The town of Center, Colorado straddles the county line between Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Center houses are typically about 20 miles from Alamosa. Leach Airport is conveniently located just a few miles to the northwest of the the town center. About 2,500 residents call Center home. The area attracts a wide array of outdoor enthusiasts, including rock climbers and mountain bikers. Backpackers and sightseers love the numerous 14,000-foot peaks in the San Juans to the west and the Sangre de Cristos to the east. The town has several places to shop so you don't have to travel far. The shopping includes a grocery store, convenience/gas station, banks, auto parts, thrift and several restaurants.
Many Center houses in town are modestly
priced, and some are beautifully restored. Other real estate in the area
includes cabins, ranches, and raw acreage. Your professional Realtor with local knowledge can help you sift through the many homes for sale
and other real estate options, including land. Look for your dream home
among the historic and interesting properties for sale.
In the Valley, agriculture and ranching dominate. Farmers grow potatoes, carrots, hemp, hay, barley, and lettuce. Ranchers raise cattle and sheep. Organic farming and ranching have become increasingly popular here. The area has also proven to be attractive to both artisans and spiritualists of many types. Every year, retreats are held by those devoted to Zen, Indian Spirituality, Hinduism, etc. Potters, painters, authors, and photographers frequently consider a Center home for sale.
Recreation and Attractions
The town of Hooper is located to the east of Center. For a unique experience, try a guided four-wheel tour of the Great Sand Dunes National Park. These dunes are the very highest on the continent. If you want non-motorized thrills, try a little sand sledding. Then there is the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool which includes several hot springs pools, camping, indoor golf, gift store, food and sand board rentals. Drive a little bit north on Hwy 17 to experience the UFO Watchtower and camp grounds. Or go south on the highway to the Colorado Gator Farm to get up close with those big reptiles and other animals.
Hike up to high elevation lakes in the Sangre de Cristos for memorable trout fishing. Brookies and native Rio Grande Cutthroats inhabit these high mountain headwaters. Trophies exceeding five pounds have occasionally been pulled from these waters. Hunters have a variety of big game to pursue in both the San Luis Valley and the surrounding foothills. Pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, bear, and even mountain lions are found in the area.
Call Nielsen Real Estate to Find a Home in Picturesque Center, CO
The landscape, historic locale and attractions of Center will make for a unique and interesting rural lifestyle. You're
sure to find the perfect Center house for sale. For the scoop on homes in the foothills or heart of town, call Anne Nielsen, 719-655-2255. She is an experienced pro who knows Center, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. She has the latest information and deals.Let her and her team guide you to your mountain retreat in Center, Colorado.