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Salida Colorado Lifestyle! Live Work and Play!

October 16th, 2010 9:53 AM by Barbara Pearson

This is where I live and work and play.  Salida Colorado.Hiking is one of my favorite activities

Where I am from is all about lifestyle.  The Rocky Mountains offer so much in the way of outdoor activities both Winter Spring, Summer and Fall.

The reason you want to live here is the "Colorado Mountain Town Lifestyle" and wonderful climate which is why it is frequently called "The Banana Belt" of Colorado.

For more than 100 years, the Heart of the Rockies has drawn people...people looking for riches in the hills, wealth in the trades, solitude in the majestic mountains and excitement in the cascading Arkansas River and the beautiful 14 thousand foot peaks and Monarch Ski area. Today, more than ever, they can experience all that Salida Colorado real estate and all the area community has to offer. Salida also has the largest Historic District in the State Of Colorado offering a historic downtown and homes which were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. 

We have the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in the United States, the San Isabel National Forest, the Arkansas River which is one of the top ranked whitewater rafting locations in the United States, Colorado's largest historic downtown district and ample affordable lodging and fine cuisine. All this plus an average of 330 days of sunshine a year mean that the Heart of the Rockies is the all season spot for any family for first or second homes!

Salida and Buena Vista provide access to more than a million acres of San Isabel National Forest encompassing the Sawatch and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges for unlimited fun from white water rafting, camping, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding to skiing, snowmobiling, four wheeling and jeeping. The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, containing 150 miles of the Arkansas River from Leadville to Pueblo, ensures quality recreational resources for boaters, anglers, photographers and sightseers.

Contact me today to learn more about the area, lifestyle and Colorado real estate opportunities in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains.

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Best Regards,

Barbara Pearson-Sawyer, GRI

Broker Associate


Top Producing Sales Broker of the Year 2008

Nominated for Realtor of the Year 2009 Chaffee County Board Of Realtors 2009

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Posted by Barbara Pearson on October 16th, 2010 9:53 AM

We are very happy living the Salida life-style. This is our first year in the Rockies since you found our mountain home for us. We appreciate how professionally you handled all the little glitches that came with buying an old home. Even though we were 2000 miles away during most of this transaction we felt you were on top of the sale and kept us appraised every step of the way. In addition to all the natural beauty and opportunities Salida has to offer, her greatest feature is the friendly helpful people who live here. You and Wayne are at the top of our list. Thanks you, Dan & Judy
Posted by Judy on November 1st, 2010 8:14 PM