Falcon is an unincorporated community exurb in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. It lies along US 24 about 14 miles northeast of Colorado Springs. A railroad hub in the early 20th century, the town spent several decades as a quiet ranching community until it experienced rapid residential growth throughout the 1990s which has continued increasingly through today.
With the rapid growth, suburban amenities began appearing in Falcon. Safeway opened a grocery store in 2000. The county approved a new Wal-Mart store in 2005 with minimal opposition. As that new retail presence was preparing to open, residents voted in May 2007 on whether to incorporate as a town. The proposal was defeated, with 78% of the vote against incorporation. The next major retail chain slated to set up shop in Falcon was Lowe’s, which had agreed to procure the current site of Fire Station #1 of the Falcon Fire Protection District. Lowe’s would have built a replacement station at Golden Sage and Woodmen, but in September 2008, that deal fell through and Lowe’s did not complete the transaction.
The Black Squirrel Creek Bridge, a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located between Falcon and Peyton, Colorado. On October 16, 2010, High Prairie Library, a branch of the Pikes Peak Library District, opened to the public. In 2004, the Antler Creek Golf Course opened as the longest golf course in Colorado and the second-longest in the nation.