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Recreation opportunities, an active arts community, beautiful scenery, reasonable prices, comfortable weather and proximity to larger cities are just some of the reasons to build in Chaffee County.
“ It’s good small town living,” Hassell said. “One of the best things we have are the people. It is a retirement place, but they’re people who are looking for a real community to be involved in.”
For people who are not retired, Hassell said Chaffee County is attractive with good school systems, a community college, opportunities to pursue visual and performing arts and many other activities.
“ We have an interesting mix of culture and arts for a small community,” Tynan said.
“ There’s good accessibility to the Front Range, so it’s the perfect place.”
Recreation opportunities are plentiful in or near Chaffee County, so the county is attractive for anyone wishing for a home near such attractions.
Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area is less than 30 minutes from Salida, and several other major ski areas are accessible from Chaffee County within 90 minutes.