We believe this property is an excellent short to long-term investment in an area that has all of the conveniences of a larger urban area, but is located in a private, rural setting. This property is located in spectacular Saguache County in Southern Colorado. This area offers low property taxes, inexpensive housing, and the conveniences of the nearby larger cities Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver. This is a great opportunity to own investment property in the scenic San Luis Valley. There are breathtaking views in every direction of the open countryside and surrounding mountains. This is an ideal location, where you have all that Colorado has to offer at your fingertips.
Property values in Colorado have soared in recent years due to migrations of retirees enticed by the pleasant climate and the relaxed low-key lifestyle of the American West. Investors and business entrepreneurs are also relocating to the area due to its friendly business atmosphere, strategic location between several Western States (Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico) and Mexico, and major continental transportation routes (Interstates 25 and the Burlington Northern Railroad). The area's potential for growth is demonstrated in nearby Colorado Springs and Denver. As property values in these areas continue to increase, real estate in Saguache County represents excellent investment potential! Private property will soon be beyond the reach of most Americans. As the population of the United States grows and continues to relocate, opportunities in "best kept secret" areas like Saguache County will diminish. Niche investment properties in rural areas such as Southern Colorado are growing in value. Please click on this recent article concerning growth in the rural American West. Land in Saguache County fulfills the needs of those looking for a new adventure in living, a prudent investment, and a legacy property to pass on to future generations!
Spanning 8,000 square miles, the San Luis Valley lies between the Sangre De Cristo and San Juan Mountains in South-Central Colorado. The average altitude is around 7,500 feet and in every direction you can spot the highest and most beautiful peaks in the state. The Sangre De Cristo Mountains are one of the longest mountain ranges in the world and home to 10 peaks over 14,000 feet high. While high in elevation, the location in Southern Colorado provides for an inviting climate which includes over 300 days of sunshine a year. Winters are mild and Summers are pleasant. The region is renowned for spectacular color in the fall when the aspen trees turn the surrounding mountains gold and red.
This area is rich with history and natural resources. Saguache County really embodies the American West. The Rio Grande National Forest is located only 35 miles away and comprises two million acres of publicly owned lands. This area is home to unlimited recreational opportunities. You can fish the Gold Medal Waters of the Rio Grande or the famous Arkansas River. Other recreational opportunities include but are not limited to hiking, rock climbing, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, four-wheeling, horseback riding, and hunting. Wildlife is abundant and it not uncommon to see Big Horn Sheep, Antelope, Deer, and Elk. The Trinchera Elk Herd is one of the largest in the world and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and Antelope are found all throughout the range. The Great Sand Dunes National Monument is located only 35 miles away on the eastern side of the valley, and are home to the tallest sand dunes in North America. Colorado is home to some of the best alpine skiing in the world, and this property is within a short drive from Wolf Creek, Monarch, and Taos ski areas.
The property is only 30 miles away from the growing City of Alamosa. Situated at the base of massive Blanca Peak, in San Isabel National Forest, Alamosa is the geographic and cultural center of the San Luis Valley. Alamosa is home to Adams State College, Colorado's premier public small college, and the most extensive shopping opportunities in the region. The historic town of Crestone is also located only 20 miles away. This quaint mountain town was originally founded by miners prospecting on Kit Carson Mountain. Although not much gold was ever found, the town grew due to the natural beauty of the area and abundant recreational opportunities. Today it also serves as a spiritual center for Buddhists and other groups. Colorado College also maintains a satellite campus in Crestone and the town (most notably the Baca Grande land grant area) has recently become popular as a location for second homes. The Town of Saguache is the county seat and is located only 30 miles from the property. Other nearby towns of interest are Buena Visa and Salida on the beautiful Arkansas river, as well as Gunnison and Canon City.
SIZE: 80.00 Acres
APN:LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The E 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 42 North, Range 9 East of the N.M.P.M., County of Saguache, State of Colorado.
GENERAL LOCATION: 30 Miles from Alamosa, Colorado
GENERAL ELEVATION: 7500 feet
ZONING: Rural-Residential (contact county for details)
WATER: NA (well or alternative system)
SEWER: NA (septic or alternative system)
PROPERTY TAX: Approximately $252/year. All property taxes are current.
ASSOCIATION DUES: N/A
COUNTY RECORDING FEE: $7.00 - paid by purchaser.
TIME LIMIT TO BUILD: N/A
TYPE OF TERRAIN: flat to rolling meadows with mountain views