Welcome to Northern El Paso County, Colorado! And welcome to the members and judges of the Club Chaos Winter Eye Candy Contest.
Let me "walk" you through my side of town. I live in Moument, CO. It's 10 miles north of Colorado Springs, which has approximately 500,000 people. And 50 miles south of Denver, the "big" city, with over a million people!
This is a tour of the northern end of El Paso County. Monument is rural and the north Colorado Springs is very suburban. Lots of homes in this area are not in the city limits. They are in the country, with all that country living holds...such as large ranches and horse property.
This photo was taken from the Woodmoor neighborhood looking across Interstate 25 at Mt. Herman. All the homes in this neighborhood are on at least 1/2 acre of land.
Looking east this month, December, the moon was very close, and a low-hanging Winter Moon. It was gorgeous. I think that little spec is Venus. Hellooooo out there!
This home is on a cul-de-sac, along with the home below, in the Colorado Springs neighborhood of Briargate. Oh my, can you imagine their electricity bill? Colorado Springs has a Coal Plant that generates energy. Coal trains run up and down the Front Range of the Rockies all day long.
This home, plus the previous one make quite a statement about their desires to be noticed by Santa and all other residents of the area. Amazing.
While on a listing tour, we visited a home on County Line Road and I thought this scene was so typical of Colorado that it just had to be included in this posting. It's looking north into Douglas County.
Most of the homes have this great view of Pikes Peak. Those that don't have a view are priced accordingly. This neighborhood is Pine Creek. It's at the north side of Colorado Springs and homes in this area are $450,000 and up to $1.5M.
Each year, the builder in El Paso and Teller County hold a huge Open House. It's called the Parade of Homes and you can see as many homes as you can possibly get to all day long or until you drop from exhaustion. The homes featured in the Parade are priced from $250,000 all the way up to $4M. This beauty is in the upscale community of Flying Horse. The golf course and club house alone are worth a purchase in Flying Horse.
Wouldn't I love to cook in this kitchen? Who wouldn't??? This is the $1.2M Parade of Homes Model in Flying Horse.
Here's a quick peak at the Master Bedroom, and the bathroom with it's 2 person shower.
Here's one of Colorado's most famous residents. It's Bull Elk. This photo was taken at the Rocky Mountain National Park during rutting season in September. This guy wouldn't stand still for the photo!
Here is his herd. They will mate with several doe(s) within a short time frame...if he can catch them! HA.
Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine each year. So, are you ready to move to Colorado yet??? We'd love to have you.
Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
ERA Herman Group Real Estate
Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate