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Homes for Sale - Como, Colorado
Homes for sale around Como include a range of mountain cabins, ranches, and a few homes in tiny Como itself. Hillside homes around Como are mostly located southeast in the hills and valleys surrounding Observatory Rock.
Most of these homes lie on lots ranging from 1 to 3 acres, with ample storage spaces and breathtaking views. Expect a number of A-frames, gambrel roofs, and custom log-built lodges in this mix.
Common features include log and stone construction, high wrap-around decks, walk-out basements, floor-to-ceiling stone or iron fireplaces, interesting loft spaces, and large view-facing windows.
Newer constructions in the area follow the rustic aesthetic a little less, with fewer wood-based interior details, flat wood-siding rather than logs, and painted interiors. In all cases, expect well-kept and equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and cozy bedrooms.
For the acres, square footage, and awe-inspiring location, properties in and around Como offer excellent value for money.
Other properties available around Como offer empty lots, or tiny cabins - perfect for minimalist getaways or for building your dream mountain getaway home.
Probably the best feature of the homes for sale around Como are the tall, vaulted great rooms, where you can relax around a large warm fireplace enjoying the view of the snow, trees, and mountain vistas beyond.
Following the developing mining boom of the late 19th century, the town of Como was established 1879 around a railway depot and later a junction point connecting to areas north and south.
By 1910, Como was the largest town in the county, but when the mining boom faded, and the trains stopped in 1937, the area population began to decline. Now the town of Como itself is home to some historic buildings, a small but lively commercial sector, and the many residents of mountain homes who occupy the surrounding hills.
Como was named after a town in Italy, due to the many Italians working in the local mining industry who settled there.
Como Area Attractions
Como has managed to preserve some of its historic structures, leftovers from the glory days of Colorado's mining boom The Boreas Pass Section House offered a place to stay for miners and their families, and the Como Roundhouse, built for housing and orienting trains along different tracks, still stands at Como's eastern edge.
Other nearby attractions include:
Boreas pass - A high mountain pass northwest of Como offers astounding views for an adventurous route to Breckenridge. Also an excellent access point for area hiking, camping, and other recreational activities around Little Baldy, Boreas, and Silverheels Mountains.
The Mountain Man Gallery - A local gallery offering local crafts and wares. A great place to pick up some souvenirs to remember your trip.
Como Walking Tour - Pick up a brochure at the gallery to begin your sightseeing journey around Como.
Area Information for Como, CO
Como is a small community in Park County, Colorado, midway between Jefferson and Fairplay along U.S. Highway 285. Como also lies at the northern end of the scenic South Park valley - a high mountain basin with vast open areas, wooded hills, and trout filled streams.
Towns near to Como are:
Breckenridge - 40 minutes via Hoosier Pass, or longer via the scenic Boreas Pass, this resort town is a major destination for skiing and other winter activities.
Fairplay - The largest town in South Park and the county seat of Park County, Fairplay less than 15 minutes south along the highway.
Jefferson - Another small town similar to Como, Jefferson is 7 miles north and the last stop before entering the valleys and passes on the way to Denver.
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