Salida Colorado Homes for Sale: One of the top 10 best kept secrets

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Salida Colorado Homes for SaleSalida Colorado Homes for Sale: One of the Top 10 Best Kept Secrets

 

Use this  link Salida Colorado Homes for Sale, for homes in the area. It is a live link and updated hourly. But Salida is more than a group of homes for sale. It is a lifestyle. it also lays claim to the fact that it is considered one of the top 10 best kept secrets for great places to live. Some folks know this because of friends. Others because they stumbled on it. Still others are finding it on the web and come to check it out... falling in love with it soon after. 

Folks who decide to live here are unique. How so? 

They like the amenities that come with rural living such as

  • Salida Colorado Homes for SaleQuiet
  • Space
  • Arkansas River Headwaters
  • BLM access within 5 minutes
  • National Forest access withing 5 minutes
  • Dog friendly town
  • Mountain Biking Mecca
  • White water sports and fly fishing destination 
  • A plethora of Artists and Musicians

They like the added benefits of living in/near an "undiscovered resort town" 

  • Salida Colorado Homes for SaleHigh quality restaurants
  • Plenty of entertainment  - plays, concerts, and FESTIVALS -- our signature.
  • Downhill skiing with the 2nd best powder in the state 20 minutes away at Monarch Mountain
  • Easy access to Guides for just about everything outdoors
  • People to play with... most folks who move here appreciate and engage in the outdoors.
  • Friendly people, from all over the US have chosen to live here. They have brought a richness and depth to an already beautiful area. You will be met with by a resident with a ready smile. Guaranteed. 

They like the Salida CO home prices.

Salida Colorado Homes for SaleThis town was not meant or designed to be a resort town. It was originally a mining and then a railroad town. It just so happened that the location was drop dead gorgeous.... surrounded by mountains with a river running through it. Consequently, prices are great, compared to the "discovered" resort towns.

We attached a map for you to play with

 

What about a short teaser of a video?

 

Some links below will give you places in the area to search if you wish. 

Salida Colorado Homes for Sale

Salida Colorado Land for sale

Howard Colorado Homes for sale (13 minutes from Salida in the Down Valley)

Howard Colorado Land for Sale

Coaldale Colorado Homes for Sale (18 minutes from Salida in the Down Valley)

Coaldale Colorado Land for Sale

Cotopaxi Colorado Homes for Sale (14 minutes from Salida in the Down Valley)

Cotopaxi Colorado Land for Sale

We would love to be your tour guide to a lovely area. Call us! 719.221.6108

 

Salida Colorado Homes for Sale: One of the top 10 best kept secrets



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Paula Bradfield, PhD, GRI, EPro, CIAS, CDPE, Realtor
Phone: 719.221.6108 | Email: Paula@InSouthernColorado.com  
Website: SouthernColoradoHomesOnline.com

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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 http://www.colorado.com/CotopaxiCotopaxi: 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 Salida..it 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 http://www.sunset.com/travel/rockies/ways-to-warm-up-in-salidaNathrop:  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 http://www.rockies.com/colorado/city-guides/buena-vista-colorado.htmlBuena 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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