Colorado Springs homes along Marksheffel are located in the large ranchlands between Powers & Falcon. The area is about 20-30 minutes east and northeast of Downtown Colorado Springs. The two large communities located in the area are Banning Lewis Ranch to the north and Claremont Ranch to the east next to Peterson Air Force Base and five minutes from Schriever Air Force Base. The Banning Lewis Ranch development includes 21,000 acres and promotes a small-town lifestyle offering community centers, schools, commercial space, open space and green belts, parks, and trails. Claremont Ranch is another popular planned community conveniently located east of Shriever Air Force Base boasting panoramic views of the Rockies and Pikes Peak and offering affordable single-family homes and townhomes. Falcon School District 49 serves the families in the area.