Placer Valley is a steep, rugged valley, with access to some of Colorado's premier tourist destinations, like Breckenridge and Fairplay. The Placer Valley community is surrounding by the soaring peaks of the great Continental Divide, and includes spacious custom homes overlooking a scenic river valley. Homes in Placer Valley are well-built, with modern finishes and fittings, and provide residents with unbeatable access to the renowned attractions of Colorado's wilderness.
Climbing the eastern sides of Mount Bross and Lincoln, homes and properties in Placer Valley cover an exciting range of sizes and styles, all appropriately suited to the rugged and awe-inspiring surroundings.
While the acre-sizes of some properties extend well into the double digits, most fall between 0.5 and 1.5 acres. Given the steep, wooded terrain, you won't need much more space than that to take in the sweeping views, or to enjoy the surrounding wilderness.
Some homes in the area go back all the way to the middle of the 20th century, but updates, refurbishments, and modern builds provide the latest in comfort and utility for would-be buyers.
Homes in Placer Valley are well built within sturdy wood frames and stone or concrete foundations. Spacious floor plans provide flex and utility spaces, including lofts for extra beds or office use. Raw wood or log beams grace some interiors, while others are finished to look exactly like a typical luxury suburban home.
Updated kitchens feature stone counters, modern appliances, and efficient spaces. And the ubiquitous wood stoves and fireplaces are always handy as a backup.
One of the biggest real estate highlights of Placer Valley are the undeveloped lots, providing fantastic opportunities for buyers to construct their own Colorado mountain retreat.
More About Placer Valley, Near Alma CO
Placer Valley is located on the east side of Highway 9, between Alma to the south and Hoosier Pass to the north.
Hoosier Pass marks the transition between the eastern and western sides of the great Continental Divide. As such, the water running through Placer Valley's Middle Fork South Platte River will eventually flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers on the northern side of the pass flow west towards the Pacific.
From Hoosier Pass, it's only a 20 minute drive north to Breckenridge, a world-class skiing destination and resort town. Travelling south along Highway 9, residents will first drive through the small town of Alma, before coming to Fairplay, the largest town in Park County.
Placer Valley homes themselves can be found west off River Drive, along switchback dirt roads climbing the valley walls towards the snowy peak of Mount Bross.
Placer Valley Attractions
Placer Valley is named after the type of gold deposits sought after by prospectors and mining companies in the area for over a century. Evidence of this history is visible in the deposits of gravel, rock, and sand that line the valley floor.
Quartzville Creek and Moose Creek run down through Placer Valley towards the Middle Fork of the South Platte River, itself flowing from the Montgomery Reservoir further up the valley.
Placer Valley is also known for the soaring peaks that surround the area, including Mount Bross, Lincoln, Democrat, and Silverheels. These peaks are popular among hikers thanks to the relatively immediate road access from the valley.
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