Fort Carson West median real estate price is $398,221, which is less expensive than 73.1% of Colorado neighborhoods and 37.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Fort Carson West is currently $2,818, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 64.8% of the neighborhoods in Colorado.
Fort Carson West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Fort Carson West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Fort Carson West neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Fort Carson West. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 20.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 86.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Fort Carson West neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Fort Carson West neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Colorado.
With 36.1% of employed workers living in the Fort Carson West neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Fort Carson West neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 65.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Fort Carson West neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.3%, which is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Fort Carson West neighborhood stands out by having 93.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of all American neighborhoods.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Fort Carson West neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 61.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
Did you know that the Fort Carson West neighborhood has more Welsh and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 7.0% have Swedish ancestry.
Fort Carson West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Fort Carson West neighborhood in Colorado Springs are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 15.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Fort Carson West neighborhood, 37.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is the military, with 36.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.9%), and 22.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Fort Carson West neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Fort Carson West neighborhood in Colorado Springs, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report Swedish roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.5%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Fort Carson West neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (61.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (93.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.