Nestled between the two major cities of Colorado Springs and Denver, Monument is a peaceful respite from city living.

Welcome to Monument

A beautiful mountain escape

Although nestled between the two major cities of Colorado Springs and Denver, Monument is a peaceful respite from city living. This historical town is part of the Tri-Lakes area because there are 3 nearby lakes, as well as the Pike National Forest, rolling plains, and other natural wonders to explore.

This little town, which was established in 1879 as a stop along the Rio Grande Railroad, still maintains its historic charm. The many small shops and diners that make up the town feature a magically beautiful backdrop, which further adds to its appeal. Today, it is a place where residents can truly unwind and where neighbors are friends. Residents can venture out and enjoy a large variety of outdoor activities.

What to Love

  • Historic landmarks
  • Small town charm
  • Neighborhoods with evergreen trees and/or green space
  • Quick drive to Denver, Castle Rock, or Colorado Springs

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Monument enjoy a large variety of outdoor activities and space for themselves. There are many hiking trails, lakes that people can enjoy using for a variety of fun throughout each year, and more. Many properties are larger, making them feel less cramped than they would be in the major cities. This also allows people to truly make their home a place that reflects their style.

Although Monument is a small town, there is definite growth throughout the city. The old-fashioned shops are upgrading to become more modern while maintaining their charm.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

If you decide to turn your attention closer to shops, this beautiful historic town offers many unique experiences for you to explore. One local favorite place to mingle is Wesley Owens Coffee.  When you want a little spice, the La Casa Fiesta Restaurant is a great place to visit. Here, you can enjoy Mexican foods from breakfast through dinner, whether you're in the mood for soup, salads, or the whole enchilada.

Monument is overflowing with quaint little shops that you can visit. One great example of this is the Love Shop. This little shop is beautiful both inside and out. It is a delightful place to find unique gifts and home accessories. The Monument Hill Farmers Market is a wonderful place to spend your summer Saturdays. Find fresh produce and a large variety of other things for your home.

Things to Do

The best part of living in Monument is the large variety of things to do. Since it's nestled between two large cities, you have an unending list of possibilities. However, if you prefer to stay close to home, we promise you will never get bored. You can go hiking or visit Monument Lake. In the summer months, people go there to kayak, swim, and more. During the winter, it is often a place where people go for ice fishing and other exciting adventures.

Monument Rock is a popular tourist place, but it is also fun for locals since there are a variety of things you can do while there. You’ll love glimpses of the local wildlife, too!

For the history buffs, we recommend the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, which pays tribute to the illustrious history of El Paso County, Colorado. While visiting, you can learn and see mining equipment that was used more than 100 years ago. Golf lovers will enjoy having the Kings Deer Golf Club and others close by their homes. This one is an 18-hole course that runs over rolling meadows, providing ample challenge for beginners or experienced golfers.


Monument is a part of the Lewis-Palmer School District #38. Some of the local schools include:


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Overview for Monument, CO

10,026 people live in Monument, where the median age is 39.8 and the average individual income is $44,204. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Monument, CO

There's plenty to do around Monument, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Wine Seller, Flying Horse Wine and Spirits, and Sundance Pit BBQ.

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Dining · $$ 2.46 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.68 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.97 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.78 miles 55 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 1.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Monument, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Monument. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Peter Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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Bear Creek Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Family Of Christ Child Development Center
PreK - K
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Demographics and Employment Data for Monument, CO

Monument has 3,689 households, with an average household size of 2.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Monument do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,026 people call Monument home. The population density is 1,441.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.85 / 52.15%

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