Salida Colorado Realtor Team: Together we Make it Happen!

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Salida Colorado Realtor Team: Together we Make it Happen!

Salida Colorado real estate

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About us.

Paula is the resident geek of the team. She comes from 20 year background of teaching, both at the k-12 and college level. She is passionate about her 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 husbands (just kidding!). When she can pull herself away from her clients and/or critters, she will grab her fly rod and head down to the Arkansas River for an hour or two. 

Micheal, a former architect, joined the team in 2010. His passions are his dog, Joey and his drumming. During his spare time you can find Micheal working on a creative project (he definitely has artist in him somewhere in that 6'3" body). 

Marilou Casimiro joined us in 2013 as a full time client care coordinator. When Paula and Micheal got busier, they hired her to make sure that all our clients get impeccable service, regardless of who was busy at the time. Her addition made the team "seamless". 

We will continue to hire as our business grows so that noone gets left out and everyone gets world class service. We are always looking for talent so let us know if you know of someone who may want to join Keller Williams and our team in particular.

The area we serve is in the Arkansas River Valley in South Central Colorado. We have joined a growing group of Keller Williams agents called Agents without Borders -- agents who are more mobile to help clients in a larger geographic area... we have clients wanting to buy or sell from Buena Vista to Canon City. You won't find us sitting at a desk waiting for you to come to us. We come to you!

Salida Colorado Real EstateA bit of Background about our area:

Our home is in the Arkansas River Valley in South Central Colorado, from Buena Vista to Canon City. The area was populated by the Ute Tribe and later by immigrants from Italy, Sicily, and Austria who came here to work the mines and railroad. Accordingly, many of our communities still have an old world charm to them. Click the following link if you want to know more about the Arkansas River Valley

Salida Colorado Real EstatePresent Day:

Now, because of where it is located, Salida Colorado and the Down Valley has become a mecca for the outdoors, music and art.

 Are you and outdoor lover or Sports Enthusiast? Here are a few of the outdoor activities we offer.

White water sports,

Fly fishing 

Mountain biking

Hiking, and

Downhill skiing (Monarch Mountain, the 2nd best powder around is 20 minutes away)

Salida Colorado MicrobreweriesAre you an artist or musician or just love to be part of an art/music scene? Salida has 22 art galleries. Musicians and artists are nestled all up and down the Valley, drawn by the quiet and the beauty. Don't Miss out on our local artists and music and performing arts!

Local grown is a way of life here. Salida has it's own Wine Cellars, Vino Salida and Microbreweries -- Amica's Brewery and Pizza, and Elevation Beer Company and Moonlight Pizza and brewery. We have our own distillery and a grocery store that only buys local goods within a 100 mile radius, Ploughboy


To get a feel for the areas we serve, click on the following maps. The First is Salida. Click on the map and then head west on HWY 50 to Poncha Springs and North to Nathrop and Buena Vista.

The second Map shows the Down Valley Area including Howard, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Texas Creek and finally, Cañon City further to the east on HWY 50.


For our local blog, click on Living and working in a Colorado River town.


To Search our Communities for homes or land choose one below.


Homes for Sale in Salida Colorado

Land for Sale in Salida

Homes for Sale in Poncha Springs CO

Land for Sale in Poncha Springs

Homes for Sale in Nathrop Colorado

Land for Sale in Nathrop

Homes for Sale in Buena Vista CO

Land for Sale in Buena Vista

Homes for Sale in Howard Colorado

Land for Sale in Howard

Homes for Sale in Coaldale Colorado

Land for Sale in Coaldale

Homes for Sale in Cotopaxi Colorado

Land for Sale in Cotopaxi

Homes for Sale in Texas Creek CO

Land for Sale in Texas Creek

Homes for Sale in Saguache Colorado

Land for Sale in Saguache

Homes for Sale in Cañon City Colorado

Land for Sale in Cañon City

Homes for Sale in Penrose Colorado

Land for Sale in Penrose

Homes for Sale in Florence Colorado

Land for Sale in Florence



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Salida Colorado Realtor Team: Together we Make it Happen!


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Paula Bradfield, PhD, GRI, EPro, CIAS, CDPE, Realtor
Phone: 719.221.6108 | Email:  

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Your Salida Colorado Realtor Team





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Specializing in homes and land in the Colorado river towns of Salida, Howard, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Nathrop, Poncha Springs  and Buena Vista, I am here to work for you as you buy or sell your home or land. 


It is not just about buying in this area. it is a statement about lifestyle. Our residents generally are active people, whether it involves horses (my passion), white water rafting, cross county or downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking, or Contra dancing. Some prefer quiet sunrises, strolls through town and time in one of our fabulous coffee shops or restaurants. Whatever the style, folks appreciate this area for its charm and beauty.


Want to get more information on available homes or condos in the Central Colorado River Valleys? Go to SouthernColoradoHomesonline to search the area listings by town, zip code or county.


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Our Colorado Mountain river communities: A Snapshot


Salida ColoradoSalida:  As quoted in the 2004 edition of Outside Magazine, Salida is “Sweetly unpretentious” as they ranked it as one of their “Dream Towns and Adventure Hideouts.” You might agree. Our community of 6,500 (9700 counting the surrounding homes) is surrounded by Forest Service and BLM lands, a haven for bicyclists, campers, folks who love to fish, hikers, skiers, nature photographers and hunters. It is a lovely natural setting with several converging mountain ranges  (We have15 peaks surrounding us that reach over 14,000 feet in elevation).

