Just over a year ago we moved up to Woodmoor. In Colorado Springs real estate market nomenclature, Woodmoor is part of Monument, or the TriLakes area. But Woodmoor is it’s own community. It has one of the only paid HOA staffs in the entire region. The covenants are pretty standard, but are definitely enforced (you can view them here at Woodmoor.org).
Located 10 miles (and usually 10 minutes!) north of the Briargate area of Colorado Springs, Woodmoor is basically bounded on the west by I25, in the north by County Line Road, in the south by Higby Road, and on the east Furrow Rd (it isn’t QUITE as simple as that, but close). The Monument exit from I25 is in the heart of Woodmoor.
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The area north of Highway 105 is largely treed, with a few meadow areas sprinkled in. The area south of Highway 105 is split into a lower meadow area (generally west of Fairplay) and an upper treed area. Incredible views can be had in either section depending on where you are standing.
There are many lifestyle benefits to Woodmoor. The lots are larger (usually 2/3 acre), giving more privacy and preserving the views. The area is filled with wildlife, including bears, foxes, deer, squirrels, rabbits and a plethora of birds. The weather is cooler in the summer, often by 5 degrees or more from “in town”. The people, while friendly, are not busy – bodies. The schools are the award winning Lewis Palmer School District 38. The new YMCA is very close by, as is the Jackson Creek shopping area, including a Super Walmart, Home Depot, Staples, and several restaurants. The town of Monument is just across the freeway with a small old town area and more shopping and dining. The south end of Denver is only 30 minutes, and Denver International Airport is often less than an hour drive.
The cost of homes for sale in Woodmoor is surprisingly affordable, although it is higher than Colorado Springs in general. Townhomes start in the mid 100’s at the moment, and there are even some new homes in the upper $200’s and low $300’s. The average home is larger in Woodmoor, and it is one of the few areas that you can start in the more affordable range and go on up to $1,000,000. At the time of this writing the least expensive single family home for sale in Woodmoor was $225,000 and the most expensive was $964,000. The median (1/2 above, 1/2 below) was $421,000.
There are very few drawbacks to this area, but there are a couple. The commute into Colorado Springs on I25 is sometimes affected by accidents and weather related slowdowns. Note: I25 is scheduled to widened to 3 lanes, the project is currently scheduled for the end of 2013 completion according to the Gazette. You can see the I25 traffic cams with this link to the CDOT site. The open meadow areas can get windy at times. And overall, Woodmoor gets a bit more snow in the winter. Water bills are higher here, due to a $50/mo bond repayment that is added to the water bills. HOA fees are $222 per year.
So if you want the convenience of BOTH Denver and Colorado Springs, spacious lots, wildlife, top quality schools, great views, and just a wonderful ambiance, call me (Rick Van Wieren) at 719-331-7675 and I’ll show you around!