Monument and Palmer Lake Vicinity
Commute to Downtown: 30-45 minutes
Commute to Denver: 30-45 minutes
Commute to USAFA: 10-20 minutes
Monument Population: 8,000, Palmer Lake Population: 2,772
This “Tri-Lakes” area situated on the northern end of El Paso County in Colorado has two great communities; Monument and Palmer Lake, and then lots of neighborhoods in unincorporated El Paso County. Monument, Colorado, at 7,135’ elevation, has plenty of charm and a cozy feeling of small-town living with the convenience of hopping on I-25 to access Colorado Springs and Denver. Situated next to Pike National Forest to the west, this scenic area has wonderful views of the mountains, great views of the beautiful Air Force Academy grounds and boasts small-town living with convenience to the city.
The Lewis-palmer school district has plenty to be proud of with a wide selection of quality programs, successful sports teams, and high test scores. Their four elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools and a Pre-K-12 charter school rank among the best in the state.
An array of homes are available throughout the “Tri-Lakes area,” from single-family neighborhoods to condominiums, horse property to forested estates, new construction to historic cabins, estates and horse ranches. An interesting note is that this area is serviced by a variety of small water districts, and some homes have their own wells.
Some of the neighborhoods include:
Woodmoor is a large and popular wooded community (nearly 4,000 acres), boasting large homes on large wooded lots, and a golf, tennis & swim club, which is just undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. It boasts 40 acres of ponds, trails and abundant wildlife are big draws, as is one of the best sledding hills in the area!
Jackson Creek/Sanctuary Point/Promontory Point: A large planned community on the south side of Monument is called Jackson Creek, which neighbors the newer Sanctuary Pointe and Promontory Point. Located off Baptist Road and Gleneagle Drive on the East side of I-25, this collection of neighborhoods were built between 2001-present by Classic Homes, and quickly became popular due to the stunning views of Pikes Peak, convenience for commuters to Colorado Springs and Denver and close proximity to Fox Run Regional Park (417 acres of hiking trails, playing fields, dog park, picnic areas, ponds and a wedding gazebo.) The neighborhoods also share 9 parks, connecting miles of walking and biking trails and a neighborhood elementary school.Most of the homes are between 3,000-4,500 feet in size with 3 car garages and generous fenced yards.
In 1871 General William Jackson Palmer founded Palmer Lake and then Monument in 1979, both of which have plenty of history, character and recreational opportunities. Each boast charming town lakes with fishing docks, paddleboarding and kayaking. Numerous hiking trails and easy access to recreation in the Pike National Forest draw many who want to be mere minutes for an evening hike or afternoon ride. Award-winning schools and a wide variety of shops and restaurants in both towns, as well as a strong sense of community are common reasons people choose to buy in these small towns with quick commutes to Colorado Springs and Denver.
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