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Like Pegasus, your horse may be born to fly. Watkins real estate for horses boasts facilities to help you train and rein him to do his best. Watkins is the first town on I-70 in Adams County, just east of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area in Colorado. Named for rancher L.R. Watkins, this rapidly growing community follows along Box Elder Creek. Paddle through and you’ll see pastures, corrals, barns and arenas.
Adams County real estate for sale includes large Watkins horse ranches for sale, smaller ranchettes perfect for 4-H or miniature horses, as well as lovely Watkins horse farms for sale. Even if you choose a beautiful home for sale in one of the Watkins subdivisions like Prairie View, Quail Run or Watkins Farm, horses are most welcome close by. And if you are a modern cowboy or a city cowgirl and have added golf to your repertoire, there are peaceful country homes for sale in Watkins near the convenient Saddle Rocky Golf Community that are perfect for horses and perfect for your family.
Proud of its rich, multicultural heritage, Adams County celebrated its centennial in 2002. County history stretches back to the era of the Kiowa Indians. And thanks to Major Stephen Long and his expedition camping along the east side of the South Platte River, Adams County claims the site of the first Fourth of July celebration in Colorado on July 4, 1820. In 1894, a group of Spaniards first traveled through the county in search of gold and many stayed and settled down. But, food had to be shipped in from New Mexico or points further east and the area was used to seeing traders operating out of Santa Fe and Taos rendezvousing along the South Platte.
The settlers soon discovered that there was more money in raising crops and livestock than in gold mining. They established the agricultural economy that much of the county still depends on today. A local church is even dedicated to St. Isidore the Farmer, a Spanish saint from the 1600s. As the story goes, Isidore attended daily mass, making him habitually late for his farm job. However, he could plow three times more than the other workers!
In the tradition of the open frontier, the Parks and Community Resources Department provides planning, management, and maintenance of a regional park and fairgrounds, public park buildings, open space, lake areas, trails and developed parks to help everyone get out and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
The Adams County Economic Development council is driving economic vitality and sustainable business development in the region. With 400,000 people and 1,192 square miles (9 municipalities and 8,346 businesses), the county prairie calls.
There’s a bit of a buzz about a convenient cargo airport that’s putting this town on the map for more people. The convergence of aviation, rail and highway access at Front Range Airport has some folks looking to the day when this town models an aviation powerhouse for the world. Several mechanic and flight schools in the vicinity support that vision.
In addition to the public schools available nearby, a few unique educational opportunities are right in town also: Rite of Passage, Traditional School of Basics, Ridgeview Academy Charter School for high school boys; and the Parks Department offers lots of educational programs such as horticulture, agriculture, 4-H, commercial greenhouse and small-acreage management and more.
Whether you focus on learning to train horses or the NRHA, NRCHA and AQHA competitions, or you’d like to fly yourself, this area is sure to be a pleasant surprise and a congenial welcome.
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