Fort Carson, CO Real Estate News

By Kristen Senn, Colorado Springs Military Relocation
(Keller Williams Hope Realty)
Yesterday was Veteran’s Day and in honor of our Veterans, Fort Carson will be honoring their families with Military Family Appreciation Week. It runs from November 10 until November 18th and is sponsored by the MWR (Moral, Welfare, and Recreation). Fort Carson has a variety of programs and activities planned for its Colorado Springs military families.  Normally, I don’t toot my own horn since my husband is currently an active duty solider, but I feel the need to HONOR my fellow military families. You see, we have been lucky…very, very lucky. My husband was just starting graduate school when September 11th happened and already had a change in the normal career path of an Army officer.  Since then he has been in teaching capacity or in school himself. While the schooling has taken him fr...
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By Brian L. A. Wess, Voted "Best Realtor" 2006, 2008 & 2013
(Infinite Horizons Realty)
We had a well known saying when I was serving in the Army, "Hurry Up and Wait!." Unfortunately this old adage still seems to be alive, well, and accurate. After much fanfare and preparation by Fort Carson and the local community, the Pentagon has told Ft. Carson and the Colorado Springs community that the number of troops coming, the current number is about 8,000 to 10,000 expected with about 5,000 Spouses and 9,000 children, with the 4th Infantry Divisions return to Fort Carson from Texas probably won't happen till about 2010. This has been pushed back almost 3 years from last years estimates of late 2007. This information is a double edged sword to our communities heavily military invested economy. In one case, it gives our community more time to generate the millions of dollars of pu...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Fort Carson Army Base - The Mountain Post is home to the 3rd BCT, 43rd ASG, 3rd ACR, 5th Armored Brigade, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, and the 10th Special Forces Group.Fort Carson is located in the Southwestern part of Colorado Springs. The northernmost gate is at South Academy and I-25 (map) and the base extends south past Fountain, CO. Newcomers: Check out their About Fort Carson pages as well as their Housing Information pages.Schools:   Fort Carson is part of the Fountain/ Fort Carson School District #8There are 7 Elementary Schools in District 8; 3 of which are located on base.Patriot Elementary School - 7010 Harr Avenue. 719-382-1460Mountainside Elementary School - 5506 Harr Avenue. 719-382-1430Abrams Elementary School - 600 Chiles Avenue. 719-382-1490Fountain/ Fort Cars...
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Did you just arrive in Ft. Carson, Colorado - and are trying to make this place feel like home? There's a variety of programs to help you feel Welcome!If  you are here, but your household goods are not - check out the Loan Closet- offering - depending on availability - anything from the daily use kitchen items, like dishes, glasses, pots, silverware, to folding tables and chairs, car seats, high chairs, vacuums, cots and televisions. For additional Information on that, please contact the Family Connection on Barkeley Avenue, Building 1354. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.Did your spouse come with you to Colorado Springs? Ft. Carson offers an Orientation for Spouses, bi-weekly, to help them become familiar with the Mountain Post, anything from Info about the M...
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Whether you're on your way to Ft. Carson, Colorado - or already here - and wondering what's there to do - don't "fret". Ft. Carson and Colorado Springs are offering a variety of "stuff" to do - for everyone. Love the Outdoors? Starting April 11th - Turkey Creek Recreation Area begins it official season, offering trail rides, picnic sites, playgrounds and hiking trails. Campsites are available by reservation. Baseball your "Thing"? May 12th - at 5:00pm at the Sky Sox stadium, complete with Apple Pie and Hot Dogs. Tickets are free to DoD ID Card holders and family members! As a salute to Ft. Carson - attend the pre-game party.Is your spouse at Ft. Carson? May 12th through the 19th is Military Spouse Appreciation Week, offering a variety of programs. Open to DoD ID card holders only. Like ...
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So, you're packed up and ready to move - to Ft. Carson, Colorado? Do you know what to expect once you get here? Where will you stay until you find a permanent home? What about a job for your spouse and other family members? Your Kid's schooling? Your Pets?If you're looking for a place to stay - you have several options available to you. You can either stay on post - in billeting if you're a Staff Sergeant or below and are unaccompanied, or off post in one of the many hotels/motels (Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) can be paid for up to ten days), or if you're pcs-ing with your family, you can stay at the Colorado Inn on Ft. Carson. This is the temporary lodging facility and it operates on a first come, first serve basis. (Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance.) Be aware, if y...
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Getting ready to PCS to Ft. Carson? We thought you'd like some Info prior to getting here. Fort Carson Mission Statement"Fort Carson's Mountain Post Team-best opportunity in the Army for soldiers to train, leaders to lead, families to grow and people to work. We are a first rate power projection platform (air and rail) and Post Mobilization Maneuver Training Center; a premier installation and committed community partner, providing combat-ready forces for the 21st Century."Fort Carson Vision Statement"Fort Carson trains, mobilizes, deploys, and sustains combat-ready forces. We ensure the well-being and protection of the Mountain Post Team, while operating a responsive, efficient and sustainable installation, Post Mobilization Maneuver Training Center and power projection platform." ----F...
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