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The Air Force Academy (USAFA) is a United States Air Force Base and University located on the Northwest side of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The area surrounding USAFA is known for its outdoor activity access and mountain town feel, while still being a part of Colorado's second largest and amenity rich city. There are over 8,000 acres of park areas for public use. The Garden of the Gods, with its red rock formations at the base of Pikes Peak, offers hiking, natural rock climbing, biking, and wildlife viewing in the 1,400 acre park. Barr Trail ascends the East side of Pikes Peak and is a popular hiking trail, beginning in the historic and beautiful town of Manitou Springs. Rivers, lakes, and reservoirs offer multiple opportunities for aquatic recreation such as mountain and lake fishing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. It is also in close proximity to professional minor league sports, rodeos, races, and golf tournaments that are regularly hosted in town. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, fine art theaters, and museums are also spread throughout the community. The area is known for its breathtaking views and easy access to everything in town, as it is bordered by I-25 on the East and has 2 easy entry gates that are minutes from excellent shopping centers, dining options, and breweries. The Academy has great schools and many family friendly activities to keep you busy year round. Nestled up against the Front Range, the Air Force Academy is well known for its breathtaking scenery in all directions with both mountain and city views. Some of the best ski resorts in the world are about 2 hours away and downtown Denver is only an hour. There are many options for homes of every type, with options for single family homes, townhouses, and even sprawling estates that encapsulate the natural beauty of the area. Make sure to contact your local real estate experts in the area to give you the most up to date information on median home prices and current market conditions to help you find your dream home. Whether you're looking to buy land for your dream home or trying to find an existing home in the Air Force Academy or Colorado Springs area, Flat Rate Realty will connect you with the best real estate agents in Colorado and make your home buying experience both successful and enjoyable. Be sure to ask your trusted real estate agent about our buyers credit and flat rate listing fee.