About Monument, Colorado
The Monument Colorado Springs area (also known as TriLakes) is located at the northern edge of El Paso, County Colorado. Approximately 20 minutes north of Colorado Springs and 50 minutes south of Denver in Monument, Colorado. The zip code is 80132 in Monument and 80133 in Palmer Lake. Students in this area attend the Lewis Palmer School District 38.
The Monument area encompasses two municipalities, the City of Monument and the Town of Palmer Lake. There are actually three lakes in the area, Palmer Lake is located in the Town of Palmer Lake; Monument Lake is located in the town of Monument, and Lake Woodmoor is located in the Woodmoor subdivision which is just outside the city limits of Monument.
This area has seen sporadic growth and development since the mid-1800’s. Palmer Lake was originally a refueling stop on the Santa Fe railroad, while the Town of Monument grew from a ranching community into what is currently a large suburb between the two largest cities in the State.
People live in the Monument Colorado Springs area primarily because the area feels like Colorado. There are towering Ponderosa Pines and views of the Front Range. Additionally, this area provides easy access to both Colorado Springs and Denver.
Quick answers to your questions about the TriLakes / Monument Colorado Springs Neighborhood
Where is Monument CO?
Monument Colorado is located at the northern edge of El Paso County. This area has many homes nestled in the Ponderosa Pines with beautiful mountain views. The Monument area covers approximately 51 square miles and has an average elevation of 7200 feet. The area has a similar feel to the Black Forest with more shopping and dining opportunities. New homes in Monument can be found in Promontory Pointe, Forest Lakes and Lake of the Rockies.
Schools in Monument CO
The Monument area is located in the Lewis Palmer District #38 attendance area. This district offers a wide range of programs and resources and is a great choice for families moving to the area. LPSD 38 has 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school; Lewis Palmer Middle School, 2 high schools; Palmer Ridge High School and Lewis Palmer High School, 1 charter school; Monument Academy as well as private and home school options.
Weather in Monument Colorado
The weather in Monument Colorado tends to be a little more extreme than in other parts of the Colorado Springs area due to it's higher elevation. Average highs in the winter are in the upper 30's with average lows dropping down to 15-20 degrees. Summertime temperatures average 80-83 degrees with the lows in the 50s. The treed areas usually experience more snow during the winter than areas located further south, but the area is hard to beat for beautiful views, gorgeous homes and a reasonable commute to Denver.
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TriLakes / Monument Real Estate Statistics
% of Housing Occupied (vs Vacant) in Monument 95%
% Owners Occupied (vs Rentals) in Monument 91%
% Residents w/ >High School Education in Monument 58%
% Residents w/Income > $100,000 in Monument CO 53%
% Residents Employed (vs. Unemployed, Not in Labor Force) in Monument CO 63%
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Monument CO Median Sales Price
89% compared to max of other neighborhoods
Monument CO Number of Sales
55 Home Sales
26% compared to max of other neighborhoods
Monument CO Average Lot Size
9% compared to max of other neighborhoods
Monument CO Days on Market
86% compared to max of other neighborhoods
Monument CO Number of Listings
64% compared to max of other neighborhoods
TriLakes / Monument CO Commute Time
28 min to COS
90% compared to max of other neighborhoods
Real Estate Statistics based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the corresponding period. RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Demographic data courtesy of the 2010 Census and 2015 American Community Survey. % comparison is in relation to the max value for the 21 El Paso Co neighborhoods represented.
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Monument CO Homes for Sale
Homes for sale in Monument tend to be single family homes on larger lots, but there has been a rise in townhomes for sale in Monument as well. Many homes for sale have fantastic Pikes Peak or front range views and a few have a view of one of the area lakes. Both Lake of the Rockies and Forest Lakes are new communities boasting lake views.