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.
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.
Down in the Valley, agriculture and ranching dominate. Farmers grow potatoes, 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 look at homes for sale in the area. 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.
"Saguache" is an Ute Indian term that translates to "Water of the Blue Earth." Otto Mears first settled the Valley shortly after the Civil War. He constructed a toll road up above Poncha Pass, and he began to accumulate his fortune. He is credited with the construction of the "Million Dollar Highway" that links towns across the area's mountains and foothills.
Recreation and Attractions
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. At first is sounds like a contradiction in terms, but read on. Hot springs that remain a steady 98-100 degrees F throughout the year make for a relaxing and therapeutic experience. A special therapy pool is heated all the way to 107 degrees F. Try a very fresh cucumber and tomato sandwich, or sink your teeth into a juicy burger.
Hike up to high elevation lakes in the Sangre de Cristos for memorable trout fishing. Snake River Cutthroats, 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.