The area considered "close-in mountains" are referred to here is up Mapleton to Sunshine Canyon, up Lee Hill to Boulder Heights, Canyon leading up to Nederland, and Jamestown to name a few.
Each area offers intricacies that make it unique and one-of-a-kind. Sometimes the land is an old mining claim, occasionally showing remnants of times past. Many of these communities have spectacular views, are a bit out of town, and offer a lifestyle away from the hustle, yet convenient to access daily modern needs.
When looking into mountain properties there is much to consider. The water is usually from a well, there is a septic system, and winter maintenance and county-provided services may vary. Most areas now have solid internet service. An important factor to consider when mountain living is wildfire risk and mitigation, insurance, water, winds, and wildlife. As a mountain home owner, I understand the pros and cons of this lifestyle, and should this be a consideration, let us discuss in depth if this is a good fit for your lifestyle.