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Costilla County had adopted a new land use code which will make them more in compliance with other counties in Colorado.  Although this land is cheap, the usage of it is controlled by the county which means you must have proper permits to build, to change the land, to install a septic system, etc.  You can camp on the land and use it as a stepping off point for all the great recreational activities in this area, or you can build, but please consult the county for the rules and regulations regarding use of the land and permits required.
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 We also need to mention that although Colorado has legalized small amounts of marijuana for personal use, the state has  determined that for personal use, you can not have more than 6 plants and they must be grown inside the house in a room that can be locked if there are children.  You cannot grow marijuana plants outside in this high elevation Valley - the atmosphere, the cool nights, the lack of precipitation, and many other factors would not be conducive.  

 
     

   

From the parcel - looking South East
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McLaughlin Rd -- looking South
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Mike walking on the actual parcel
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Another view of the vegetation and trees
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Sangre de Cristo Ranches, Unit C-2, Block 189, Lot 3454--5.07 acres. Cash  or Fastpay price is $5,900 requiring $2,000 down and $200 a month for 15 months.  Financed price is $6,600 with $1,600 down and $167 per month for 30 months. 

Located in a primo area for views with privacy, this parcel slopes gently up from the road and with a commanding view of the surrounding area.  There are some mature trees and some high bushes on the property as well as native vegetation.  A driveway and a camping pad can be put in for $500 to $1,000 and would make this an ideal camping spot or lead to a building site later.  We previously listed this on our price sheet at $1,000 more, but are motivated to sell this in 2015.  On the map below with GPS coordinates, they could be up to 10' off since we estimate them using Google Earth and the county GIS maps. 

Parcel in Red showing on Aerial map
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County Map with GPS readings on corners
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CO 17- view driving towards the parcel
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Springtime Prairie photo taken in the area
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This is showing one of the many homes nearby
Directions from Alamosa north to SDCE LEFT TURN
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Google Map - approx 17 miles - click to enlarge
Position of SDCE Lot 4, Block 9, Unit 18
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Properties corners with yellow pins
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Another view of homes in the area in 2005
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Sangre De Cristo Estates - Alamosa County; Lot 4, Block 9, Unit 18  -- 5 Acres -- $4,100 Cash or $4,500 with financing requiring $1,500 down and payments of $132 for 24 months

From the SDCE area, there are great mountain views toward the Mt. Blanca Massive, the northern Sangre De Cristo Range, including the four 14,000’+ peaks around Crestone.  There is great trout fishing in San Luis Lakes, about 20 minutes away.  It is a forty minute drive to the Rio Grande National Forest and the San Isabel National Forest. It is less than 30 minutes to the Entrance Gate of the Sand Dunes National Park. There are three hot springs pools, open to the public, within a 30-minute drive. 

The Sangre De Cristo Estates are a residential ranch development located a 15 minute drive north of Alamosa, Colorado.  This area is west of Colorado Highway 17, and north of Stanley Road which is a paved road, but the development roads are usually unpaved, although maintained well by Alamosa County.  In July 2005, Wolfgang counted over 40 houses in the development, most of them built in the last 5 years. This subdivision uses individual wells and septic systems. Permits for both are available and well depth are typically 110’.  This is an excellent parcel for solar. Alamosa County utilizes the standard building codes and encourages regular types of housing with less inclination to approve alternative types of homes. 

We know where this parcel is located but don't have any recent photos of the actual parcel.  It will be sandy soil and native vegetation with no trees.   The local realtors have parcels listed in this area in the $4,500 price-range, so this is a bargain.

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