Custer County, Colorado Land Information
Occupying what is known as Wet Mountain Valley between the Sangre de Cristo peaks to the west and Wet Mountains to the east, Custer County also abuts Great Sand Dunes National Park on the southwestern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo range. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Spanish for "Blood of Christ") are the southernmost subrange of the Rockies. The county seat of Westcliffe is a rural community of fewer than 5,000 residents that has been recognized, along with neighboring Silver Cliff, by the International Dark-Sky Association for their lack of light pollution and visibility of the night sky. Awarded in 2015, the two towns are the highest of the existing 16 certified locations around the world, with their 8,000-foot altitude getting stargazers that bit closer to the stars and Milky Way. Land for sale in Custer County, Colorado, recently totaled $42 million and over 6,000 acres. Recent Land And Farm data reveals the average price ($505,749) of land and other rural acreage for sale in Custer County was 74 percent lower than the state average for other Colorado land and property currently listed for sale on Land And Farm. Custer County is the 51st biggest county (739 square miles) in the Rocky Mountain State. Custer County is located in South Central Colorado. Based on its natural assets, Custer County's economy is dependent on tourism and recreation. Land for sale in Custer County accounts for less than one percent of land and rural real estate for sale on Land And Farm in the Centennial State based on combined acreage. With a recreation- and tourism-dependent economy, recreational acreage and property
, as well as hunting lands, are the most common land for sale in Custer County. Most farming activity in Custer County is focused on crop production. The county is considered popular among retirees. Colorado's real estate and land prices can veer wildly based on proximity to hot markets in four-season resort towns like Aspen, Crested Butte and Telluride, as well as in the metro and suburban areas surrounding Denver and Boulder (home of the University of Colorado). However, it's no surprise that Colorado ranks highly as a retirement destination, with generally excellent weather and a healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle that's ideally suited toward active retirees. Taxes in Colorado are also relatively low, with a flat 4.63% state income-tax rate and no estate or inheritance taxes. To find more land for sale in Colorado
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