About Widefield, Colorado Real EstateAbout Widefield, Colorado Real Estate; Widefield, Colorado is located South of Colorado Springs. One of Three towns, once smaller independent towns, have now grown to the point one would think it to be a growing small city. Military families who prefer to live off Post/Base find Fountain to be an ideal area with easy access to the Fort Carson Army Mountain Post (~7 mins West), Peterson Air Force Base (~10 mins North), and Schriever Air Force Base (~15 mins Northeast). About Widefield, Colorado Real Estate Market:
- Interest rates are still low (around 3-4%)
- Unemployment is down (slightly)
- Low Risk: Pending Sequestration (opens in new window)
- Medium Risk: FSW’s employment, like Colorado Springs, is HEAVILY dependent upon DoD/Military
- High Risk: As of Feb 2015, Fort Carson could lose 16,000 troops (2/3) by 2019 (opens in new window)
- **Median home prices $170,000
- **Median home selling prices, slightly higher
- **Trending models predict overall market to be flat/drop
- Females: 13,000 (49%)
- Males: 12,000 (51%)
- Median Resident Age: 29
- Colorado Median Age: 41
Fort Carson Army Post – The Mountain Post: At present, over 18 units are assigned: 440th CABN, 4th Eng. BN, 4th ID, 43rd BDE, 1-25 ATK, 10th CSH, 13th ASOS, 52nd Eng. BN, 71st Ord., 423 Trans CO, 759th MP BN, AFSBn, DENTAC, USAG, MEDDAC, MSE, VETCOM, WCAP, and WLC. Fort Carson Housing
Peterson Air Force Base: Home of the 21st Space Wing, which is comprised of multiple Squadrons and Groups: 21st Operations Group, 21st Mission Support Group, 721st Mission Support Group, 21st Medical Group, 821st Air Base Group, 21st SW Wing Staff Agencies, and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD – See below). Peterson Air Force Base Housing
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station: Central collection and coordination center for a worldwide system of satellites, radars, and sensors providing early warning of any air, missile, or space threat to North America.
NORAD – North American Aerospace Defense Command: Bi-national (United States and Canada) organization charged with the mission of aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in the defense of North America.
US NORTHCOM – North American Command: Plans, organizes, and executes homeland defense and civil support missions.
United States Air Force Academy: The Air Force Academy Mission is to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Air Force Academy Housing