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Old 12-01-2006, 01:58 PM
 
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My husband and i are thinking of moving to colorado -- we are wanting some land so we can have horses -- does anyone have some input on a nice area where we can have horses without being too far from civilization.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:00 PM
 
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How close to civilization is close?

In Northern Colorado, land is fairly expensive, especially when you start talking horses.

If you get a stick built house on some land, not a modular or mobile home you're looking at a minimum of $275,000 for 1 acre, $325,000 on 4 acres, to millions on 40+ acres.

How many horses do you want/have? How far away time wise do you want to be from the city or town?
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:28 PM
 
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thank you for responding
we are planning on buying a piece of land and building a modular home on it -- we want at least 5 acres -- i have found land in hartsel, fairplay -- in those areas but i don't really know what they are like-- my husband works with home depot so that can't be too far and we would like to be near a city that has most of your major retail stores -- wal mart, nice restaurants, fast food places, just a normal good size city that has things. I'm hoping to not be more than like 10-15 min from a city
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Hartsel and Fairplay are a good 1.5-2 hours from Denver and do not have any big stores like Home Depot, Wal Mart, etc. My suggestion would be to look southeast-- around Elizabeth, Franktown, etc. I don't know what land prices are like around there, but there are bigger pieces of land for horses and it is closer to city amenities (Elizabeth is a bit farther), and it is hilly and forested in many areas. If you don't care for the mountain scenery, you could look north, around Watkins, Bennett, etc-- there it's flat but again it's not too far from the city.
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:10 PM
 
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thanks -- i will check them out -- i would like to have snow capped mtn views -- and a place that has good schools for my kids.
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I agree that Elizabeth town is a good place. Also, look a little further south. Monument has a HomeDepot, Falcon/Peyton has a Home Depot w/ in 15 minutes. Kinda the outskirts of Colorado Springs. What price range are you wanting? bashep
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:53 PM
 
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Thanks Bashep -- we are wanting to buy land in the price range of 5,000 -10,000 and then build a modular on it. Our total price range all together is around 150,000, and we would like about 5 acres. It really doesn't matter where we are as long as it is a descent area -- has a home depot nearby and some of the popular retail stores -- oh and of course good schools. One more thing i would like to have snow capped mtn. views -- one of the main reasons i want to move there.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Have you seen pics of Colorado Springs? The view when you wake up in the morning? bashep
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Ok, somebody correct me if I am wrong. But I think they are building a HomeDepot in Woodland Park, CO. If so... There is some beautiful land up there for sale. I also found some other land aswell. Let me know if you want me to send them to you. bashep
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:29 PM
 
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i have seen some pictures of colorado springs but not enough to really know what it is like -- is that the area that we should be considering? does it have everything that we want? where is woodland park? sure you can send some.
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