This was first chronicled by the famous writer, Zane Grey
The men and women who came to this part of the country during the westward expansion of the United States were bound by an unwritten code of conduct. The values of integrity and self-reliance guided their decisions, actions, and interactions. In keeping with that spirit, we offer information to help those who wish to follow in the footsteps of these hardy individuals by living in rural Montrose County.
These are the first words, in pamphlet form, that explain the Code of the West in Montrose County.
Often we agents at The Real Estate Store in Montrose, Colorado area speak of The Code of The West. When “outsiders” come to our area we do our best to educate them to ways in which business is done and neighbors are respected. In the past Montrose County has distributed The Code of The West. And currently we have the “code” on hand for guidance when working with people who are not familiar with a “rural” lifestyle.
This guideline helps us to remind people of the benefits to rural living as well as the over view of things associated with the following: Access, utility services, the property and uses of rural lands, mother nature and agriculture. Many of these topics have eye-opening realizations about rural living. Some of these include county roads not always being plowed, utilities that may or may not be serviced to your property, fences that may not follow your property lines, nature and elements that you may be in contact with, as well as farmers and planting seasons.
We encourage anyone who would like to buy property in our area to obtain a copy of the Code of the West for review which will enlighten them about our rural area in Western Colorado. Contact any of our agents for this information.