Monument, Colorado. Location, Location!
Have you considered taking a look at Monument homes as you weigh possible places to hang your hat? If so, you’re in good company. This city in northern El Paso County has every right to be proud of its D-38 schools, real estate prices here have not blown through the roof yet, and you’ll be in the driver’s seat with easy access to both Colorado Springs and Metro Denver. Add in shopping, trails, fishing, and a small town feel, and you’ll agree that a home in Monument makes sense. Just a sampling of choices in existing homes includes full customs on large treed lots in Arrowwood, spacious two stories in Village Center or stucco ranch homes in Carriage Point West.
So, what’s the best thing about Monument? The people without a doubt. They are warm and friendly, conversational if you appreciate that, or just a friendly nod if time is tight. Monument is the sort of place where you might meet a stranger; it just feels less likely than in other places. Many of the residents have already battled on life’s gridiron in some major city like LA, DC, DFW, ATL, PHX, you name it. Bad memories of other places? Not so much, it’s not really like that; they’d just smile and say they’d rather be here. One southern transplant I met claims she’d have to be “pried out with a crowbar to ever leave.”
Somehow this Colorado community has maintained a small town feel, but at the same time has more than five neighborhoods offering new-build homes from quality companies. Prices in these communities range from the mid $300’s to low $500’s. Or, go all out with a $1 million plus full custom home on a gorgeous mountain view homesite with acreage.
A few established communities in the area include Woodmoor, King’s Deer, and Jackson Creek. Neighborhoods with both existing and new home offerings are Misty Acres and Promontory Pointe. New build Monument homes are also being offered in the brand new communities of Lake of the Rockies and Forest Lakes.
The choices in Monument Colorado homes are extensive. The links below are a sampling for you and are intended simply as a start. Any search you see here can be modified to suit your preferences with just a few keystrokes under “modify search.”
- $ 1 Million Plus Homes
- Homes on 2 Acres Plus
- Golf Course Homes
As mentioned earlier, Monument schools are definitely worthy of your consideration for K-12 public education. As examples, Palmer Ridge High is rated a 10 right now on Great Schools.com, as is Prairie Winds Elementary. Monument Charter Academy is also a highly sought out institution, and has been for years.
Dining and Shopping
For a small town, Monument has more than just the basics covered. Grocery stores here include King Soopers (Kroger-owned,) Safeway, Natural Grocers, and Wal-Mart Supercenter. Other stores serving Monument are Home Depot, Pet Smart, Staples and Kohl’s. Dining choices include Texas Roadhouse, Chili’s and Village Inn. Or go for local owned restaurants offering Mexican, Chinese and American-style food.
Relax at a summer concert under the stars with the Rockies as a backdrop or enjoy karaoke at Oakley’s. Wander downtown taking in all the eclectic shops every Thursday night in the summer as part of Monument’s Art Hop. Catch a movie close by at the Interquest Cinemas. Who likes a parade and fireworks? The annual 4th of July Tri Lakes Celebration draws between 8 and 10 thousand every year from all over the Front Range. It wouldn’t be Colorado without mico-breweries. Try out our very own Pikes Peak Brewing Company’s Elephant Rock India Pale Ale to live music just about every weekend.
Parks and Recreation
Monument is surrounded with a variety of trails for hiking, biking or running, including the New Santa Fe Trail. The local YMCA is one of the most successful Y’s in the country with membership numbers that are the envy of that industry. Hockey is also very popular here, with a rink just off Old Denver Road: Colorado Sports Center. All of the land to the west is BLM land, offering places for off-roading, camping, hiking and exploring. Thousands of square miles of pristine Rocky Mountain wilderness await, literally just up Mt. Herman Road, four miles west of town. Choices in golf include Monument Hill Country Club and Kings Deer Country Club.
It’s not really possible to live in Monument and be farther than five to seven minutes from the interstate. This convenience is a major factor that has made Monument homes popular, and will continue to do so into the future, protecting your investment. Many couples find themselves going in different directions in the morning. One might work at the Tech Center in Denver, while the other might work at one of the defense contractors in Colorado Springs. Monument offers the perfect solution, as many of my clients have discovered.