Rich in history and natural beauty, Buena Vista offers the kind of small-town life most people only dream of. If you’re a current resident, you’ve already experienced the closeness of the community.
Buena Vista’s economy and population are steady and healthy; our crime rate is rated extremely low. Our schools are ranked well above the state averages, with a strong athletics program. Considered by many to be the capital of whitewater rafting for the United States, the area is also popular for just about any outdoor activity that comes to mind. The beautiful scenery, acclaimed arts community and year-round mild climate make this a great place to live, work or visit. Our town government and staff are committed to preserving a down-to-earth quality of life amidst planned development and economic vitality.
Buena Vista is located in central Colorado roughly midway between Salida and Leadville in the Upper Arkansas River Valley at an elevation of 7,965 feet (2,428 m). The area between Buena Vista and Salida is often referred to as the Denver & Rio Grande, South Park & Pacific, and Colorado Midland railroads. Many of the existing buildings of Buena Vista date back to this era, and were built in the 1880s and 1890s.
Buena Vista has a Semi-arid climate , with cold, dry winters and warm, somewhat wetter summers. Altitude and dryness cause the diurnal temperature variation to be high year-round.
Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buena_Vista,_Colorado