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Old 02-04-2018, 01:00 AM
 
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Curious what thoughts everyone has on Monument, Colorado. Good place to raise a family? What are the pros/cons? How are the schools? Any areas to stay away from? Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I've known several people who live near Monument. They all had positive things to say about the area. I looked at a few houses near there but I preferred to not be so close the the railroad. The coal trains rumble through there at all hours and that would bother me.
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Old 02-04-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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There area lot of posts about Monument in the Colorado Springs forum - this should probably be moved there.

I believe the trains are more of an issue if you live west of I-25.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I like Monument, and I'd even consider living there - if I didn't work in Denver. I say that hoping it's not the OP's intent. Monument to the Springs is doable. Monument to Denver is a terrible commute.

FWIW, OP, I hope you like snow. Monument get about 100" of it in an average winter.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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There area lot of posts about Monument in the Colorado Springs forum - this should probably be moved there.

I believe the trains are more of an issue if you live west of I-25.
Moved this thread to the COLO SPGS forum where the OP may find a lot of Monument info by using our search tool.

IMO stay at least a full mile from both I-25 and the railroad to reduce the noise impacts.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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We moved to Monument from San Diego in 2004 and moved to Phoenix in 2015. We lived in Woodmoor, which is located on the northeast side of Monument. It's one of the highest areas along the Front Range, so you will normally see more snow. If interested in Monument, I would highly recommend driving around Woodmoor to check it out. When we first started looking in COS, most neighborhoods were nice but did not feel like our idea of Colorado living. Woodmoor is hilly and covered with pine trees. The trains run on the west side of I-25, so the noise was not an issue for us.
The schools are highly rated, but struggle with funding. I think D-20 has a much larger tax base due to the many businesses that have settled there. Generally, both districts are excellent.
Like Mike said, there is a bunch of info here about Monument and Woodmoor. Good Luck with your search.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Monument, CO
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I live on the West Side of Monument and the trains don’t my bother me at all. D38 is great but growing really quickly and they are working on alternatives for middle schools and elementary schools. The teachers are so great here. I have been impressed with every aspect of living here. It’s small, yet close to everything. Lots of festivals, parks, family friendly atmosphere. My husband commutes to Centennial for 2 years and it was 35 minutes. Forest Meadows is a new subdivision that is built around a “lake.” It is further from their trains and the busier feel of Jackson Creek. I would look into water issues with Woodmore and Jackson Creek before I purchased there. We have had zero issues with Monument water.

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Western USA
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Monument gets the snow, in a normal year anyway, but more importantly it is always windy!

Shopping is plentiful with the expansion along Jackson Creek the past 10 years.

Monument Academy is a first rate charter school.

Restaurants are fairly good and getting better, but with the Bass Pro driven retail growth at North Gate Blvd. there are lot more options within 10-15 minutes drive.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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Do people move to Monument to get more snow days off ?
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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My husband commutes to Centennial for 2 years and it was 35 minutes.
It WAS 35 minutes. When was that? I've been out here for 5 1/2 years and traffic has just gotten worse and worse.
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