This area offers rural living with some residential communities interspersed with ranches and farms.
Rolling hills which are generally without trees provide the base for enchanting mountain views highlighted by the dominating presence of 14,000 ft. Pike's Peak.
The weather is slightly more severe than in Colorado Springs which lies closer in to the protective mountains. The altitude is generally slightly less than 7000 ft.
There are few limitations on what kind of home or amount of land that is available in these areas. It is common to find cows, horses, ostrich, etc. This area is served by School District 23-JT.
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Peyton is primarily a rural area and does not offer as many developed neighborhoods as the surrounding areas, with the exception of Antlers Ridge. Antlers Ridge Estates is the last frontier for homeowners who want more home, more land, and more freedom to enjoy their Colorado Lifestyle. Each lot in Antlers Ridge Estates is large enough (2.5 acres) to accommodate a sweeping range of floorplans and architectural styles; they can be scaled and designed to meet your every whim and fancy.
Peyton, Co is served by school district Peyton 23-JT. In Colorado your child has the option to attend any school in the district (called intradistrict choice) or outside the district (called interdistrict choice), as long as there is space. Students who attend unsatisfactory schools are given preference. Low-income students in grades 1-8 who attend low-performing schools are eligible for transportation tokens to attend a different school. Students can also attend charter schools.• Pikes Peak Community College: http://www.ppcc.edu/
True to its equine-friendly reputation, Peyton and the surrounding area has a pair of animal medical facilities including the Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic and Black Forest Vet Clinic. When it comes to humans there are dentistry and psychology practices in the area, however, the closest true hospital/care facility is the nearby Memorial Hospital North, just south in the Briargate area of town.
• Desert Harvest: http://www.desertharvest.com/
• Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic: http://rockymountainequine.com/
• Dentistry in the Forest: http://www.dentistryintheforest.com/
• Black Forest Vet Clinic: http://www.blackforestvetclinic.com/
Though the area is largely rural, there are several dining options in and around the Peyton area including chains such as Subway and lots of local flavor including The Grill at Latigo, Firehouse on the Run, R&R Coffee Cafe and Rudy’s Roadhouse.
• Black Forest Bed and Breakfast: http://www.blackforestbb.com/
• R&R Coffee Cafe: http://rnrcoffeecafe.com/
• The Grill at Latigo: http://www.latigogrill.com/
• Firehouse on the Run: http://firehouseontherun.com/
From hiking up Mount Herman to horseback ridining, playing golf and jogging and biking along the New Santa Fe Trail, there are a bevy of outdoor activities available in the Tri-Lakes area.
Green spaces in the area include Limbach Park, For Run Regional Park and the memorably-named Dirty Woman Creek Park, Monument's largest park named after a pioneer woman who lived in an unkempt shack along the creek.
The 14-mile New Santa Fe Trail begins in Palmer Lake and spans south through Monument and through the Air Force Academy Grounds before connecting to the Pikes Peak Greenway on its way into Colorado Springs proper.
Just south of Monument, is the newest and largest climbing facility in the Colorado Springs area, CityRock. Here, seasoned rock climbers and novices alike can experience indoor and outdoor climbing activities, instruction and training by purchasing a day pass (about $15 per person) or monthly membership.
Nearby, the Colorado Sports and Events Center calls itself “Southern Colorado's premier facility for sports and entertainment.” The complex plays home to various recreational leagues and activities and features both an NHL-sized ice rink and a large turf field.
The Peyton area is offers just a couple of choices for worship, but this friendly small community welcomes you to explore this area and find a church that you can call your own.
The options for shopping in the immediate Peyton area are limited, however in surrounding areas there are an abundance of locally-owned businesses, artisans and gift shops including Retrospect Dry Goods, Frog On a Limb Primitives, The Bead Corner and Covered Treasures Bookstore. These and the other charming shops in the area come alive each summer as the town hosts a series of “Art Hop” events with gallery openings, live music, food and more.
South of Monument off of Jackson Creek Parkway, is Monument Marketplace an 88-acre 641,000 square foot retail center featuring a number of shopping, dining, banking and other retail shops with chains such as Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Petsmart, Cold Stone Creamery, Texas Roadhouse and many more.
• Monument Marketplace: http://www.jacksoncreek.com/html/marketplace.html
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