Homes For Sale Monument 

Monument, Colorado is a gorgeous little community situated way up high on the Palmer Divide just minutes north of Colorado Springs. This community is located just a few minutes north of Colorado Springs and offers a great little town with advanced education and plenty of Colorado trails to explore. The real estate located in Monument ranges from big custom homes on large lots of land, to more modest family living in a comfortable housing development. The district of historic Monument is a great attraction and fun atmosphere for the locals. The little town has several locally-owned restaurants, shops, and art galleries for residents to explore and enjoy. Monument also features essential shopping hubs like Walmart, and Home Depot. 

A beautiful area bordered by the National Forest on the West. It is edged by the United States Air Force Academy to the south. There are foothills to the north and rolling plains to the east. Monument homes offer many recreational activities to its residents. Attend NCAA sports events at the Air Force Academy. Hike into the foothills. Or you can bike on National Forest trails. You will find the outdoors to be an invitation you simply cannot resist. Monument homes are located north of Colorado Springs, with easy North/South access to I-25. This makes a trip north to Denver or south to Pueblo an easy drive.

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History

The quaint little community of Monument offers a unique historic district that has been around for many, many years. Monument was incorporated in 1879, after it had previously been settled on for several years by farmers from Iowa. Monument has blossomed into a very popular community to live and raise a family in. It’s the perfect small mountain town feel with all the convenience of being close to two big cities.

Public Works

Monument provides comprehensive planning services for its parks, trails, open space and recreational facilities through the Parks and Open Space Division.  The Water Operations Division ensures the quality and delivery of water to residents. The Streets Division makes sure that the roadways are kept in good repair and is in charge of clearing the snow during the winter months.


Schools

Education is very important to the city of Monument; their school district is Lewis-Palmer School District #38. In District 38 they hold students to very high standards of academic achievement. The schools located in this district are: Lewis-Palmer High School, Lewis-Palmer Middle School, Lewis-Palmer Elementary School, Bear Creek Elementary School, Palmer Ridge High School, and Monument Academy. 

Weather 

The weather in Monument differs slightly from the weather in Colorado Springs in the sense that it has a more intense winter. This community receives around 100 inches of snowfall a year, however, the temperatures during the winter are nice enough to enjoy the snow. Residents can get outside with their kids and enjoy the snow by building snowmen, or having a snowball fight. After the winter has cleared the weather is great, the average temperature in the summer months is around 85 degrees. With this perfect weather it allows for everyone to get outside and live the ultimate Colorado lifestyle. 

Restaurants & Geography

This community features a variety of great dining options for all the residents and tourists who come to Monument. Some of those restaurant include: Jasmine Garden, Rosie’s Diner, Columbine Gardens, Texas Roadhouse, I-Fish Japanese, Broken Bones BBQ, La Casa Fiesta Restaurant, Devine Grill, and Chili’s Grill & Bar. Monument is within close range of other small communities like Northgate, and Gleneagle, which feature more dining options. A few of these include: Southern Hospitality Southern Kitchen, C.B. & Potts, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and Colorado Mountain Brewery. 

The geography of Monument is unique because it allows for the residents to take full advantage of living the Colorado lifestyle. To the west of Monument is Pike National Forest, and Rampart Range to the east, it’s the highest point between Colorado Springs and Denver. With all the trails and hiking nearby, the locals of Monument love to explore Pike National Forest or camp within Rampart Range. 

Neighborhoods

Monument is located just north of Colorado Springs; therefore, the surrounding neighborhoods include: Woodmoor, Gleneagle, and Palmer Lake. 

Attractions

Monument is bursting with fun activities to do and keep everyone entertained. The best part of Colorado is being outdoors, and Monument offers an assortment of great hiking trails and places to camp. One of the best trails is the 15-mile Santa De Regional Trail. This trail takes guests from Palmer Lake all the way through Monument to the very southern part of the Air Force Academy. Another great place to explore is Pike National Forest, there are plenty of great trails and sites to see within the forest. With the endless amount of outdoor activities, it makes it hard to decide what to do! If being outdoorsy isn’t your thing, there are plenty of shopping options available in Monument as well. In the historic district of Monument there are several boutique shops to explore, they are: Hangers to Hutches, The Village Merchants, Bella Casa, Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, The Roost, Inheritance Salvage, Shades of Amber, Covered Treasures Bookstore, Yard Bird Fibers, and many more. All of these little shops are locally owned and feature a variety of interesting gifts and surprises. In addition to the shopping there are also two spas located in the historic district, perfect for a girls’ day. There are also various events that take place in this community like: art hops, car shows, concerts in the park, and holiday themed parades as well. There is always something going on to keep you busy. Venturing out of the little historic district, there are plenty more shops and places to explore. Down off of Jackson Creek Parkway there are shops such as: Kohl’s, Walmart, Goodwill, Petsmart, Staples, GNC, Home Depot, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and Dockers.

 Just a short drive 15-20 minutes south of Monument is Colorado Springs, which hosts an endless list of great shopping and recreational opportunities. Colorado Springs also has a great deal of rich history and great educational options to engage in as well. The first stop in Colorado Springs should always be Garden of the Gods, it’s the most beautiful site in the city. The red sandstone is not only gorgeous but also is a great place to hike and spend the day outdoors with family. Just a little further west from Garden of the Gods is the Cog Railway. This train takes guests up Pike’s Peak all the way to the top! On the top of the mountain there is a gift shop full of great Pike’s Peak souvenirs and also a cozy little café to grab some hot chocolate to warm up. Another great place to spend some time with family is at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is nestled perfectly into the mountains and offers a full day of seeing animals and gorgeous views of Colorado Springs. 


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