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San Luis Valley Ranches - 5 Acres In Costilla County, CO
Beautiful Colorado Land Nestled In The San Luis Valley!
Only 30 mins from Alamosa!
Lots of Wildlife!
Close to National Wildlife Refuge!
Perfectly Buildable! Perfect for both permanent and vacation homes!
Great Road Frontage And Easy Access!
Views of Blanca Peak and the Sangre De Cristo Range!
If you are looking for a beautifully scenic Colorado property with road frontage, great wildlife, and $1 million views, this is the property for you. We encourage you to go view the property. Once you see it, you will be sold as we were.
This property is near Alamosa and San Luis, great towns full of nice people, good food, and entertainment. You get the advantages of country living, AND the advantages of living near the city. Pretty much a win-win situation if you ask me.
San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, was founded in 1851. There's a cluster of wooden houses and a central square with a charming church. A path leading up a mesa features a series of bronze sculptures by Huberto Maestas, depicting the Stations of the Cross. Miniatures of these sculptures were presented to Pope John Paul II and are now in the Vatican Museum.
This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for a great investment, and of course, to enjoy. Colorado land prices are taking off, and as Colorado land is getting more popular in the real estate business... don't expect the climb in value to cool off anytime soon!
The elevation of the property is around 8,500 feet above sea level. This offers perfect summers with days around 80-75 degrees and an inch or two of precipitation a month, and cozy winters at 35 degrees with about half an inch of precipitation.
San Luis Valley Ranches Subdivision Information
The San Luis Valley Ranches are nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in the San Luis Valley. Mt. Blanca, the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet, offers stunning views to this subdivision. It is part of the Sangre de Cristo Range. Located centrally around the town of Fort Garland, it is about 25 miles east of Alamosa, 210 miles south of Denver, 175 miles east of Durango and 50 miles west of Interstate 25. It is a large subdivision that covers different parts of the county.
This is a truly amazing part of the country, which attracts visitors from all over. It is located just south of Blanca Peak, between Ft. Garland and San Luis. Blanca Peak is one of the tallest points on the planet at 14,345 ft!
The San Luis Valley is a land of sharp and beautiful contrasts, deep history and wild experiences that stay with visitors long after they're gone. There are tons of great places to visit, including the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, is located just next door to the property. There are plenty of interesting places to go!
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1962 as a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife. 14,345 foot Mt. Blanca of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains provides a stunning backdrop for this 11,169 acre refuge.
Alamosa NWR consists of wet meadows, river oxbows and riparian corridor primarily within the flood plain of the Rio Grande, and dry uplands vegetated with greasewood and saltbush. These areas support songbirds, water birds, raptors, mule deer, beaver and coyotes.
Alamosa NWR has a wilder character than Monte Vista NWR. To preserve this wildness, the refuge is less intensively managed. However, water is still manipulated and other management tools such as burning and grazing are used. Water from the Rio Grande is supplemented by artesian wells and pumped water from the Closed Basin Project.
The headquarters and visitor center for the Alamosa/Monte Vista/ Baca National Wildlife Refuge Complex is located on Alamosa NWR. A two mile round trip hiking trail begins at the Visitor's Center and follows the Rio Grande. The Bluff Overlook on the eastern side of the refuge may be reached by car and provides a three and a half mile auto tour.
5 Acres (approximately 330' x 660')
Less Than $110 Per Year & Current
Unit 22, Block 21, Lot 5, San Luis Valley Ranches
Costilla County, Colorado
Solar or Generator (At Buyer's Cost)
Septic (At Buyer's Cost)
Storage or Well (At Buyer's Cost)
Easy Access Via Dirt Roads
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This property will be conveyed via a warranty deed guaranteeing free and clear title.
Driving Directions from Alamosa, Colorado
Head East on Highway 160
Turn Right on County Highway SR-122 into subdivision
All Pictures From Surrounding San Luis Valley (Not Of Specific Lot)
Frequently Asked Questions
1. WHERE IS THE PROPERTY LOCATED?
This subdivison is located only 16 miles east from Alamosa, Colorado in Costilla County.
2. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ELEVATION OF THE PROPERTY?
The average elevation is approximately 7,620 feet.
3. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
4. WHAT DOES THE PROPERTY LOOK LIKE?
Surround yourself with rolling hills, majestic mountains, and fabulous panoramic vistas and great landscape views. All are the perfect setting for the unspoiled countryside of Costilla County. With every breath of fresh, clean air, you'll know this pristine unspoiled property is for you - especially since it has been thoughtfully master-planned to exist in harmony with nature and wildlife.
5. WHAT TOWNS ARE CLOSEST TO THE PROPERTY?
This scenic property is approximately 17 miles west of San Luis, Colorado, 202 miles north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 235 miles south of Denver, Colorado..
6. WHAT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE?
All roads are county and state maintained which provide you permanent, legal access to your property.
7. WHAT ARE MOST PEOPLE PLANNING TO DO WITH THEIR LAND?
Most property owners feel that it is a good opportunity to own a nice lot, yet affordable piece of Colorado. The unique proximity of this property to Alamosa will allow owners to enjoy a country lifestyle while living just minutes away from the amenities a city has to offer. Some owners plan to make their property into a second home, while others plan to move to their property after retirement. Many plan to pass it down to their children or grandchildren, while others plan to possibly subdivide the property at a later date, keeping some acreage and selling the rest. Many of the property owners also plan to utilize the property as a permanent home or a recreational retreat or getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. These lots are ready for you to build your dream home or just enjoy the good feeling of land ownership.
8. WHAT ABOUT WATER?
You are entitled to drill a domestic well on your property at your own cost. Water is not guaranteed to be available at any specific depths, quantity, or quality. Contact a Licensed Colorado Well driller for further information and proposed costs.
9. WHAT ABOUT UTILITIES?
Currently, there is electric service readily available along the county road and state highway. Waste water disposal for is achieved by individual septic systems. Further information about utilities and who to contact can be provided upon request.
10. WHAT IS THE PROPERTY ZONED AND WHAT ARE THE PROPERTY TAXES FOR A PARCEL?
The zoning is Estate Residential. Currently, the approximate annual property taxes calculate to approximately $110 per year.
11. IF I FINANCE THE PROPERTY, TO WHOM DO I MAKE MY PAYMENTS AND HOW WILL I KNOW I HAVE RECEIVED PROPER CREDIT FOR MY PAYMENTS?
Your payments will be made to Classic Country Land, LLC. We have our own in house financing available.
12. MAY I USE THE LAND WHILE I'M PAYING FOR IT AND WHEN DO I RECEIVE A DEED TO MY PROPERTY?
Yes, beginning the very day you sign the purchase contract, the land is yours to use and enjoy.
13. CAN I RESELL MY PROPERTY IN THE FUTURE AND MAKE A PROFIT?
While there is no guarantee of profit from any land sale, history has proven that the prices of all our properties have always increased every year. We believe there are many reasons for this upward trend, including inflation, population growth, a decreasing supply of land, the public's desire for a more natural environment, trend toward movement away from urban areas and the increasing popularity of outdoor recreational activities. We believe the sales prices will continue to increase due to supply and demand for this type of property.
14. IS THERE A PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OR ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE PROPERTY?
There is no property owners association and restrictions.
15. WHAT WILL THE ROAD SURFACE BE LIKE?
County maintained dirt road access.
16. DOES A BUYER HAVE TO BUILD A HOUSE WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME?
A buyer is never obligated to a timeframe to build on their property.
17. WHY ARE SOME PROPERTIES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHERS?
The properties have been priced according to our "A B C" analysis and consideration of the proximity of the parcels to existing electric. "A B C" stands for Access, Beauty and Character. In other words, how good, quick or easy is the access to the property from the main highway or county road, etc. The beauty of the property mainly pertains to the vegetation and scenic views etc. The character of the property refers mainly to its topography. For example: Is the parcel flat, rolling, steep, etc.
