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Are you soon moving to Falcon, Colorado, or looking to know the Greater Colorado Springs area better? This guide will give you everything you need to know, with information on the real estate market, taxes, schools, weather, crime, commutes, and things to do.
Something to consider...
Falcon, Colorado, and Peyton, Colorado are often widely confused and intertwined with each other. Together, they make up the eastern plains of the Greater Colorado Springs area. Falcon is considered an unincorporated community. Falcon does have a township, so it governs itself but is not incorporated within any larger administrative divisions.
That said, you may want to consider looking at Peyton, CO.
FAQ's - Things To Know About Falcon, CO
DISTANCE FROM COLORADO SPRINGS: From the center of Colorado Springs to the center of Falcon, it is about 22 minutes or 15.7 miles
FALCON COLORADO POPULATION: 10,514 people
SIZE: 3.157 square miles
KNOWN FOR: Golfing, ranching, large lots
FALCON AREA CODE: 719
FALCON ZIPCODE: 80831
FALCON COLORADO ELEVATION: 6,831
Commuting in Falcon, Colorado
From Falcon, Colorado to Colorado Springs is about a 22-minute drive, or 15.7 miles, with the fastest route being via Woodmen Road.
As for commutes within Falcon, it is about the same as Colorado Springs in Peyton and is, on average, about 22 minutes. Many of the roads in Falcon are long and flat, making for easy drives throughout the town.
The average weather in Falcon is on par with that of the weather in Colorado Springs. The average temperatures year-round are very mild, and most of the days throughout the year are sunny.
The average snowfalls in Falcon, though, are much higher than that of Colorado Springs. This region is much flatter and further away from Pikes Peak and the mountain range in general.
Therefore it does not gain protection from the weather that the mountains offer. The average inches of snowfall per year in Falcon is 84, whereas, in the Springs, it is just 57 inches. Also, Falcon, Colorado’s elevation is 6,831 feet and is a landscape of only flat plains.
Schools in Falcon, Colorado
Falcon School District 49 is the school district that encompasses Falcon, Colorado, and extends into the eastern part of the city of Colorado Springs. They participate in the “choice” program that many other districts do, wherein students can choose which school they go to and are not limited to the school they are zoned for based on where they live.
District 49 is responsible for eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, and ten charter schools. Falcon Middle School and Falcon High School are the primary schools for students that live within Falcon itself.
Besides their outstanding academics and high overall test scores of students, Falcon District 49 is well known for its unusual school year structuring. The district only gives an eight-week summer, but the students have two weeks off in the fall, another week off for Thanksgiving week, three weeks for Christmas, and two weeks for spring break.
Taxes in Falcon, CO
Falcon, Colorado sales tax rate is the combination of state, county, and city taxes. In Falcon, the total sales tax is 5.13%. The city of Falcon does not charge its own portion of sales tax, though, so in this case, it is only a combination of county and state taxes. Therefore, El Paso County is responsible for 1.23%, and Colorado is responsible for the remaining 2.9%.
Income and Property Taxes
These taxes do not vary city to city and are the same for Falcon as they are for the rest of the Greater Colorado Springs area. For more information on these tax rates, check out our Moving to Colorado Springs post.
Both property crime and violent crime in Falcon, Colorado, are higher than the national averages. Specifically, violent crime is 67% higher than the national average, and property crime is 72% higher than national averages. Violent crime is defined as murder, assault, harassment, and more, whereas property crime can include burglary, arson, and vandalism.
Things to do in Falcon
Due to Falcon’s flat landscape and extensive land, golfing is a widely popular activity in Falcon. There are many different golf courses to go to, each with unique greens and expansive views of the mountains to the west.
There are many opportunities for ranching in Falcon, Colorado. The eastern plains that it is located within offer excellent grazing for livestock. Many homes for sale in Falcon, Colorado, come on acreage adequate for raising livestock. Also, there are many plots of land for sale in Falcon, Colorado, if you wish to keep your residency and ranching separate.
Falcon, CO Homeowners
Congratulations! If you have owned a home or property in Falcon, Colorado, for any amount of time, then you have likely seen HUGE appreciation gains.
We are having people, even with the understanding that homes values have steadily been increasing, blown away by how much their home is worth.
Even better is that we are finding more and more homebuyers requesting the Falcon, Peyton areas, so they enjoy the space and views without the city's traffic and bustle.
That said, if you are curious about selling your home, we would love to talk! We are always working (even more recently, regardless of the COVID pandemic) with homebuyers that would love to call your place home.
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