Chaffee County was created by the Colorado legislature between Feb. 8 and Feb. 10, 1879. The county was originally named Carbonate County, but was renamed to Chaffee on Feb. 10, 1879. Located on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, Chaffee County is bordered by the Sawatch Ranch. The county was named for the entrepreneur and former Colorado State Senator, Jerome B. Chaffee.
Chaffee County is known as both the “Heart of the Rockies” and the “Fourteener Region.” The elevation ranges from 7,000 feet to 14,000 feet at its highest point. This county has more mountain peaks over 14,000 feet than any of the other counties in Colorado.
Chaffee County offers great options for adventure seekers. These options include skiing, mountain climbing, and river rafting. The county has an abundance of hot springs perfect for relaxation. It is also the location of several scenic hiking trails and bicycle routes.
There is a population of 18,363 citizens in Chaffee County. The veteran population is 2,264. The median household income is $45,504, and the median housing cost is $262,300. VA benefits offered in Chaffee County include compensation, pension, education, medical treatment, and many more.
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VA Property Search for Chaffee County
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VA Approved Condos in Chaffee County
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Chaffee County
- Single Family: $575
- Condominium: $575
- Duplex Family: $600
- Triplex Family: $625
- Fourplex Family: $650
- Repair Certification: $100
The fees above include an additional fee of $50 for the completion of a 1004MC form. This form is required for all VA appraisals, to include liquidation appraisals. Call 888-573-4496 for more information.
Post 1166 Louis J. Miller Post
27318 County Road 314
Buena Vista, CO 812119739
Phone: (719) 395-2929
Meeting Location & Time
27318 County Road 314
Buena Vista, CO 81211-9739
11:00 AM 2nd Saturday
Quartermaster: Michael Perry
Commander: Paul Gilson
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