Colorado land for sale
Dad bought a piece of land 35 years or so ago and I inherited it when he passed away. One of the sad things about it is he never actually got out there to see it. He and Mom went to a convention in Denver one year and he had planned to drive down there and look at it but it was incredibly hot that day and Mom pitched a hissy-fit because the car wasn't air conditioned and she was miserable, so they never got there to see it, opting instead to stay on the interstate and get to someplace where they could get an air-conditioned hotel room for the night.
It's in the Forbes Park gated community near Fort Garland, Colorado. It's just north of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, 35 miles north of the Colorado/New Mexico border and about 75 miles north (as the crow flies) of Taos, New Mexico.
I think Dad bought it because he expected it was going to be worth big bucks some day... after all, it was being promoted by Malcom Forbes of Forbes magazine.
Anyway, I've never gotten out there to see it either but in my case, it's because it's in the mountains and it snows a lot there, so it's the sort of place I'm definitely not interested in moving. I've been in Wisconsin my whole life and have vowed that if I ever move out of Wisconsin, it'll be to somewhere it never, ever snows (I'm thinking either Casa Grande, Arizona or San Marcos, Texas).
So anyway, I'm trying to get my shit together (by not going to Colorado) and I'm looking to sell it. It's a buildable lot about 1-1/3 wooded acres. Property taxes are cheap at a little bit more than $300 per year and the land owners association annual fee is about $200. From what I've read over the last several years in the landowners association newsletter, it's a lovely area and people are building some very nice homes there (mostly retirement or vacation homes since it's such a remote area there's probably very few prospects of work out in that neck of the woods).
From a Wikipedia article about several different Forbes Parks around the world:
I've listed it with a realtor (I could be in big trouble because I didn't capitalize the word realtor and I didn't attach the registered trademark symbol). Here's the link to the listing...
You can also visit the official Forbes Park Land Owners Association website at http://www.forbespark.org.
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