The Tri-Lakes area just north of Colorado Springs offers a taste of the mountains without the long commute. Found just off I-25, Monument, Woodmoor, and Palmer Lake are all situated amidst lakes and beautiful wooded areas, including Black Forest. Quaint restaurants and boutiques give the area a secluded, small-town feel. Yet residents are just a few minutes from I-25 and the shopping and conveniences of northern Colorado Springs. Many even find the reasonable prices and front-range scenery to be worth the commute from Lone Tree and the Denver Tech Center.