Welcome to Tri-Lakes
Upscale, lakefront living with access to Colorado Springs
True to its name, Tri-Lakes consists of three tight-knit communities based around the shores of three unique lakes: Monument Lake, Palmer Lake, and Lake Woodmoor. Enjoying some of the best views in Colorado, this community-focused district has become a popular haven for Colorado Springs-based professionals in search of the perfect commuting neighborhood away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
With all three districts enjoying easy access to Interstate 25, and Colorado Springs only around 20 miles away by car, this robust district has been enjoying a recent boom in growth and an influx of new homeowners. Bordered by Black Forest and the Pike National Forest, the Tri-Lakes area offers residents a peaceful, rural retreat and rugged, mountain-style living.
The desirable Tri-Lakes lifestyle has created a highly desirable property market in the area, with only a small number of properties on offer. Most homes in the area are single-family developments with large yards and property lots. Despite sharing a long, interesting history, each of the three communities that make up the Tri-Lakes region is dominated by more modern architectural styles and design elements, which has only further increased its appeal.
What to Love
- Quick access to the many lakes in the area
- Proximity to Colorado Springs
- Modern homes on large property lots
- Strong sense of community
Many Tri-Lakes residents commute to Colorado Springs for work. As such, much of the community’s social life can center on the city’s amenities and restaurants during the week. However, over weekends, families and individuals who call the Tri-Lakes area home prefer to spend their days enjoying the restaurants, cafes, bars, and recreational destinations closer to home. As a result of the tight-knit community that calls the region home, residents can enjoy a range of wildly popular annual events that draw visitors from every corner of the district.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Encompassing the three distinct neighborhoods of Monument, Woodmoor, and Palmer Lake, the Tri-Lakes region has no shortage of excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from. Serranos Coffee Company in Monument serves specialty roasted coffees alongside a range of pastries and light meals. Many Tri-Lakes locals choose to buy their beans directly from the store to enjoy at home, too. Another Monument staple is Rosie’s Diner, where customers can enjoy the classic diner experience, colorfully tiled floors and bright neon lights included.
And, for a taste of authentic Colorado craft beer, no one does it better than the Pikes Peak Brewing Company, where patrons can enjoy ice-cold beers, light snacks, and live music in a no-nonsense, welcoming atmosphere. Back East Bar and Grill is another staple for delicious pub grub and hearty dishes like buffalo wings, pizza pies, and sandwiches with live sports events displayed on big-screen TVs.
Things to Do
Home to an incredibly active, involved community, Tri-Lakes residents enjoy a range of annual festivals and events, including the highly anticipated Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration. Held in Monument, the event brings barn dances, street fairs, and a beer garden to the town’s streets. Every year, the Lewis-Palmer High School hosts another popular gathering: the Fine Arts & Crafts Market, where visitors can shop for holiday treats, custom jewelry, and vintage goods in a bustling outdoor market.
Contemporary jazz lovers and those who enjoy a good drink will enjoy the annual Bines & Brews Fest, boasting a range of delicious food stalls, live music, and samples of beer, gin, wine, spirits, and moonshine. And, for an extra dose of Christmas cheer, Monument hosts an annual Tree Lighting event filled with performances from schools and individuals, ice carving demonstrations, and so much more holiday fun.
Families living in the Tri-Lakes area can enjoy easy access to several excellent schools, including:
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