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Forest Lakes, Colorado, is a beautiful community located in Monument, Colorado, in the 80132 zip code. This community is situated on the west side of Interstate 25 and at the base of historic Mount Herman.

To find Forest Lakes take I 25 and exit baptist road. head west towards the mountains, and you’re there. This neighborhood is conveniently located just minutes away from Colorado Springs and a scenic 40-minute drive to the Denver Tech Center.


This is a newer neighborhood and features a wide range of floorplans and builders ranging from local production builders to some of the region’s top custom home builders. Forest Lakes is home to a variety of different home styles and floorplans, as well as some incredible custom home sites.

If you’re looking for an idyllic new home community with an abundance of outdoor activities and convenient access to both Colorado Springs and Denver, you need to take a look at Forest Lakes.

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If you love to play in the outdoors, Forest Lakes has plenty of opportunities for you. The neighborhood features large and popular neighborhood parks, acres of open space, and private trails, as well as several golf courses like the club at flying horse, Woodmoor country club, and the Eisenhower course on the United States Air Force Academy all within minutes of the neighborhood.

Bristlecone Lake and Pinon Lake are the stars of this subdivision offering residents many opportunities to enjoy nature. These gorgeous community lakes are actually man-made reservoirs and are great for hiking, biking, or just relaxing. The reservoirs also offer residents a place to fish or go for a ride in a non-motorized boat.

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Bristlecone Lake in Forest Lakes

There are a couple of small parks on the lakes the first is Waterfront Park which is well-maintained and features access to the trail and picnic pavilions. It is a great place to take a walk with your dog or kids, and the scenery is pleasant. The second park is Forest Lakes Park, which is located just off of Forest Lakes Drive and has a great playground and play area for kids, but it’s a private park which means you need to have a pass.

Fox Run Regional Park is just a short drive from Forest Lakes, this park offers miles of trails and acres of open space to relax and play.

The neighborhood also offers access to world-class hiking and mountain biking in the adjacent Pike National Forest.

There are currently four areas within the Forest Lakes residential community they are ​​The Estates at Forest Lakes, Pinons at Forest Lakes, Bristlecone at Forest Lakes, and Pinons at Forest Lakes. Each of these neighborhoods offers different housing options, floorplans, and styles.

Neighborhood Schools

The Forest Lakes subdivision is located in the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 attendance area. Students attend Bear Creek Elementary, Lewis-Palmer Middle School, and Lewis-Palmer High School. The district does allow school choice or open enrollment, but the is an application procedure. You can find out more about this on their web site.

There is also a large Charter School in the Monument area, The Monument Charter Academy. This school is located just a few minutes east of Forest Lakes.

Why do people live in Forest Lakes, Colorado?

People live in the Forest Lakes area of Colorado because it is one of the premier Colorado front range addresses offering natural beauty, quality of life, and awesome location. The beautiful lake, trails, and National Forest access are ideal for an active lifestyle, while the proximity to Interstate 25, Colorado Springs, and Denver make living here very convenient.

Area Amenities shopping, restaurants

While there are currently no shops or restaurants in the neighborhood, Forest Lakes is a short drive to plenty of commercial amenities. The Northgate area of Colorado Springs is growing at an explosive pace, and new retail stores, shopping, and restaurants are everywhere. If you name it, we either have it or will have it soon.

If you’re looking for a more traditional downtown Feel, Downtown Monument is charming, to say the least. There are some really nice restaurants here, as well as boutiques, salons, and grocery shopping nearby.

Jackson Creek is another neighborhood with a good amount of commercial activity located within minutes of Forest Lakes. The King Soopers grocery store and Home Depot are located in this neighborhood as our banks, convenience shops, professional services, and restaurants.

Forest Lakes is also a short drive to the Monument branch of the Pikes Peak Library and the Santa Fe trail system. The Santa Fe trail system extends north into Douglas County and south into Colorado Springs. The trail is a great asset for northern El Paso County property owners.z

Further south into Briargate, you’ll find the Chapel Hills Mall, as well as the Promenade shops at Briargate. The Briargate area is about 15-minutes by car from Forest Lakes and has more commercial development than we have time to dive into in this article.

