Falcon is one of the more colorful historical areas on the plains northeast of Colorado Springs. Established as a railway cross roads in 1888 for the Denver and New Orleans and the Chicago and Rock Island lines, Falcon was an important rail location until the horseless carriage began to take over area roadways. By 1896 it sported 2 hotels, a school, a newspaper, two general stores, stockyards, a blacksmith shop, two train depots and six saloons. Even after the arrival of the automobile, the train depots continue to be important parts of the town even to this day. For nearly 100 years Falcon was a quiet, rural wide spot in the road, but when the first traffic light came to town, along with it arrived many people looking to move to the suburbs to start families and build or buy a reasonably priced home.
Falcon has grown tremendously in the last 30 years and continues to expand as a suburb serving Colorado Springs. Many developments dot the landscape, with some areas broken into 5-acre parcels with older trees and ponds. Primarily arid steppe, Falcon enjoys nice weather and a reasonable cost of living. One thing Falcon is known for is the Antler Creek Golf Course, which is the longest course in Colorado and the second longest in the nation. With good schools, large lots, and easy access for commuting to work, school, or entertainment, Falcon is a terrific bedroom community to look for a starter or family home.
Near the Homestead Ranch Regional Park, which contains a complete and original 1800’s Colorado steppe homestead complete with spring fed pond, Falcon is a quiet, unincorporated suburb where people still know their neighbors and participate in community events. With the close proximity for commuting to Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, Falcon is an ideal location for finding a starter home, a place to raise your family, or a retirement spot. A great deal of commercial development in recent years has added major shopping areas, restaurants, services and amenities to the community. With close proximity to both Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, Falcon is a convenient location for military families to locate. There are a variety of homes available in the area, ranging from new properties in developments to established ranch homes. Homes are still very affordable in this part of greater Colorado Springs, with a range starting around $270,000 and up to $725,000 for larger ranch home properties. Many parcels consist of 5 acres or more, making this area very attractive to people wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of greater Colorado Springs, but still be within a very responsible commuting distance. Highway 24 goes directly through Falcon, making access to most parts of town fast.
A fascinating piece of history also resides in Falcon, one which puts it on national radar pretty regularly – the Coral Bluffs Open Space, 700 acres of rugged terrain near town that is one of the oldest, most laden with specimens fossiliferous areas in the entire world. Paleontologists from around the world come to Falcon to study the fascinating layers of mammalian fossils post dinosaur die-off from some cataclysmic event. Over a million years of records are found in these cliffs and washes. The area is not open to the public, but it is accessible by arranged tour. Particularly fascinating are full moonlight hikes led during the winter months.
Because of the close proximity to Colorado Springs and the reasonable home prices, Falcon property does not stay on the market long. Most homes are owner occupied, with only about 18% of the properties showing as rentals. The average time a home in Falcon is on the market after listing is only 17 days, which means it can be a challenge to find, view, and make an offer to secure one of these quiet pieces of suburban plateau living. Having a good realtor on your team that knows what you are looking for in terms of square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, garage requirements, how much land you are looking for, and your budget and preferred amount of monthly mortgage payment all help. At The Springs Home Team, we specialize in homes in the Falcon and Peyton areas. We know how important finding a home you can afford is, and how difficult it can be in the Colorado Springs area. We also know you want to be able to settle in and raise a family in a safe neighborhood with good schools and a sense of community spirit. You will find all that and more in Falcon.
The Springs Home Team is a full service Keller-Williams affiliated real estate firm. We have served the greater Colorado Springs area for over a decade. Founded by Ramona Williams, a well known and highly regarded real estate professional for the past 14 years in the area, our firm is dedicated to helping you find the home you want, and helping negotiate the best price possible. We work hard to establish relationships with all our clients, and want to help you find the home that works for your family. If you are looking to sell a home in Falcon or one of its developments, please call us or send in our contact form. We would like to speak with you about arranging showings as soon as possible, because we have lists of buyers looking for property in your area. We often close contracts for more than the original asking price for homes in the area. We are Colorado proud, and would like to help you become our new neighbors. Call us and let’s get started on your property needs.