Palmer Lake

Small Town Mountain Living

Palmer Lake is a small town with a large story. Located at the foot of the front range mountains, directly between Denver and Colorado Springs, this small town has served as a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the big city life since it was founded in 1882. Originally plotted as a vacation community, the area has always been treasured for its small-town lifestyle and the elaborate matrix of trails that go on for miles in the mountain range.

Palmer Lake Real Estate Statistics

Homes for Sale: 9
Average Home Price: $680,521
Highest Home Price: $2,500,000
Lowest Home Price: $314,900

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Available Homes for Sale in Palmer Lake, CO

Date Listed, New to Old
9 Properties Found.

121 Wheat Ridge Street


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3238 Sqft, 0.23 Acres

304 Sterling Avenue


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
5 Bed, 4 Bath, 3998 Sqft, 1 Acre

252 Shady Lane


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1182 Sqft, 0.35 Acres

Photo of Listing #5819314

180 Colorado Springs Circle


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
1 Bed, 1 Bath, 1570 Sqft, 0.2 Acres

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223 Upper Glenway


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2352 Sqft, 0.17 Acres

835 Circle Road


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2508 Sqft, 0.13 Acres

Photo of Listing #1298265

756 2nd Street


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1223 Sqft, 0.11 Acres

380 Glenway Street


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
6 Bed, 4 Bath, 8396 Sqft, 6.67 Acres

606 Pioneer Haven Point


Palmer Lake, CO, 80133
4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3887 Sqft, 7.04 Acres


Palmer Lake is located just North of Monument, CO and is surrounded by Pike National Forest and the Greenland Open Space Preserve. The population of the town is 2,420 people and has only grown by 241 people over the last 10 years. For this reason, Palmer Lake is a great place to live for those who value privacy, quiet, and a small town lifestyle.

History of Palmer Lake

Palmer Lake, ColoradoIn 1871, General William Palmer purchased a large portion of the land in Palmer Lake for the Denver Rio Grand Railroad. This was the only place for the steam trains to stop and gather water from a natural resource along the front range mountains. Dr. William Finley officially purchased the land and plotted out the city of Palmer Lake in 1882. The area was intended to be a vacation area and was offered as a healthy place to get away and relax. Palmer Lake has a rich history and many stories during the wild west of Indian scalping, shootouts, and saloon raids.

Palmer Lake's Star of Bethlehem

Many of tourists and residents from other parts of Colorado have noticed the bright 5 point start that is lit up in the month of December, and throughout the year for special occasions. It is 475 feet across and rests on Sundance Mountain in Palmer Lake. This star represents the start of Bethlehem from the Bible and was originally constructed in 1935 by Jack and Bert Sloan. In 1976, the star was reconstructed by the city and has been a staple of the community ever since, ushering in the joy of Christmas that can be seen from many miles away.

Things to Do in Palmer Lake

In 2012, the Lake at Palmer Lake had almost completely dried up. In 2014, we received enough rainfall to partially restore the lake, but recent droughts and water management decisions are taking their toll on the lake. There are two reservoirs behind the lake that open to the public and great for hiking and/or fishing. The Upper Reservoir is a great place to get away into the mountains and catch a few fish. The trail to these reservoirs starts in the center of town and continues up into the mountain range. It’s one of my personal favorite places to spend a day off with my family. There are many trials throughout the hills and mountains in Palmer Lake. I advise bringing a map of the trails if you venture out that way because it is easy to get lost.

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