The jewel in the crown of Colorado Springs is Monument. Surrounded by the loving arms of the Pike National Forest and the golden plains, Monument is the furthest north of the neighborhoods in and around Colorado Springs. It’s a small settlement of around 8,000 people situated on almost seven square miles of land. Eighteen policemen look after everyone.
That’s not the heart of Monument, though. It’s the story of founder and first Mayor Henry Limbach and his wife’s insane talent with the dresses and hats she made in her millinery shop and dry good store. It’s the story of Patrick Murphy and Joe Pettigrew, who were best friends homesteading in Monument. Patrick Murphy is noted as the oldest settler in Monument and the oldest man and rancher in Colorado. He lived to see the age of 105.
The heart of Monument is the rock formation standing like a monument around which the town was built. It’s Monument Creek which flows through the town on its way to Colorado Springs and ultimately into the Arkansas River. Water played a big part in the development of cities and towns, it being the primary method of shipment of produce, timber, and other products to the big cities for sale.
Water was also integral in creating the resort atmosphere inherent in Colorado Springs. The rich and elite traveled there for the healing waters and stayed to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Along with the presence of the railroad running beside the creek, Monument’s and Colorado Springs’ status as full-on cities was established.
The heart of Monument is not merely its history or its standing in relation to industry or enterprise. It’s a combination of these things, yes, but it’s also the homes for sale Monument CO. It’s the quality of its schools whose test scores are pretty high. It’s the well-known people who lived here for a time or who were born here such as actress Jennifer Sipes, Olympian runner Jennifer Barringer, and thriller writer Robert Liparulo. The heart of Monument is its people.
Buyers of Monument CO real estate will find a great deal among their choices. Largely modern construction with a couple of Craftsman and mid-century modern styles of houses will impress you. Buyers of houses for sale in Monument CO want open floor plans, large kitchens, upgraded bathrooms, laundry rooms, and either decks or covered patios for outdoor rooms. What these buyers will see when shown homes by Ramona Williams of the Keller Williams Partners is much, much more.
Keep in mind that this is a luxury community, as is most of Colorado Springs. Rich woods in flooring and cabinetry, lush carpets, plenty of windows for natural light, chandeliers, ambient, task, and focus lighting, rooms that can be used as media rooms, home offices, home gyms, or whatever use you plan for them along with wonderful landscaping is a lot of people’s estimation of luxury.
Along with the open floor plan comes space open to the upstairs in living rooms and foyers. You’ll see floor to ceiling windows along with lots of other windows. Elegant chandeliers or ceiling fans often hang from this two-story space. It gives visitors the impression of incredible openness.
You’ll have a choice between two bedrooms and one bath up to six bedrooms and four baths. Some of the beds and baths will be in the finished basements along with generous living space and perhaps a bar. Most of the finished basements have lots of windows for natural light, lush carpeting, and plenty of ambient light.
Most homes sit on one third to up to five acres of land. Even with views of wooded terrain and snow-clad majestic mountains, buyers of Monument homes for sale might like to plant their favorite flowers, shrubbery, or even a vegetable patch. Most homes come with some landscaping, so adding your favorite plants to it will make your new home stunning indeed.
Seekers of homes for sale Monument CO need to know where their jobs are and how to get there. Monument is 20 miles north of Colorado Springs and 52 miles south of Denver. State highway 83 and Interstate 25 will take you where you need to go.
Those buyers of Monument Colorado real estate wishing to save on gas have recourse to a bus line leaving Monument and ending in Colorado Springs. You can also drive to a Park N Ride to catch the Amtrak to Colorado Springs. It isn’t hard to find schedules online.
Another concern for new homeowners in Monument is school districts. Monument is served by the Lewis Palmer School District 38. Its school district makes Monument one of the best suburbs in which to live. That’s how high the schools are ranked. Your children will attend one of four elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. All are rated with four stars or a grade of A based on testing scores. Its teacher to student ratio is 19:1.
Groceries, clothing, home supplies, gas, and other necessities can be found not far from your new Monument homes for sale. A Walmart Supercenter in addition to a Safeway will have your groceries covered. A Home Depot and Kohl’s should cover pretty much everything else. Add to these the boutiques, curio shops, art galleries, bistros, and restaurants in the historic section of town, and you have a shopping cornucopia at your fingertips.
Absolutely. You can’t just buy houses for sale in Monument CO without seeing what’s around. One of the major draws of Colorado is the stunning mountains, the lakes and streams, and the outdoors in general. Begin your adventure at the Farmer’s Market, where you’ll find not only fresh fruits and vegetables, but also homemade foods, crafts, and other fresh produce.
From there, it’s just a short way to Monument Rock Trail. Hike a non-challenging trail ending in the Monument stone. Dozens of other trails of increasing challenge such as Monument Creek 715 are nearby for those who prefer to commune with nature and get a workout at the same time. All in the fresh Colorado air.
Feel more like getting your fun and exercise on the move? Monument Ice Rinks will fit the bill. With programs for ages three and up, you and your family can begin by learning to skate, skate free style, play hockey, and participate in events or just have a birthday party.
The King’s Deer Golf Course is reported as being challenging. It’s a beautifully laid out course with natural obstacles and what has been reported as a “ferocious” wind. It is recommended that you use a golf cart. The meals in the club house are highly recommended. All in all, the course is fun and challenging.
Need something for the kids to do? Take them to Giggles PlayLand, where they’ll have a blast bouncing around among the balls. Your infant will have fun exploring the padded obstacle course while the other kids can climb, slide, and just generally have a grand old time in this clean facility.
Your more bumptious kids can expend all that energy driving bumper cars at the Overdrive Raceway. The Go Carts top out at 40 mph with an upstairs track for Mom and Dad. If you have teens, then the track with hair pin curves and a bit of speed will thrill them. Fun for the whole family!
Buyers of Monument CO real estate who are into adrenaline rushes will appreciate Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours. After all, Colorado is the ultimate white water rafting destination with plenty of trees and water to admire as you zip through the air above them. You’ll also see plenty of wildlife like big horn sheep. Make sure you listen to your guide, though, so you can learn how to remain in the boat.
An indoor attraction you simply must not miss is the United States Air Force Academy’s Planetarium. Pilot shows, whale shows, and of course the planets are available for anyone with curiosity about how the heavens work and how to navigate them.
Monument offers much more such as art galleries and stores of all types. Food is a big attraction here, as it is anywhere. Begin your day at Serrano’s Coffee paired with an incredible cinnamon roll. For lunch, head on over to Broken Bones BBQ for ribs you won’t believe. Perhaps for supper you might try Texas Roadhouse for a prime rib you can write home about. Donuts, Mexican, Asian, American, BBQ, and sushi are well represented in Monument plus a whole lot more. Bon apetit!
Statistics tell us that the suburbs are becoming more popular once again. Formerly, people moved from the ‘burbs into downtown areas due to the commute and because downtown areas offered more in the way of food and activities. The suburbs are now where the flavor is, and homeowners are looking once again to buy there. Ramona Williams will be happy to show you why.