Mesa Cortina - A Peaceful Mountain Community

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate

National Forest behind the Mesa Cortina NeighborhoodThe community of Mesa Cortina is located in Silverthorne below Buffalo Mountain at an elevation around 9200' to 9600'. While its address is Silverthorne it is outside of the town limits. It is comprised of the subdivisions of Mesa Cortina, Mesa Cortina West and Cortina. There are approximately 262 single family lots in Mesa Cortina with 52 still undeveloped. The lots are one third to half an acre.

The community of Mesa Cortina backs up to National Forest lands to the north and west and is often frequented by a variety of wildlife. It is not uncommon to see moose, fox and raccoon around the neighborhood. The Mesa Cortina Trail runs through the National Forest and, if you dare, will take you all the way to Vail. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails helping to keep the sounds of nature prominent. Views are varied depending on your lot location. They range from views overlooking the town of Silverthorne to snow-capped mountains rising above Lake Dillon to the endless forests that make up the National Forest.

 Miles of hiking trailsMesa Cortina's HOA costs each homeowner $100/year. HOA information is available online at  

 Getting around Mesa Cortina and in and out of the area is relatively easy. The roads within Mesa Cortina are mostly gravel and are maintained by the county. The Summit Stage doesn't have any bus routes that run through the community but they do run in nearby Wildernest. 

 Mesa Cortina is a mixture of second home owners and full time residents. The community has its own water and sewer system so no wells or septic tanks are necessary. When building your home you can expect tap fees to run approximately $12,000. Other utilities available include electric service from Xcel Energy, Comcast for cable and internet, phone service from US West, and trash pick up from your choice of several providers.

 There are currently 8 single family homes in Mesa Cortina for sale. They range from $450,000 to $975,000. Looking back through June 2007 14 homes have sold in this neighborhood and one is currently under contract. The sold prices range from $350,000 to $949,900. 2 lots are currently on the market in Mesa Cortina at $260,000 and $285,000. There is one currently under contract and 2 have sold since June 2007. Those lots sold for $214,000 and $265,000. If you are looking to purchase property in Mesa Cortina, The Mountain Living Team currently has two homes and one lot listed for sale in the community. 

Half Acre Building SiteThe lot is on a dead end street and backs to National Forest land. It is a half acre building site with fir, aspen, pine and spruce trees and a variety of wildflowers and undergrowth. It is the perfect setting for an amazing Summit County home. For more information and photos go to

 Silverthorne Log HomeOne of the two homes for sale is a beautiful log home. From the deck you can see the mountains rising above Lake Dillon. Inside this amazing home, no detail has been overlooked. From the log accents to the covered deck to the huge workshop, everything has been thought of here. More information and pictures are available at

Classic Mountain A-Frame The second of the homes is a classic mountain A-frame. Nearly 100% original, it brings "simple" back to second homes. With huge windows to the front and back you can take full advantage of the National Forest this home backs up to. For more information and photos of one of the most affordable homes you'll find in Mesa Cortina go to

If you are looking for a mountain community that offers National Forest, wildlife, privacy and quiet, Mesa Cortina is definately worth a look.