Welcome to Monument

A unique and quaint suburb just outside of Colorado Springs.
Monument is known for its fantastic location in El Paso County halfway between the metropolitan areas of Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, which makes it an idyllic sleeper community. This early frontier railroad town is most notable for its resplendent landscapes, as it is surrounded by mountains like Pikes Peak and True Mountain, the Black Forest, and large inland lakes. The highly-rated District 38 school system serves Monument and its surrounding areas, providing quality educational opportunities for students and attracting families to the area.

Monument single-family homes boast a wide variety of architectural styles, including four square designs, and both Craftsman and Mid-century Modern features. In addition to the occasional Art Nouveau and Italianate residences, there are several chalets offering incredible mountain views and the area’s rich history means varying homes have rustic, Victorian styles dating from the late 1800s.

What to Love

  • Monument Lake
  • Santa Fe Trail
  • Kings Deer Golf Course
  • Lavalette Park 
  • Monument Community Garden

Local Lifestyle

There's plenty for locals to do in Monument, whether it's enjoying the peaceful mountain air or partaking in quiet suburban drives. Monument provides many places to relax and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle of major cities. The small town offers plenty of family-friendly activities downtown, especially around the holiday season. Countless artists visit Monument each year to capture its scenic views.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Monument is known for its upscale and delightful local shops and restaurants. Locals flock to  The Bistro on 2nd for seafood and light, sumptuous dishes and Wesley Owens Coffee & Cafe for local, coffee brews in the stately Woodmoor Barn Community Center. Enjoy wine-tasting tours at 3 Hundred Day Distilling or indulge in ice cream classics in a charming little building on 2nd Street at Lolley's Ice Cream.

Things to Do

Monument is home to spectacular communal events, festivals, and activities. Many events are located downtown on Palmer Divide and Main Street, while others are scattered across the town, including the Monument Hill Farmers Market, a village market selling a wide variety of fresh foods and artisan goods. During the summer, events like the TriLakes 4th of July Parade and Concerts in the Park are fun for everyone in the community. Colorado is known for its snowy winters and the area gets three times as much snow on average as Colorado Springs does, which provides a perfect backdrop for the annual Small Town Christmas festival, which includes a highly anticipated Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Monument offers numerous ways to get in nature. On any given day, residents can visit Monument Lake for a relaxing day on the water or the Santa Fe Trailhead, a nature preserve featuring miles of well-maintained hiking trails.


The Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 serves the community of Monument. Top-rated schools in the area include:

  • Monument Academy, K-12
  • Bear Creek Elementary, K-6
  • Prairie Winds Elementary, K-6
  • Palmer Ridge High School, 9-12
  • Lewis-Palmer High School, 9-12


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

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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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
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Family Of Christ Child Development Center
PreK - K
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