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Lake George, Colorado

7,992

Elevation

80827

Zip Code

3,129

Population

$88,080

Median Household Income

Based on information from the US Census Bureau https://data.census.gov/
Lake George

 

Lake George 

Fun Facts

Just west of Woodland Park, Lake George is a beautiful, fun, quirky town perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

KNOWN FOR...

Lake George is an actual lake, as well as an unincorporated part of Park County, in the State of Colorado. The lake and what most people consider the town of Lake George, CO is located just south of the South Platte River. Lake George is in the 80827 zip code, at an elevation of 7,992 above sea level. This is a popular stop for food, gas and fishing on the way west to the mountains. 

FROM THE HISTORY BOOKS...

Lake George was originally a railroad stop for the Colorado Midland Railway. The town of Lake George was founded in 1891 and the manmade lake beside the town, Lake George, was originally created to supply ice to the railroad. It freezes over during the winter and provides a natural reservoir for water. By 1941, there were 100 people living in Lake George, which had become a hub for potato growing.

MADE UP OF...

The 2020 Census reports the population of Lake George at 3,129. The area is comprised of 800.9 square miles with 3.9 people per square mile. As a comparison, Colorado Springs has 2,414 people per square mile. Lake George is a great place to go if you want to be alone.

YOU SHOULD ALSO CHECK OUT...

Most people love Lake George because of its rural nature. You will find similar areas on the outskirts of El Paso County. Closer to Colorado Springs, you will find similar neighborhoods in: Black Forest, Woodland Park, Peyton, Falcon and Monument, Colorado.

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Real Estate
Statistics

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Median Sales Price

$385,000

Days on Market

28 days

Avg Price per sq ft

$308

Sales Price /List Price

96.7%
Based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR® Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the period of Jan 2022 through Aug 2022. RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Lake George 

Commute
Times

Here are some commute times for popular areas from the Lake George Neighborhood.
Colorado Springs Airport
58 minutes
Downtown Colorado Springs
49 minutes
Denver International Airport
1hr 55 minutes
Denver Tech Center
1 hr 35 minutes
Woodland Park, CO
25 minutes

Lake George 

Schools

Lake George is in the RE-2 School District. In addition to the neighborhood schools, Lake George Charter School serves as a resource for residents in both Park and Teller counties.

ELEMENTARY

Edith Teter Elementary School is the neighborhood elementary school

MIDDLE/JR HIGH

South Park Middle School is the neighborhood middle school.

HIGH SCHOOL

South Park High School is the neighborhood high school.

Lake George 

Amenities
& Trails

There are some great things to do around the Lake George Neighborhood.

TARRYALL RESERVOIR

Tarryall Reservoir is located a short drive from the lake. The reservoir provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking. In addition to its recreational value, Tarryall Reservoir is an important water resource for the area.

FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is just a 10-minute drive from Lake George and offers one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. The stumps of petrified redwood trees up to 14 feet wide reveal details about a prehistoric Colorado that was very different from today.

SPINNEY RESERVOIR

Spinney Mountain Reservoir is located 37 minutes from Lake George and is best known for its world-class trout fishing. In addition to Rainbow trout, the reservoir also harbors browns, cuttbows, Northern Pike, and Yellow Perch. The Rainbows can be large and are plentiful at Spinney Mountain Reservoir; this makes it a Gold Medal Water. If you're interested in fishing for pike, the Division of Wildlife would appreciate it if you caught a lot of them!

ELEVEN MILE STATE PARK

The Eleven Mile State Park and the Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation area are located in Park County, Colorado, US. It is a state park that surrounds the reservoir of the same name. The park has a visitors center and over 300 campsites.
There are also 5 miles (8 km) of trails available for hikers and bicyclists. Fish species found in the reservoir include cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and northern pike

Frequently  Asked Questions

Why do people live in Lake George CO? 

Lake George is a popular area due to its natural beauty, epic trout fishing, and proximity to Colorado Springs, Pike National Forest, and San Isabel National Forests.
Lake George itself is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, and there is an abundance of national forests, parks, and recreation areas within easy reach.
Thanks to its remoteness and abundance of outdoor activities, Lake George is perfect for nature lovers who also want to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Is there fishing near Lake George? 

The Kokanee salmon found in the river current along the north side of Eleven Mile Reservoir are well known for their thriving population. The reservoir is also windy in the afternoon, which can be a nuisance for some visitors. A required daily vehicle park pass can be obtained at the entrance of the park.

Is there a park in Lake George?

Just across hwy 24 in Lake George is the Lake George Community Park, this park houses the Lake George arena and offers a playground, tennis courts, basketball court, baseball field, and the Lions Disc Golf Course. 
If you like outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping, Lake George has it all. 

What amenities are in Lake George? 

The true amenities in Lake George are related to outdoor activities. There are a couple of convenience stores, a general store, and even a new BBQ restaurant. But the seasonal nature of this area makes it hard for year-round businesses. The summer months are busy while the winter months see a lot of drive-by traffic to the ski areas.
Fortunately, there are some great amenities a short 25-minute drive away in the City of Woodland Park. This city has a large Safeway Supermarket and Walmart Super Center. These two outlets can accommodate most of your shopping needs.
Woodland Park also offers a wide range of restaurants, retail, and more. The retail growth in Woodland Park has made living in remote Lake George much more convenient.

What are homes like in Lake George?

Housing in the Lake George area comes in different shapes and sizes. Most homes in the area are wood-frame homes oh, there are modular homes, as well as double wides.
The average you're built for a home in Lake George is 1973, the average home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and is 1,670 square feet in size.
Lot sizes range from very small parcels in town, to large ranches on hundreds of acres, however, the median lot size in Lake George is 2.07 Acres.
There are numerous small subdivisions in and around the Lake George area. 

Are there covenants in Lake George? 

One of the primary reasons people choose to live in Park, County, and Lake George is to avoid living with restrictions. This is why most parts of this area have no HOAs or covenants.
There are small subdivisions within the Lake George area that do have an HOA and covenants but these are the exception, not the rule.
If you are buying a property in this area, it’s very important that you do your homework and check to see if there are any restrictive covenants before closing. Check with the Park County Local Government Website.

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