Homes for Sale in Monument
For those who like small town living
"Proud of Our past, Confident of Our future"
Monument's motto shows itself all around this community of well-educated, family-oriented Coloradoans. For those who like small town living where neighbors quickly become friends, and yet want the convenience of well-funded schools, a variety of shopping choices, and convenient travel options, the homes for sale in Monument are great choices for for Colorado living....read more
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Monument, Colorado Real Estate
Monument has a long history of citizens who were determined that this is where they belonged. The very first homesteaders were ranchers who came in 1865 from the state of Iowa, but it was the Rio Grande Railroad’s line in 1872 that opened the way to more settlers as Monument real estate became one of the railroad’s stops. That stop was first named Henry’s Station after prominent settler Henry “Dutch” Limbach who ran a saloon on his homestead claim. The name of the railroad stop was later changed to Monument giving recognition to the prominent rock formation to the west of town. Henry Limbach would plat the town site in 1874 and become the first mayor when the town was incorporated in 1879. Along with the railroad supplying the town with necessities, people planted small businesses enabling the town to stabilize.
Monument, CO Real Estate
Sitting at an elevation of 6,975 feet, Monument, Co real estate is bordered on the west by Rampart Range, the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains, which provides a scenic view as well as established hiking, biking, and hunting. Monument Creek, a gentle mountain stream flows down from these mountains, going through Palmer Lake to the northwest cutting through the west side of Monument and eventually becoming a main waterway in Colorado Springs that lies to the south. On the west side lays Monument Lake built in 1890 where ice was harvested until the mid-1940s and today provides fishing, picnicking, and water recreation. The Santa Fe Trail (which runs from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Albuquerque, New Mexico) also traverses through Monument providing miles of solid gravel trail.
Stretching south to the northern boundary of the Air Force Academy, east toward Black Forest and Woodmoor, and ending in the north across the Palmer Divide, Monument, CO real estate is 4.6 square miles bisected north and south by Interstate-25 and east and west by Highway 105, which allows quick and easy access south to Colorado Springs and north to Denver. With today’s (2012) population of 5,742 people, Monument has seen a growth spurt of over 190% since 2000 mostly because of the building boom that has residential properties as well as commercial sites flourishing while establishing planned and elegant neighborhoods.
Fantastic Shopping, Restaurants & More
For many years Monument’s shopping district was composed of small, individually owned shops and services offering quality shopping all within walking distance of each other. These smaller shops like art galleries, home décor, book, specialty stores, restaurants and professional services are still providing that personal-touch uniqueness; however, a larger commercial expansion has also blossomed in order to provide more services to Monument’s growth as well as Woodmoor’s and Palmer Lake’s expansions. Closer to the interstate several retail stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and service industries launched their businesses in response to the growth. The Jackson Creek Center on the east side of I-25 offers chain store shopping (Wal-Mart, Home Depot) with a mixture of smaller retail and service businesses along with office condominiums and restaurants.
Premium school choices can be selected through Lewis-Palmer District 38 (www.lewispalmer.org) where ACT scores are about 20% higher than the average state scores in the two high schools. The Lewis-Palmer district as a whole scores 15% to 20% better on CSAP tests than the Colorado state average. There are also opportunities in the area for private schooling. Since the median age of Monument is 35.4 years, many families with children reside here making education a top priority.
Beautiful spacious homes in smaller neighborhoods give that small-town feeling of living comfortably, enabling families and individuals to realize their full potential in education, recreation, economic endeavors, and lifestyle opportunities. Monument is truly a community that is dedicated to pure Colorado living at its finest!
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