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Mead CO real estate information, population and market. If you’re thinking about purchasing Mead CO real estate, here is some useful information for you. At any given time, there are an average of about 100 homes for sale (90 single family residences, and 10 condos/townhomes). You can expect to find more for sale in the summer months and fewer in the winter. Single family home prices have been averaging about $450K, and the average price for condominiums is approximately $113K. The median, or more typical, prices are around $300K and prices can be as low as $110K and as high as $1,750,000. The population in the city of Mead is over 2600, up 30% from the 2000 census count. There are 850 housing units. The current inventory of homes for sale – say 100, more or less – compared to the total number of housing units indicates a healthy, active housing market. Prices are reasonable. In some parts of the country people are worried about the real estate market. Not here.

Mead, Colorado: fire and water. The town of Mead owes its existence to a fire that began in a barn over a thousand miles away. After the fire which began in the O’Leary family’s barn in Chicago – although their cow seems to have been exonerated – Chicago resident L.C. Mead, whose fortunes the fire nearly destroyed, pulled up stakes and headed for Colorado in 1871. Finding the Longmont area to his liking, he homesteaded a parcel seven miles to the northeast. A surveyor by trade, Mead assisted the Highland Ditch Company in laying out their ditches, and on sixty acres of his homestead constructed a reservoir which he called Highland Lake. This reservoir continues to irrigate over 500 acres of the surrounding farmland today.

A community grows. In 1906, The Great Western Sugar Company extended a railroad spur to within two miles of Highland Lake and the small resort community which had developed there. A railroad terminal was built on land belonging to one of L.C. Mead’s nephews and was soon joined by more buildings, both on the Mead property and the neighboring land belonging to Louis Roman. The town quickly had a school which functioned as a high school for both Mead and Highland Lake, while the grammar school students attended the Highland Lake School. The two school districts consolidated in 1918.

Peas, pickles, hay and hard times. Mead thrived, and at one time was home to a pea shelling factory, a pickle factory, and a hay mill. But as roads and transportation improved, and the Depression settled on Colorado, Mead saw many of its residents leave the area in search of a better economic future. Its population dropped to about two hundred, and as of the 2000 Census, numbered about two thousand.

Mead Attractions.

  • St. Vrain State Park in Longmont has an 80-acre lake which is home to bass, catfish, and rainbow trout. The park’s 50 acres of land offer spectacular views of Long’s Peak and the Rocky Mountains. It’s a perfect place to get a glimpse of the local wildlife or just enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Mead is about eight miles north, on US 287,of the Dougherty Museum, which displays over 150 classic automobiles and antique farm implements and musical instruments.
  • Mead is an arrow-straight, 45 minute drive south on I-25 to downtown Denver, and only one hour east of Estes and Rocky Mountain National Parks.

Mead today: growing. Southwest Weld County, along the I-25 corridor, has seen explosive growth in the past decade. The future of a 15,000 acre parcel along I-25 which extends from Firestone on the south to Mead on north has been under much recent discussion. Mead’s current policy is to allow its residents to vote on such matters as annexation. As a result, Mead recently annexed the Sekich Business Park located at the intersection of 1-25 and Highway 66. The Weld County Planning Commission has already approved plans for the 1,313 acre St. Vrain Lakes mixed-use subdivision, one mile north of Firestone, which will include five thousand new homes and 63 acres of commercial space. Mead’s location seems to have ensured that Weld County’s growth will be heading its way!

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