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Monument

Cripple Creek & Victor

Cripple Creek City Hall 337 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 80813 689-2502 • www.cityofcripplecreek.com Population: 1,200 (within city limits) Income: $55,000 Median House Value: $279,000 (2022) City of Victor 500 Victor Ave. Victor 80860 689-2284 • www.victorcolorado.com Population: 410 Income: $65,000 Median Home List Price: $252,500 (2022)

Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls

Victor, the City of Mines, sits on the side of Battle Mountain at 9,800 feet, with streets once paved in gold now lined with history. Cripple Creek started life as an old West gold town, offering a hard life and slim chances to make it rich. Modern Cripple Creek still offers the dream to strike it rich. Casino gambling is the new “source” of gold. Happily, Cripple Creek casinos do not overwhelm the community as they have been integrated into the old west gold town look of Cripple Creek. Besides the casinos, families can enjoy re-enactments of old west gunfights, museums and mine tours, a number of theater groups and the ever present artist colony. Cripple Creek and Victor deserve exploration! Town of Green Mountain Falls 10615 Green Mountain Falls Rd, P.O. Box 524, Green Mountain Falls 80819 www.greenmountainfalls.colorado.gov • 684-9414 Population: Green Mountain Falls 875 • Chipita Park-Cascade 1,400 Average Household Income: $73,000 Median Home List Price : Green Mountain Falls $355,000 (2022) The three Ute Pass communities of Cascade, Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls stretch through the pass between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. Historically, these communities were the sites of summer homes and grand hotels for visitors desiring cool weather and beautiful mountain settings. They also served as way stations for stagecoaches and the railroad.

Today these communities provide the perfect getaway for those who desire something off the beaten path, but still want accessibility to all the modern conveniences. Sleek contemporary homes share space with rustic homesteads in breathtaking mountain settings. The award winning schools of Manitou Springs School District 14 serve the area with all types of outdoor sports and activities are just out your back door!

The Tri-Lakes Area

The Tri-Lakes area is about 19 miles north of Colorado Springs along I-25. Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and Black Forest sit at an average altitude of 7,000 feet offering a diverse landscape of rolling hills, mountain terrain and thick forests. It is a vibrant place to live with easy access to first class cultural activities, medical care, educational facilities and a wide variety of attractions, shopping and outdoor recreation. Tri-Lakes is home to a thriving arts community with galleries displaying the works of local and regional artists. It is also home to the United States Air Force Academy. If you are looking for unique, come to the Tri-Lakes area. Monument Monument Town Hall Median Home List Price: $680,000 (2022) 645 Beacon Lite Rd. Average Household Income: $134,000 Monument 80132 Population: 10,859 719-481-2954 www.townofmonument.org Monument is a swiftly growing town located at the base of the Rampart Range. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy on the south, the City of Castle Rock on the north and rolling plains to the east.Residents enjoy recreational hiking and biking trails, fishing and other outdoor amenities. Once home to potato farming and ice harvesting, the town has grown to a community filled with small businesses, convenient retail centers, excellent schools, art and history. Monument enjoys unique galleries and boutiques, restaurants and business offices. During the holiday season the area is a favorite stop for locals and tourists to enjoy celebrations such as Small Town Christmas and arts and craft fairs. Summer finds the town filled with beautiful flowers, Art Hop events, a huge 4th of July Celebration, Concerts in the Park and several family summer activities.