18. IS THERE A PENALTY FOR PAYING OFF MY LAND EARLY?
There is absolutely no prepayment penalty. Your monthly payment is applied to your account balance using simple interest on the unpaid balance. Any and all extra monthly payments will be applied directly to the principal. All extra payments will directly lower your balance, reducing the overall interest you pay on your purchase.
19. CAN I MAKE AN OFFER AND WHAT KINDS OF DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Offers are discouraged as the properties are priced for immediate sale under our "No Haggle" pricing policy.
20. WILL I BE PRESSURED TO BUY?
Absolutely not! At Classic Country Land our "no pressure" policy is always in effect. Our prime properties practically sell themselves. We won't be hounding you to buy. However, our friendly ranch representatives are always available to take your call and answer any questions you might have and we welcome those calls. Be assured you'll always be treated with respect and there will be absolutely no pressure to buy. References are also available upon request. If you have any further questions about Classic Country Land, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 972-649-6200 x102 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to assist you.
Costilla County, Colorado
Costilla County - Where Colorado Began!
Costilla County is located in south central Colorado, sharing its southern boundary with New Mexico (of which it was once a part). Costilla is part of the San Luis Valley, an 8,000 square mile alpine valley nicknamed the American Tibet, with an average altitude of 7800 feet above sea level. Costilla County is the home to Colorado's oldest town, San Luis, founded in 1851. Many villages of the County were the last to be established on a Spanish/Mexican land grant in this country. It is home to Colorado's oldest Christian structure (the San Acacio Mission) and the nation's newest shrine, the Stations of the Cross. California's gold rush was about gold. Colorado's gold is water, and the state's first water rights, the San Luis Peoples Ditch, is located right here in Costilla County. And to top all that, Costilla County has the last working Commons in America where local residents have grazed their sheep, cattle and horses on six hundred shared, unfenced acres for hundreds of years.
Costilla County was inhabited by the ancestors of today's families well before Colorado became a state. Those first Hispano settlers brought with them a language and culture that still exists today, four hundred years after the Spanish first arrived in the Americas. Except for the Native Americans who were here first, this is the oldest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Values on the Rise in Costilla County
According to a 2005 article in La Sierra, the official news source for the Costilla County, real estate prices in the area are being driven higher by strong appreciation in property values from Taos, just an hour south.
According to the article, the town of Taos, New Mexico, has become an art mecca, lifestyle center, and tourist destination where wealthy newcomers are eager to buy up land for their dream homes. High Taos prices have been pushing growth to the north where even in Costilla County, two-acre lake front lots are being advertised for $85,000 and farmland is selling for $10,000 an acre.
You stand at waters edge of a high desert lake. The mountains encircle you and extend as far as the eye can see. A mid-summer storm has left a double rainbow framing distant peaks. You have come to Costilla County, a special place in splendored, protected isolation. Eleven-hundred square miles, nestled within the San Luis Valley, dotted with historic towns and villages, threaded by dusty, winding roads. This is where Colorado began, and this is where you begin your Colorado experience. You will find ranches without dudes, farms without petting pens and small-town eateries that consider rosemary smoked lamb a foreign dish. "Nouvelle cuisine" and "boutique" have yet to enter the local vernacular because Costilla County is no new age, neatly packaged theme park. It is history and adventure at every turn with all the necessary ingredients to entertain the whole family.
Come immerse yourself in a unique culture. Walk the roads of villages that were founded by ancestors of today's inhabitants. Meet the people who measure their history here in multiples of generations and speak a Spanish that still contains words and phrases of ancient origins. In our villages, visit some of the earliest structures erected in Colorado, the small, sturdy mission churches, built by local labor all those many years ago. If your timing is right, you might be lucky enough to take part in a local celebration, most likely of religious origin. Hike the Rio Grande Gorge and find petroglyphs, arrowheads or maybe grinding stones left by civilizations we are just beginning to know.
A peak experience awaits the mountain climber. Colorado has fifty-four peaks that exceed 14,000 feet and four of those can be accessed from Costilla County, Little Bear, Lindsay and Culebra. Blanca at 14,345 is higher than Pikes Peak. For the angler who relishes the Zen experience of fly fishing, or for the bank sitter, streams and lakes abound in cutthroat, rainbow, browns and pike. Elk, deer and mountain lion wander the forests and mountains.
