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Larkspur is a community of rolling hills and magnificent panoramic Rocky Mountains views. Larkspur is located inLarkspur real estate Douglas County, just southwest of Castle Rock and north of Colorado Springs. The town takes its name from the lovely larkspur flowers that grow profusely in the area.
Once a major lumbering community the town of Larkspur was a bustling town with 2 sawmills, a blacksmith shop, hotel, two general stores, post office, casino and school. Early industry consisted of gypsum, red sandstone and potash mines. The railroad line served as a shipping point for the raw goods, later on delivering tourists seeking fresh air. The passenger train would arrive to find trumpeters and dancers greeting them in a merry style. A stage coach would transport the tourists off to nearby health resort called Perry Park.
In recent times, Larkspur has become known as the home to the Renaissance Festival welcoming thousands of visitors each summer. The Festival is an annual event held on weekends only for 10 consecutive weeks. The popular Festival is entering its 4th decade and was recently voted best family festival in Colorado by Parents Magazine! Visitors are encouraged to dress in period costume and participate with the actors.
Larkspur real estate
Larkspur real estate options are among the best for those who desire small town, rural living with trees and possible views of the mountains. Home buyers will find a variety of homes; cedar sided chalets, log homes, mountain contemporary, traditional 2-story upscale, Spanish stucco adobe and upscale castle sized custom homes.
The exclusive Bear Dance Country Club is surrounded by luxury homes in its gated community. Bear Dance was developed into only 47 estate size home sites. nestled along a serene alpine golf course. The challenging course is peppered with Ponderosa pines and sun-filled meadows. Known as one of Colorado’s best and challenging public golf course Bear Dance is a popular destination for locals and golf connoisseurs.
Bear Dance Country Clug
Who would like to live in Larkspur?
Larkspur is in the type of setting that attracts many type of residents. The serene beauty is what most people think Colorado should look. People who love live in Larkspur typically have the option to work at home or perhaps they are retired. Many commute to DTC, Castle Rock and even Denver. The commute to DTC is estimated to be 40 minutes with an additional 20 minutes to get to downtown Denver. Due to Larkspur’s close proximity to El Paso County and Colorado Springs, it is very possible to commute to the south too. Households where one person works in Denver and the other in Colorado Springs find Larkspur to be the perfect home base compromise.
Larkspur City Overview
Population growth in Larkspur has increased by 35% (2007)
Median home cost is $663,000
Schools spend $5,535 per student (average in U.S. is $6,058)
Student/teacher ratio is 15/1
Douglas County School District
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