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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.
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%
Average Home price is $592,600
Median age: 48
Schools spend $5,535 per student (average in U.S. is $6,058)
Student/teacher ratio is 15/1
Douglas County School District
Enjoy a relaxing lifestyle, in one of the Front Range’s hidden gem communities, near Perry Park Golf Club. This exquisitely cared for, move-in-ready property is nestled i...
Courtesy of Keller Williams Action Realty LLC
Luxurious custom built ranch walk-out that overlooks the 14th hole in Bear Dance Golf Course with captivating views of the front range. This spacious 6,080 square foot es...
Courtesy of LIV Sotheby's International Realty
You'll love this beautiful Larkspur home with stunning views of the Palmer Divide, Mt. Herman & Spruce Mountain Ranch! Live in the country and still be close to the city...
Courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL 54
Rarely does a property of such significance as Shadow Mountain Ranch Estate become available. The private and gated estate graces 35 treed acres complete with Pikes Peak ...
Courtesy of Villagree Llc
Beautiful home with privacy and views! NO neighbors behind you, or East of you and your closest neighbor to the West is 1/2 acre away! Relax in your private back yard on ...
Courtesy of Venterra Real Estate LLC
Beautifully appointed custom ranch style home with all the special features that are sure to please the soul. Over 4900 total square feet with four bedrooms, four bathro...
Courtesy of VISION REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Own your own mountain! 108 spectacular acres in southwest Douglas County. This mountain ranch has a 3760 sq ft ranch style house with walkout basement. A 2300 sq ft bar...
Courtesy of MICAH I. SHAMASH
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