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Old 05-17-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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I love wildlife and critters What wildlife is common in the area?
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Foxes and coyotes and elk. Then there's the ever dangerous Jack-A-Lopes, damned things get big as kangaroos down there.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: MORRIS,OK 74445
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My husband and I are looking at land in San Luis Valley and also LaJara, What is the opinoin about these two areas, The SLV property is about 8miles from Alamosa. Please fell free to comment and sugest Thanks 24themoney
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Caveat emptor. Either could be worthless scrub or a nice piece of irrigated land. If it sounds cheap, it's probably the former. Check my other posts about the San Luis Valley--it's not for everybody.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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My husband and I are looking at land in San Luis Valley and also LaJara, What is the opinoin about these two areas, The SLV property is about 8miles from Alamosa. Please fell free to comment and sugest Thanks 24themoney

Alamosa is right smack in the middle of the valley. It's not close to any mountains (you've got to drive about an hour to reach mountains.)

The San Luis Valley is flat and for the most part, barren. There's some agricultural stuff around the area, but if you're considering buying some cheap land, you're not going to get the nice agricultural land. You'll be getting dirt and sagebrush.

Same situation in La Jara. THere's a lot of cheap land in the SLV and the reason it's cheap is because you can't do much with it. A few people buy the land and dig a well and erect a cabin or a house. This is fine if you're willing to live in a very isolated place with harsh, brutal winters and you don't mind a lack of trees.

If you're buying the land as investment property, think again. I don't think the prices of the land in the SLV have gone up in 30 years.
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