Jun 07

Palmer Lake Real Estate N Colorado Springs

The growing Front Range community of Palmer Lake is located in the Tri-Lakes region just 23 miles north of Colorado Springs real estate on Colorado 105.  From the vantage of 7,200 feet on the “Palmer Divide,” the highest point between Colorado Springs and Denver, Palmer Lake, Colorado homes afford sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains foothills and a long list of recreational options.  The rural Palmer Lake CO real estate offers large lots and pristine privacy for its 2500 residents who are willing to pay above-average real-estate prices for the quality of life.  People are increasingly seeking the more rural lifestyle and real estate in Palmer Lake and Monument which are surrounded by red rock and set on the edge of the Air Force Academy and real estate in Colorado Springs.

At the suggestion of namesake General William Jackson Palmer, the Atkinson, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad stopped at Palmer Lake to draw water for the steam engines during the route from the city to the mining communities in the mountains.  Because of the historical train stop, homebuyers can find older Victorian and ranch homes near the newer large developments at Woodmoor Pines Golf Country Club and King’s Deer Golf Club.  Discriminating buyers can also find gorgeous estate properties complete with equestrian facilities.

A journey to the downtown historical museum tells the tales.  Downtown also includes an array of interesting shops, some displaying antiques and others handmade goods, as well as a comfortable selection of restaurants from casual to fine dining.  Major stores, shopping malls, as well as cultural and sporting events and employment are easy to access via Interstate 25.

Today the old graveled railroad grade is called the Santa Fe Trail, and is one of the largest continuous trails around.  It opens up the back country for mountain bikers, hikers, horseback riders, skiers, and snowshoers.  Off-road vehicles enjoy the Tri-Lake area even as Lake Woodmoor, Monument Lake and Palmer Lake are popular fishing holes.   This part of El Paso County offers multiple picnic spots, scurrying small animals, tweeting birds, and friendly wildlife—a delightful setting for children to skip through the wildflower meadows and wooded undergrowth.

The Lewis-Palmer School District is considered one of the best in the state.  Reputed for its challenging classes, achieving students, small class sizes, and extracurricular activities, the District is looking forward to the new Palmer Ridge High School.  Families are also involved in activities such as 4-H, golf, and music.

For more information about this and similar properties around The Springs, contact Amy Lassen at (719) 440-0013 or amy@thelassenteam.com.