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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Fort Carson West median real estate price is $404,704, which is less expensive than 73.8% of Colorado neighborhoods and 38.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Fort Carson West is currently $2,888, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.3% 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Colorado Springs, the Fort Carson West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

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 2.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Colorado.

Occupations

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.

Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Fort Carson West neighborhood could be your paradise. With 65.9% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.6% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

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.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 93.6% of commuters who live in the Fort Carson West neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Fort Carson West neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. 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.

Diversity

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.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a 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.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

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.

Languages

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.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

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.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. 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.


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