Written by Action Team Staff Tuesday, 11 January 2011 07:20
Military relocation is never easy, especially if you have a family. Sometimes your family will be asked to move with very short notice to a place that you no nothing about; or you could be moving from a tropical climate to one that is below freezing for half of the year. But if your military relocation is bringing you to Colorado Springs, you are in for a pleasant surprise.
As a Colorado Springs realtor with decades of experience relocating military families, I have put together this list of military relocation FAQ for Colorado Springs.
What is the weather like in Colorado Springs?
Despite its high elevation and mountainous terrain, the winters in Colorado Springs are relatively mild. This is not to say there’s no snow here, but it melts quickly under sunny skies and rarely keeps this bustling town from moving. The best part about the weather here is the low humidity in the summer and plenty of sunshine all year round.
What is the best place to live for each military base?
Whether you’re headed for Peterson or Schriever AFB, you will probably want to look at homes in the Powers Corridor, but many Schriever families also look a little further east in Falcon. Here you will find an excellent quality of life, plus great shopping, dining and local entertainment options.
If Fort Carson is your destination, you will be a lot closer to the mountains, which is great if you want to get close to nature and try mountain biking, hiking or skiing. Military families often look at homes in Fountain, which is closer to the Southern tip of Colorado Springs.
On the north side of town is the Air Force Academy, which is a great area for real estate. Neighborhoods like Briargate, Rockrimmon, Gleneagle and others will be your best bet for house-hunting, plus you will enjoy easy access to Denver.
Since this area is home to so many military bases, you can expect an easy transition for your Colorado Springs military relocation.
How much do houses cost in Colorado Springs?The Colorado Springs housing market is rebounding nicely from the recent housing crisis, and the average sale price for a single family home is $229,036. This price is 8.7 percent higher than a year ago, and the number of active listings is up by 13.2 percent. You can find a lot of great homes within the $175,000 - $250,000 range, which is an ideal price point for most military families.
For more information and to get answers on other Military Relocation FAQ for Colorado Springs, contact the professional real estate agents at Action Team Realty.
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