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Old 07-31-2006, 12:27 PM
 
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HI:
I've been told that I inherited a lot in Colorado City.
I was thinking of driving over from where I live in the midwest, to see if the area has any promise of something... Would look for a job inthe Computer industry.
...Heard I may have to travel to Pueblo to find a job.... or further away
Also curious what can I build on it... frame... stucco... trailer... possible to find a realtor to show me where the property is.
I'll surf the net, and hopefully hear from the locals on this forum.

Can someone point me in a direction, web site, realtor, statistics, cost of housing.

thanks for any direction!
Lisa Lisa

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Old 07-31-2006, 12:57 PM
 
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Default Do you mean....

....Old Colorado City? There is an area of Colorado Springs knows as Old Colorado City, and I'd think a lot there has some decent value to it.

Contact any realtor and let them know what you have, they should be able to tell you at least a ballpark number. Or use the realtor website and zip code 80904 to see what's available - be sure to check the "land" button to find if any other lots are available in that part of town.

Jobs are pretty good here, or so it seems, lots of IT work for Air Force, Army, Homeland Defense, NORAD, etc, and tons of high tech firms.

Let us know if you drive over, consider doing that in September when the Aspen trees are in color, awesome stuff.

s/Mike
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:23 PM
 
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Default Colorado City...not that one...

Hi Mike:
The Colorady City is the one that's located 20 Minutes South of Pueblo off I-25.
Oh Dear... now I'm worried... drat...

Lisa Lisa
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:13 PM
 
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Best I can tell Colorado City is a rural suburb of Pueblo. There doesn't seem to be any jobs there so you are going to have to commute to Pueblo. There are about 2000 residents and I am assuming that most residents, if not all of them commute into Pueblo. Sorry I can't provide any other information but I hope this helps.
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:29 PM
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Smile about colorado city

I've lived in colorado city for years so I'll answer any questions you have if I can. You will have to go to Pueblo or colorado springs for a job in computers. If you tell me more about the lot (lot number etc.) maybe I can tell you more about the area its in and what people build there.

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The cost of housing is fairly good right now with many affordable homes. A new grocery store is being built right now and will open at the start of next year. There is a pharmacy, flower shops, liquor, hardware store (true value) three gas stations, days inn, a 27 hole golf course, small lake, post office, doctor and dentist and a few restaurants, etc.

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Old 10-15-2006, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Trinidad, CO
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Colorado City is very pretty. My family has a lot of property there and some live there still. You will have to drive to Pueblo for work but there should be work there and it is just a 20 minute drive from CO City. You will most likely be able to build what you like...but lots of things to consider like power, water etc...A visit will be well worth your time. There is a hotel right off I25 as you enter CO. City that you can stay at. You have inherited beutiful property no matter what...hopefully it is useful to you!
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Default Anything Colorado City

Thanks to all of you for something. Well we got there and it was very pretty... gentle rolling hills. One property is in a culdesac with some homes going in. Shame there is no black top. the other was a corner lot with nothing nearby. A real estate agent answered some questions, but told me that there needs to be a new developer to come in there and re-divide up the property. So many empty lots that have been sold for back taxes and you can't build on them until the site develops... and there seems to be some restrictions. Water rights are an issue in the Valley. so...I'll pay the taxes and wait....

thanks again....
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: The 719
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This is the real deal. There isn't enough water there for growth. Just enough to sustain what it's got.

It is a very historic land. Back in the day, the Ute Indians killed every upright thing that moved around here.

If you've got to worry about getting a computer job, move to Colorado Springs, Denver, or don't.

I'd consider putting up a summer cottage here, like one of those A frames or something. It'd be an awesome place to retire or a place to live for the more fortunate. It's kind of isolated here. But with the internet and UPS, how isolated can it be?
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Default a more recent photo



Since I work out here (there's some irony for ya) I thought I ought to drop a more recent photo of the area.
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