Lake County was one of the original 17 counties created on Nov. 1, 1861 by the Colorado Legislature. The county is named for the large Twin Lakes that are located near the base of Mount Elbert. Miners came to Lake County in 1863 for the Colorado Gold Rush. The current population in Lake County is 7,357 residents, with 516 veterans.
The highest point in Colorado, Mount Elbert, is located in Lake County. The summit of Mount Elbert is 14,440 feet in elevation. The mountain was named after a former governor of the territory of Colorado named Samuel Hill Elbert. The mountain is home to many diverse species of plants and animals. Mount Elbert features several trails that ascend the mountain, including the North Elbert Trail, the South Elbert Trail, and the difficult Black Cloud Trail.
Historical sites in Lake County include the Healy House Museum and the Leadville National Historic District. The Healy House Museum is a Victorian-era museum that was at one time a boarding house.
Thanks to the large mountain ranges and majestic lakes, Lake County has become a hotspot for outdoors lovers. The county features many opportunities for rock climbing, photography, and nature watching. The towns and cities of Lake County have an abundance of great dining and shopping.
The median household income in Lake County is $44,610. The median housing cost is $164,400.
Lake County Property Search
Climax, Leadville, Leadville North, Oro City, Twin Lakes
Contact VA Home Loan Centers for an updated list of VA approved properties for sale in Lake County or surrounding areas.
VA Approved Condos
There are not currently any VA approved condos in Lake County. If you would like assistance with getting your condo approved, click here.
Post 859 Two Mile High Post
749 Hwy 91
Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-3644
Meeting Location & Time
123 W5th St.
Leadville, CO 804613817
6:30 P.M. 2nd Wednesday
Quartermaster: Andrew Ault
Commander: Doug Cecil
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Lake 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. For a VA loan application, contact VA Home Loan Centers.
Links for this page:
- 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/