HOA, Architectural Control, and Covenants

Forest Lakes is a covenant control community with an active HOA and well-defined architectural guidelines. Management in covenant enforcement is performed by a professional management company. If you’re looking for an area with no restrictions Forest Lakes, Colorado is not for you. You can contact one of our real estate professionals to help you find an area more suited to your taste.

Types of Housing Available

Most of the homes in the Forest Lakes neighborhood are either two-story or ranch floor plans. Homes in this area range in size from 2500 ft.² on the low end up to 7200 ft.² and more on the custom luxury end of the spectrum. The median sales price is $650,000 in the median you’re built is 2017. New construction is still occurring, and there are still new homesites in the neighborhood at this point.

Surrounding Neighborhoods

There are some great neighborhoods located in close proximity to the Forest Lakes neighborhood in areas of TriLakes / Monument, including Woodmoor, Kings Deer, Palmer Lake, High Forest Ranch, Red Rock Ranch, and Forest View Estates. New construction in Monument, Co can be found in Sanctuary Pointe and Lake of the Rockies.

In Conclusion

Forest Lakes Colorado is a fantastic neighborhood for the homebuyer looking for an outdoor lifestyle, close to interstate 25 in a covenant control community. For more information on Forest Lakes in Colorado or any of the neighborhoods in the area, please contact one of our experienced professionals today.

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4565 Mesa Top Drive Monument Colorado 80132

Home is complete. Ready to move in. QUICK MOVE IN -The beautiful Copperwood plan located in Forest Lakes. The main floor from the front foyer opens to 10ft ceilings, with a beautiful railing encasing the staircase. Off the Foyer are 2 bedrooms, 1 can be used as study and full bath. As you walk down the hall you enter the great room there is a perfect sized powder bath with a granite countertop.

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4707 Mountain Ledge Lane Monument Colorado 80132

Ready in March. Ashton ranch plan in Forest Lakes. Farmhouse style exterior. 5 bedroom plus study, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage home. Gourmet kitchen layout showcases deep Urbane Bronze painted cabinets, Bianco Fumo Quartz countertops, corner pantry, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances including a dual fuel range.

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4545 Mesa Top Drive Monument Colorado 80132

Home is complete. Ready to move in. QUICK MOVE IN - The Oakridge in Forest Lakes is one of our most recent additions to our hugely popular ranch plan line. This large, open-concept ranch plan flawlessly integrates style and versatility to meet every buyer’s needs. This home is located on a garden lot backing to open space trail system.
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TriLakes/Monument  Facts

Where is TriLakes/Monument?

Monument Colorado is located at the northern edge of El Paso County. This area has many homes nestled in the Ponderosa Pines with beautiful mountain views. The Monument area covers approximately 51 square miles and has an average elevation of 7200 feet. The area has a similar feel to the Black Forest with more shopping and dining opportunities. New homes in Monument can be found in Promontory Pointe, Forest Lakes and Lake of the Rockies.

Schools in TriLakes/Monument

The Monument area is located in the Lewis Palmer District #38 attendance area. This district offers a wide range of programs and resources and is a great choice for families moving to the area. LPSD 38 has 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school; Lewis Palmer Middle School, 2 high schools; Palmer Ridge High School and Lewis Palmer High School, 1 charter school; Monument Academy as well as private and home school options.

Weather in TriLakes/Monument

The weather in Monument Colorado tends to be a little more extreme than in other parts of the Colorado Springs area due to its higher elevation. Average highs in the winter are in the upper 30's with average lows dropping down to 15-20 degrees. Summertime temperatures average 80-83 degrees with the lows in the 50s. The treed areas usually experience more snow during the winter than areas located further south, but the area is hard to beat for beautiful views, gorgeous homes and a reasonable commute to Denver.




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1.3 acres
0.33 acres
2020 Median Sales Price
2020 Average Sales Price
2020 Days on Market
13 days
8 days
2020 Price Per Sq Ft
$161 per sq ft
$152 per sq ft

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