Costilla County was one of the original 17 counties to be created in Colorado. The area was the first county in Colorado to be settled in by European-Americans. Costilla County is currently the ninth least populated county in Colorado. The current population is around 3,568 with 445 of those being veterans. The median household income for Costilla County is $29,145, and the current median housing cost is $93,800.
Costilla County is known for its amazing views from Blanca Peak. This peak, located in the Town of Blanca, stands at an elevation of 14,345 feet. The county is also home to R&R Supermarket, the oldest continuously operating business in Colorado. The towns in Costilla County offer a variety of gift shops that sell leatherwork, handmade jewelry, and Indian crafts.
Thanks to the abundance of reservoirs, Costilla is the perfect area for fishing and boating. Eastdale, Sanchez, Smith, and Mountain Home are all reservoirs that can be found in Costilla County. The county is also home to diverse wildlife, including deer, elk, antelope, and bighorn sheep. Thanks to the quiet, natural surroundings, Costilla County brings in many visitors from all over the county.
Veteran’s Park is located near Fort Garland in Costilla County. It contains several memorial statues and a T-33A aircraft display. The Veterans Service Office is located in the town of San Luis, Colo. Property tax exemption is available to disabled veterans in Costilla County. For those that qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in the actual value of their primary residence will be exempt.
Property Search in Costilla County
Properties can be searched in the following communities:
Blanca, Chama, Fort Garland, San Luis
We are currently updating the property search. For a list of VA loan approved properties in Costilla County, contact VA Home Loan Centers.
VA Approved Condos
Post 6101 San Luis Post
PO Box 159
San Luis, CO 81152
Phone: (719) 672-0217
Meeting Location & Time
San Luis, CO 81152
6:30 PM 1st Monday
Quartermaster: Antonio Read
Commander: Jose Ortiz
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Costilla County
- Single Family: $575
- Condominium: $575
- Duplex Family: $600
- Triplex Family: $625
- Fourplex Family: $650
- Repair Certification: $100
An additional fee of $50 is included in the above appraisals for the completion of the 1004MC form. This form is required for all VA appraisals, to include liquidation appraisals. Call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496 for more information.
- Colorado VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/colorado-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/