Fort Carson, CO Housing and Relocation Information
Housing InformationThe military provides two options for the use of your BAH. Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH)
The first option is living on post. The second option is using your BAH to rent or buy a home off post. We provide you with military friendly information to help you maximize your BAH.
On Post Housing
The Single Soldier Housing Office (719) 526-9709
- Fort Carson on post housing is privatized and operated by Balfour Beatty Communities. Fort Carson Family Homes (855) 652-4425 offers dozens of housing units which include: stoves, refrigerators, and washer/dryer hookups. Some homes also have dishwashers. Utilities are paid separate from rent and Fort Carson participates in the Live Army Green program which rewards residents for lowering their monthly utilities. Each housing unit allows up to two pets. Pet types allowed are cats, dogs, birds or fish (breed restrictions apply for dogs). Renting on post housing can include wait times and accommodations may not be available.
For those who are not ready to buy a home and are looking to rent you can check our database for available rentals in the Fort Carson area.
Click here for Single Family Rentals.
Click here for Apartments for Rent.
Buy A House
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Fort Carson is on the south side of Colorado Springs. To the north and east are an urban and suburban areas, and to the south and west are a few suburban, rural and undeveloped country areas. You have the option to use your BAH in two ways; by renting on post or renting/purchasing a home of your own off post.
Colorado Springs has an estimated population of 674,000 and is Colorado's second largest city behind Denver. Families stationed at Fort Carson usually live in Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield, Fountain, or Fountain Valley which are all within a 25-minute commute. On the southern side of base are the cities of Pueblo, Florence, and Canon City, but these are further from the main gate and take 45 minutes to drive to post.
Fort Carson is adjacent to the Pike National Forest; most of Colorado is well known for being a great place to enjoy outdoor activities and Colorado Springs is no exception. Active residents will have access to some of the best hiking, rock climbing, and extreme sports in the country. Less active residents will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery and a pleasant mountain atmosphere. Cities near Fort Carson are: Colorado Springs, Fountain, Security, Widefield, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park and Black Forest.
About Fort Carson
Fort Carson is a US Army Base that was constructed in 1942 right after the Pearl Harbor Attacks. Colorado Springs local government donated the land to the War Department in an effort to help end the war. Fort Carson functions as a training facility and defense base for the US military. In January 1943 Fort Carson also began housing prisoners of war. Due to the lack of man power in Colorado the US military employed the prisoners to due jobs such as: logging, farming and canning. The mission of Fort Carson is to provide the Army units with adequate support and service. Fort Carson has a five-decade legacy of offering service to the community and the country. For more information click here.