Palmer Lake Tourism, Colorado

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Palmer Lake is a Statutory Town in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2010 census. Palmer Lake was founded by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871 and was incorporated in 1889. Palmer Lake is one of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region between Denver and Colorado Springs. The three lakes are Palmer Lake, Monument Lake, and Lake Woodmoor. Located off Interstate 25 near two major metropolitan centers, Palmer Lake is a growing community on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Downtown Palmer Lake, though small, features cozy restaurants, such as O'Malley's Steakhouse and Pub on Colorado Highway 105. There are also a library, town hall, and an historical museum. Visitors can enjoy a coffee shop, bakery, antique shopping, boutiques, and art galleries. The town's water comes from two reservoirs in the mountains behind the town and from wells. Both reservoirs and Monument Creek, which flows out of them, are considered part of the town's watershed. The town's namesake lake dried up completely during the summer of 2012 due to ongoing extreme drought conditions,. Local citizens investigated various ways to fill the lake and keep it healthy on a permanent basis. However, the town's Board of Trustees held a firm stance against transferring water from the reservoirs to be stored in the lake, asking "Should our water supply be protected for the health and safety of all of our citizens, or should it be utilized for mostly aesthetic purposes?" They provided no indication of what a valid purpose to keep they lake full might be. Downtown businesses and resident morale suffered greatly due to the lack of any surface water within city limits. By 2014, the lake was nearly dry again Library services for the city are provided by the Palmer Lake Branch Library, located at 66 Lower Glenway in Palmer Lake.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Palmer Lake in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Palmer Lake like a local. Palmer Lake is located at a short trip away from Colorado Springs a major city in United States. Colorado Springs is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Coors Field, Union Station, Sports Authority Field At Mile High. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Butts Aaf (fort Carson), Colorado Springs Airport, United States Air Force Academy Airfield. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Palmer Lake.

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Facts and Stats for Palmer Lake*

  • Pollution Statistics in Palmer Lake

    Know the pollution level of Palmer Lake before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.16 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.58 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.08 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.94 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Palmer Lake: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Palmer Lake for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Palmer Lake.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.57 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.67 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Palmer Lake - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Palmer Lake is 187.3 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.65 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.44 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 20.79 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.38 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.65 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.45 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.12 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Palmer Lake

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Palmer Lake

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.54 USD

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