The towns of Park County, Colorado have the distinctive feel of a place people go to get away from it all. While the economy is progressive and the area is no secret to developers, there still is a ghost town air to much of the area. Remnants of the county’s gold mining roots can be found throughout, as well as museums dedicated to the subject. Homes are usually single-family detached houses featuring rustic architecture on large lots in rural settings. However, newer homes are available featuring today’s best residential conveniences and modern floor plans. Locals live in large cozy log cabins nestled into mountain sides and along streams or near lakes. Perhaps the most evolved of Park County’s towns, Fairplay, is often used as a respite from the higher costs in nearby Breckenridge and is adjacent to the upcoming 78 acre development, Stone River Ranch, with its new 300 homes, 3 acre lake and community facilities. The neighborhoods of Grant, Guffey and Hartsell maintain their pioneer appeal while Alma, with its ghost stories and legends, serves as a token ghost town, nevertheless, occupied by gorgeous custom log homes, vacation homes, and jeep trails galore. Likewise, the town of Jefferson, Como, Lake George, Shawnee, and Tarryall are equally popular with outdoor enthusiasts, young families, and retirees. Nestled in the heart of Colorado, these towns won’t always be as affordable as they are now. Stake your claim on a piece of the old west, and invest in your future all at once by purchasing a property in Park County today.
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