 We are known for being the Banana Belt of Colorado and this area is known as one of the Colorado River Towns. The Arkansas River winds its way through the Arkansas Valley, through downtown Salida and more; creating an invitation to rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike.

 Salida’s charming downtown area had the largest historical downtown district in Colorado. We have blocks and blocks of Victorian and other historic buildings. Because so many folks also come here to play, we have many of the advantages of a smaller resort town: great restaurants, 22 art galleries, fabulous boutiques, outdoor sportswear stores, and an array of shops for music, kitchen, sports, natural foods, children, books, knitters, and quilters.



 Real Estate in Salida CO


Poncha Springs COPoncha Springs: Poncha Springs is a small Salida “bedroom community” (population of 474 but a few thousand when you consider the outlying neighborhoods and ranches). Because it was surrounded  by hot springs (99 nearby) and had a strong early  influence of Spanish culture, the community became known as  Poncho (meaning cape and warmth) Springs. In 1924, the town officially became Poncha Springs.


Real Estate in Poncha Springs


 Howard ColoradoHoward: Howard, part of what is known as Pleasant Valley, is nestled along the Arkansas River as it snakes its way from Salida to Canon City. Some of the early settlers in the area were prospectors (some still pan for gold in the tributaries of the Arkansas).  Besides gold and silver, rhyolite, travertine, and limestone were sought after. Just a bit north of Howard is a tiny community of Wellsville where the locals used to soak on their time off in the natural hot pools. The area became more populated when the Rio Grande Railroad came through. Today, Howard is a charming, quiet ranch community and “bedroom Community” for folks who work in Salida. Many avid fly fishing folks have 2nd homes here. I love this valley.


Real Estate in Howard CO  


Coaldale Colorado


Coaldale: Coaldale, a tiny community just SE of Howard opens up into a lovely, meadow-like area with many horse properties, ranches, and folks who like the open meadows and surrounding mountains. It got its name from being called Charcoal Valley. In the early days, the Pinon Pines were burnt in beehive kilns to turn them into coals used for the silver smelters in Leadville Co and Pueblo CO. Some of the early kilns can still be seen. Every valley in Coaldale has a creek in it and with just a few minutes drive to the west, you can be on national forest trails. Absolutely lovely community.


 Real Estate in Coaldale CO


This image can be found at Cotopaxi, named after an Ecuadorian Volcano, grew from being a “whistle stop” for the Rio Grande railroad. Now it is known for world class white water rafting and fly fishing. Folks who live around here can commute for work to either Canon City, further east or back to is almost midway between the two. Cotopaxi is a great location for vacation/second home or your primary residence if you don’t mind the commute or can work from home.




Real Estate in Cotopaxi CO


This image can be found at  Nathrop, a quiet community north of Salida has always been known as the access point to Mount Princeton Hot Springs. To this day, folks come to soak in the restorative waters. It is my personal favorite in hot springs because the 104-degree water not only comes into the soaking and lap pools but comes out in Chalk Creek, running alongside the pools. I can spend all day there with a book, adjusting the rocks so that the water is neither hot nor cold. Lovely. Many folks choose to live in the area because of access to the hot springs and national forest.





Real Estate in Nathrop CO


This image can be found at Vista: Buena Vista was named after it’s stunning 360-degree views. Folks originally settled here because of the gold mining. Later, families began farming and ranching as they discovered the good soil in the area. The stagecoach and subsequent railroad brought more families to the area. With a population of about 2500 people, the town remains quiet and gracious. It is known as the best kept secret place to stay for folks skiing at the premier resorts near Denver and Aspen…because the town is so friendly and hotel rates are inexpensive. It is a few miles from Cottonwood Creek Hot Springs and Mt. Princeton.


Real Estate in Buena Vista Colorado


Crestone...beginning of the sunsetCrestone: Unique, magical and beautiful are words that tumble out of my mouth when I think of Crestone. The tiny town proper is 150 and the surrounding area is no more than 1500 when everyone is home. The magic of Crestone however, is its history. Early on, a rancher was instructed to bequeath parcels of his ranch to spiritual groups around the world which he did. It is now known for having the most diverse spiritual community in the world. Spiritual seekers in North America eventually hear about Crestone. And, it generally takes knowing a local or more than one visit for the fullness of the area to emerge…the 5 creeks heading up into the Sangre de Cristos, the temples hidden in the trees, the lovely residents and the “happening”. The local newspaper, the Crestone Eagle, has calendars of event for local happenings that rival a town 10 times its size. If you want a sanctuary, Crestone offers just that.


Real Estate around Crestone CO



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Sondra Meyer:
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I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to meet you today.   I'll send you a link about the horse photograph clinic that Dan Ballard is going to be teaching in a separate email.   (I don't want to publicize  it too much until we have last few details, such as the start time figured out.) 

Your area looks GORGEOUS!!!!  If I take a road trip to your area, maybe you can show me some of the great places to photograph.  A few tips also.  :)   Sellers would be smart to choose you as a listing agent because you clearly know the importance of good pictures. 


Mar 22, 2014 02:07 PM #1
Paula Bradfield
Bradfield Ramsey Group - Salida, CO
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Sondra, thank you! It is fabulous connecting with good agents. Let's keep in touch.

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