Visit the artists village of Jaroso or explore Fort Garland, once commanded by Kit Carson. Find spiritual renewal as you tour the internationally acclaimed Stations of the Cross Shrine in San Luis, and then experience the grandeur of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument near Blanca. A seeming millennium away from the outside, whirling, mad dash world, Costilla County, year round, is the experience of a lifetime.
Gold and silver discoveries near Summitville in 1870 fueled the mining rush to the San Luis Valley environs. While other mining settlements quickly followed at Creede and Bonzana, the history of the Valley’s settlement was greatly influenced by the railroad, farming, ranching, and timber.
Before written history, native American cultures, including Clovis and Folsom, hunted and gathered in the area 11,000 years ago. Spain claimed the area in the 1500’s and established land grants to attract settlers. However, clashes with Comanches left the valley largely unsettled for many years. Zebulon Pike, exploring the southern part of the Louisiana Purchase and after his discovery of Pike’s Peak, was awed by the view of the Sand Dunes (probably from Medano Pass) in 1807. Until Mexico’s liberation from Spain in 1821, Spain claimed the San Luis Valley. The 1850’s saw the first permanent settlements.
Just 2 years after Colorado became a state, a narrow-gauge train loaded with expectant settlers and their belongings stopped at a protected bend in the Rio Grande shaded by a grove of cottonwoods. In 1878 Alamosa – Spanish for cottonwood grove – was founded.
Trains delivered lumber and hardware and left with agricultural products. Over the next ten years rails were laid in all four directions and Alamosa became a veritable center of the San Luis Valley.
The easy access to the mountain regions surrounding the San Luis Valley are a major attraction for visitors and locals alike. Not only a provider of recreation, the forests are a key economic resource. The extensive Rio Grande National Forest first came under government control in 1891 with the authorization of the Timber Reserves Act in 1891. Established to conserve the nation’s timber, range and water resources, much of this land has remained unspoiled and public. The Great Sand Dunes National Park (first created as a monument in 19xx) and The San Luis Lakes State Park offer outdoor recreation on the valley floor.
In 1921, Adams State College was founded as a teaching college and is now a bachelor- and master-degree granting institution.
With a population of around 16,000, Alamosa today offers majestic mountain views, the winding Rio Grande, clear skies, breathing room, abundant agriculture, a thriving economy, and two institutions of higher learning.
But perhaps you’d like to recapture the feel of a bygone era. Travel our rails or visit mining towns. From Medano Pass let your gaze wander from the sand dunes across the San Luis Valley to mountains and your view of natural beauty will be similar to Zebulon Pike’s 200 years ago.
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About Classic Country Land, LLC
Classic Country Land, LLC specializes in creating wealth - primarily for private investors - through investments in raw land. Land is the cornerstone of most of the world's wealthiest individuals and most successful investors over the last century. It rarely under performs over time and is immune to many of the external factors that produce day-to-day cyclical swings in world markets. Carefully selected land investments can create significant returns and a secure future for the investor. This philosophy has been expounded and successfully proven over many centuries. Historically, land had been one of the best investments available. There is a limited supply and an ever growing demand. We allow you to get your portfolio started with a minimal investment.
Classic Country Land, LLC was founded in 1999 and is one of the largest on-line land seller in the United State. We buy thousand of parcels each year and have developed strong relationship with many land sources throughout the United States. This allows us to buy in bulk and receive volume discounts which we are able to pass to our valued customers.
Reasons to Buy From Us
Large established company providing great properties to our customers continuously since 1999. When you need us in the future we will be here.
We understand that not everybody is a land expert, we help you through the process to make it a stress free and enjoyable purchase!
We know exactly what it is that we're selling, so you will know exactly what you are getting.
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We are not happy until the customer is happy, after all, our reputation is all we have.
We are a member of, and in good standing with, the Better Business Bureau. As said before, we have a reputation to uphold, and have a promise of quality to our customers.
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