The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy to the south, foothills and rock outcroppings to the north, and rolling plains to the east. Monument was first settled as a stop along the Rio Grande Railroad in 1872, and the area was incorporated as a town called Henry's Station in 1879, but the name was later changed to Monument. The town population was 5,530 at the 2010 United States Census, an increase of 181% from the population of 1971 in 2000.
Monument is it's own city, but is inside of an area considered the "Tri-Lakes", which consists of Palmer Lake, Monument Lake and Lake Woodmoor.
Palmer Lake is it's own city as well, it was founded in 1871 and incorporated in 1889. Downtown Palmer Lake, though small, features cozy restaurants such as O'Malleys Steakhouse and Pub, a library, town hall, and historical museum. Palmer Lake is also a sought after destination for home buyers, featuring some large lots, and a very distinct and unique feel.
The Tri-Lakes public school system- Palmer School District 38- has received numerous accolades and has tested as one of the best public school districts in the entire State.
Monument has gained a lot of popularity over the last 10 years due to the charming Historic Downtown Monument, fantastic School District, homes situated on large lots, and equestrian-friendly communities. Over recent years, Monument has also seen a strong influx of Denver home-buyers that want to take advantage of the reasonable commute to the Denver Tech Center (about 45 minutes) and the wonderful local amenities.
Monument is truly a unique are and is among the most popular in the Pikes Peak Region.
Jackson Creek in Monument, Colorado has everything you’d expect to thoroughly enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. Designed with oversized lots, ranging from ¼ acre to nearly a half-acre, Jackson Creek provides families with the room to grow—whether through a larger house or outdoor activities in a backyard. Lots are uniquely situated to provide every homeowner with the best possible view of the Rocky Mountains.
Fox Run Regional Park, only two miles east of Jackson Creek, offers picnic pavilions, ball fields and a complete trail system. Just west of Jackson Creek is the Santa Fe Trail, ideal for hiking, biking and horseback riding with easy access to Palmer Lake, the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs.
Your new home will also be situated within minutes of all the conveniences of the city. The Monument Marketplace includes Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Staples, Wells Fargo Bank, Discount Tire, and Kohl’s along with several restaurants, and a Postal Annex among many other retail stores and services. And with access to Interstate 25 via Baptist Road a 15-minute drive to Colorado Springs or a 35-minute drive to the Denver metropolitan area gives you access to just about any modern day convenience that you can imagine.
Settler’s Ridge is one of Jackson Creek’s best neighborhood, offering spacious new home sites at superior values. The openness and views will take your breath away. Settler’s Ridge is in the closeout phase of development with only six semi-custom new home lots available and one available inventory homes.
Palmer Lake is a Statutory Town in El Paso County. The population was 2,420 at the 2010 census. Palmer Lake was founded by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871 and was incorporated in 1889.
Downtown Palmer Lake, though small, features many cozy, locally owned restaurants overlooking the lake. Visitors can also enjoy a coffee shop, ice cream parlor, antique shopping, boutiques, and art galleries. The nearby library, town hall, and historical museum are often bustling with events such as the Yule Log Christmas, the annual Chili Supper and Star lighting, and the spring Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast. The Lake itself is the gem of the town and part of the region’s Santa Fe trail system. The lake offers fishing, kayaking, hiking and a disc golf course.