school district is Fountain District 8

The City of Widefield

√  The city is 5 miles north of Fountain, and 10 miles south of Colorado Springs. It's 14 miles, and 29 minutes to Schriever AFB. Ft. Carson and Peterson AFB is 5 miles and 6 minutes commute away
√  The city's school district is Widefield District 3

The City of Security

√ The city is located about 5 miles south of Colorado Springs, and 4 miles away with a 6 minute drive to Ft. Carson and Peterson AFB. Schriever AFB is 20 miles away and a 30 minute drive.
√  The city's school district is Widefield District 3

 The Neighborhood of Stratmoor Hills

√  Stratmoor Hills lies in the Colorado Spring City Limits. It's in the southwest area of the city, and very close to Ft. Carson, with approx. a 5 minute commute. And 10 minutes to Peterson AFB. Schriever AFB is approx. another 15 minutes beyond.
√  Harrison School District 2 is the local school district.

The Neighborhood of Cimarron Hills

√  Cimarron Hills is in the southeast area of Colorado Springs. The commute to Peterson AFB is just minutes, and Ft. Carson is about 15 minutes. Cimarron Hills is the closest neighborhood to Schreiver AFB, with a commute time of 10.
√  Colorado Springs School District 11 serves this neighborhood.

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These are well developed areas, and each with neighborhoods. Shopping centers, gas stations, convenience and grocery stores are readily accessible. Schools and city services are readily available and Colorado Springs has one of the finest libraries in the country; rated in the top 10.

Here's data showing all currenly actives homes on the market. Also, shown are sold homes for this year and sold homes for last year. Homes in these areas sell for approx. 97% of list price.

 

City Actives Price Low Price High Sales 2008 Price Low Price High Sales 2009 Price Low Price High
Fountain 442 54,900 365,000 1,110 25,000 534,000 998 42,000 429,000
Security 37 76,000 170,000 74 25,000 167,000 88 26,000 253,000
Widefield 8 114,500 194,500 47 80,000 218,000 25 76,500 177,000
Stratmoor Hills 34 29,000 2,500,000 68 20,000 275,000 61 49,000 266,700
Cimmeron Hills 27 49,600 184,000 78 36,000 235,000 70 108,000 217,500

 

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Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 4 commentsMarianne Snygg • October 03 2009 02:09PM

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Marianne-just wanted to mention that here in Huntsville we also have a large military presence.  Many from BRAC are coming here so if you know any military personell headed this way I would be glad to help with their finding a home here.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago

Hey Nick, we've got so many coming in...and I don't know of any going any where but Afghistan. :(    But, I'll keep you in mind if I do.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks Marianne, Colorado is such a beautiful place it's hard to imagine anyone actually leaving by choice.  I know a guy who moved frome Lake Tahoe to Alabama, I've been to Tahoe many times and I don't know why anyone would willingly move from there to anywhere.  Oh well we all have our own set of circumstances to deal with.  You're in for some weather pretty soon, aren't you?

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago

Oh Nick, I lived in the SF Bay area for over 45 years, I loved it and am now sorry that I moved to Colorado. BECAUSE of all the snow...which is why folks would leave the beautiful Tahoe area. After living in Alabama, try spending a couple of winters in deep snow, and you'll understand why so many folks are moving to the Sun Belt.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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