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Club Chaos Eye Candy - Northern El Paso County, Colorado

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.

Woodmoor to Mt. Herman

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!

Light 2009

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.

Lights 2009

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.

County Line Road, El Paso County

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.

Pine Creek

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.

Parade of Homes

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.

Parade of Homes Kitchen

Wouldn't I love to cook in this kitchen? Who wouldn't??? This is the $1.2M Parade of Homes Model in Flying Horse.

Parade of Homes Bedroom and Bath

Here's a quick peak at the Master Bedroom, and the bathroom with it's 2 person shower.

Bulk Elk in RMNP

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!

Elk in the Park

Here is his herd. They will mate with several doe(s) within a short time frame...if he can catch them! HA.

Looking up into the trees in the afternoon

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
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 14 commentsMarianne Snygg • December 28 2008 08:36PM


All very nice photos!! Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Tony Orefice, Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC (Wilkinson ERA/ over 10 years ago

Tony: Have you ever had a chance to visit CO? Or are you planning a visit? It's really nice in the summer. Mild temperatures make for great weather for hiking and outdoor activities.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi I just love your blog some really beautiful pics on here. Maybe one day I will visit this lovely city. It really is amazing. Kind regards Martin. P.s here is a brief history of my little village called Lugar..enjoy. Have a wonderful day.


Posted by Martin Withers ie: marty45 from twitter over 10 years ago

Hi Marty: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. And for the very nice compliment on it, too. I'm right now loading the web site...thank you!

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Wow those photos are beautiful. Colorado really sells itself well.

Posted by Maggie Baumbach (Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at over 10 years ago

Maggie: Thank you! Got any referrals? 30% Or if you plan to visit, look me up, we'll do coffee and I'll tell you about some of the best places to visit. Thanks for your kind comments.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Wow, love the Christmas lights on that house in your photos!

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) over 10 years ago

Patricia: It's a whole cul-de-sac! If you take the first right turn, going north on 83, after Briargate Parkway, and just follow the road all the way past the school, you'll run dead into the area. It's very cool to see.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Love the pics and reminds me why I love living here!  Great job.

Posted by Nancy Shakeshaft-Slack over 10 years ago

Hi Nancy: This is one of the most beautiful places to live. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Marianne, our daughter wants to move to Colorado. Her best friend lived there for three years and she visited every winter. I think Colorado and Florida are two of the best states to live in. Beautiful photos.

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago

Sharon: Thank you for your kind words about my photos. Colorado is special. It offers people wonderful outdoor activities all year long. Today, even though there is snow on the ground, only 1" or so and only in the higher elevations, it's going to be close to 60 degrees. Perfect walking weather.

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Marianne - great photos - I really like the elk!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago

Sharon: Plan your vacation for rutting season. They are always found on the eastside of the Rocky Mountain National Park. But, in rutting season, September, their a dime a dozen, and often found walking the streets in Estes Park. (As plentifuly as mice in New York, and nutria in New Orleans! LOL)

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

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