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The World Population Review found that Colorado was the 2nd fastest growing state in the nation, but why is Colorado real estate so in demand right now?

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Real Estate In Colorado

Colorado has some of the most striking mountain scenery in the US, as well as a thriving economy and a high standard of living. It isn’t difficult to see why people are moving there in droves, but is it the kind of place where you would be happy? If you aren’t planning on moving, would a few Colorado properties round out your portfolio? Here, we’ll explore the land, its climate, its people, and some of the trendiest places to live in Colorado. 

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Things To See And Do In Colorado

Before we talk about buying houses, condos or even mobile homes in Colorado, let’s take a moment to look at what people there can do for fun. Every town has its own nightlife to be sure, but Colorado really shines when you look at its access to the glories of nature.  

The Denver Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit, for example. The Garden of the Gods city park in Colorado Springs lives up to its name, and the Rocky Mountain National Park is exactly how it sounds. Main Street in Breckenridge is incredibly picturesque, and the Riverwalk in Estes Park is worth a day all to itself. 

A Brief History Of Colorado

A Brief History Of Colorado

A Brief History Of Colorado

Before you buy land in the state of Colorado, it might be good to learn a little about its past. The region has been inhabited by humans for at least 13,000 years. Colorado became part of the Spanish Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, and became part of Mexico when it rebelled. When the Mexican-American War was finished, in 1848, the land belonged to the US. 

Colorado’s first colonists, though, came only in 1851 when a group of Mexican Americans settled the village of San Luis. By 1854, the region that would become Colorado was the Indian Territory, and it only became The Free Territory of Colorado in 1861, and it became a state in 1876

 

A Brief History Of Colorado

Colorado Demographics

Colorado Demographics

Colorado Demographics

By the most recent census in 2020, Colorado’s population was 5,773,714. This is nearly ¾ of a million more than in 2010, so as you can imagine, Colorado real estate for sale moves pretty quickly. As of 2019, there were 2.464,164 individual housing units in the state of Colorado, just over 66% of which were owner-occupied. More than 40,000 building permits issued in Colorado in 2020 alone. 

 Roughly 92% of Colorado residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just under 42% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $75,231 in 2020

Colorado Demographics

Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Denver is Colorado’s capital, as well as its largest city. It is consolidated with Denver County, and boasts a population of 715,522 (as of the 2020 census). If you are hoping to buy real estate in Colorado, it makes sense to start looking in Denver. The population has surged nearly 20% in the last 10 years alone.

Living in The Mile High City, you’ll be able to explore the massive 300+ acre city Park, the Denver Botanic Gardens and 14,000 acres of mountain parks. You could go see the Broncos play, or the Nuggets, the Rockies, the Avalanche or the Rapids, depending on your sport of choice. You could even go see a show at Apollo Hall.

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is a great place to start buying real estate in Colorado as well. It is the county seat of El Paso County, and more than 478,000 Coloradans call Colorado Springs home. Pike’s Peak towers more than 14,000 feet above sea level list outside of town. 

Colorado Springs has been a major tourist destination for people who want to see the Rocky Mountains since 1871. Visitors can also experience the ANA Money Museum, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and the Museum of WWII Aviation. 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado straddles Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe Counties, and had more than 386,000 residents as of the last census. The Buckley Space Force Base is the largest single employer in Aurora, followed by Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Hospital. It is a great place to buy or rent a house in Colorado.

Aurora residents can enjoy more than 100 city parks, 6000+ acres of natural areas and open land, and 6 excellent golf courses. Aurora's Morrison Nature Center is well worth a visit, as is The Aurora Fox Theater & Arts Center.

Aurora, Colorado

Is Colorado Right for You?

Is Colorado Right for You?

Is Colorado Right for You?

No single place is right for everybody, but Colorado real estate certainly offers wide-ranging appeal. Whether you want a towering condo in an already-sky-high city like Denver, a relaxed, suburban existence in a place like Aurora Heights, or a modern-day ranch on the outskirts of Colorado Springs, you can find it in Colorado. 

Perhaps you should take the time to visit Colorado. Come and see whether you can handle the altitude of Denver (the air actually is a little thin), whether the sight of the Rockies is as majestic as they say, and exactly how far your house-dollar goes in a state that is growing so incredibly quickly

Is Colorado Right for You?

A Few Great Reasons To Buy Colorado Real Estate

A Few Great Reasons To Buy Colorado Real Estate

A Few Great Reasons To Buy Colorado Real Estate

Here are a few of the best reasons to buy Colorado real estate right now

Colorado has so much access to majestic nature! Colorado has more than scenic views, though. It has a huge amount of developed and semi-developed recreational areas that you can use all year round, from ski slopes and hiking trails to horse riding, kayaking and fishing.  

All that recreation makes Coloradans healthier. Colorado is one of the healthiest of the 50 states, according to both Mind Body Green and Americashealthratings.org.  

The craft beer is excellent as well. Colorado has more than 400 established breweries, and more seem to pop up every year. This leads to some very good craft beer festivals, like the Great American Beer Festival and the Colorado brewer’s Festival.

 The Colorado economy is strong. The state has a major presence of industries like tourism, agriculture, biotech, aerospace and even software development. WalletHub recently ranked Colorado as the number 5 strongest economy out of the 50 states. It came in 3rd for ‘healthiest economy’, and 8th for ‘innovation potential’ as well. 

A Few Great Reasons To Buy Colorado Real Estate

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Notable Landmarks In Colorado

Notable Landmarks In Colorado

Colorado Climate Risk

302

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Hail risk

High risk

179

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Wind risk

High risk

117

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Tornado risk

Medium risk

109

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Air pollution risk

Medium risk

70

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Total weather risk

Low risk

47

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Earthquake risk

Low risk

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