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Feb 6, 2013 4:31 PM by Lacey Steele

Growth and real estate look good in Pueblo West

It's a city that's been booming for years, with a high climb in population since 2000.

We found out more about Pueblo West when it comes to people and real estate.

"We get people in and out of here quite a lot," said Laurie Cozzetto, Community Development Manager for Pueblo West Metro.

Nearly 30,000 people now live in Pueblo West.

That's up from around 17,000 in 2000.

"We're doing a lot to beautify and enhance our community," said Cozzetto. "I used to know everybody that lives here, but no longer. There's too many people."

They're proud of that and their metro.

So proud in fact, they're putting in two gateway signs complete with their motto "Where Eagles Soar."

"One on the west end of Highway 50 and one on the east end of Highway 50, and they'll be placed so they are visible from Highway 50 for travelers coming through our community," said Cozzetto.

Just a way to welcome people to the community.

"It's a source of pride for the people that live in Pueblo West," said Cozzetto.

Real estate is also looking good.

"Pueblo West has been very active in the last year and would seem like it would continue," said Gary Miller, Broker and Owner at Remax of Pueblo. "Housing is affordable out there, ammenities are nice. It's just a great place to live."

That could be because there are a lot of newer homes.

"Because Pueblo West is a newer community, I think that's helped them be more attractive to people," said Miller.

"We're pretty proud of the way that we're going with our community and the way we're developing," said Cozzetto.

Real estate sales in all of Pueblo County went up over six percent from 2011 to 2012.

Numbers are looking good in Colorado Springs as well.

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