Palmer Lake -- Live in the Foothills of the Rockies
Palmer Lake is located on the northern edge of El Paso County, situated at the high point between Denver and Colorado Springs known as the Palmer Divide (7,200 feet). The Divide is a geological ridge running from Palmer Lake eastward. It's its own weather patterns and separates the Arkansas River drainage to the South & the Platte River Drainage to the North. It is often considered part of the Tri-Lakes area, named for its three lakes in Woodmoor, Monument and Palmer.
The town is nestled around Palmer Lake which was originally named Summit Lake, then Divide Lake and finally Palmer Lake. There is a walking trail along the shoreline of Palmer Lake and the beginning of the Santa Fe Regional Trail, maintained by El Paso County, starts in Palmer Lake which follows the abandoned Atkinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad right of way. The trail is the longest continuous trail in El Paso County.
It's a small historic town with a long history with Railway as it was founded by William Jackson Palmer who was the owner and president of Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. The Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad still come through the city multiple times a day.
Palmer Lake real estate is varied, from historic mansions to small cabins to brand new million dollar homes to townhomes. A little something for everyone! There are also some wonderful Victorian style homes located built in the early 1900's in the central part of the city. The average prices of houses in the area are $265,572 vs. the average price of $251,543 in El Paso County.
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