Aspen

The heart of Aspen, the downtown area is a mix of up-scale homes, luxurious penthouses, and condominiums.

Welcome to Aspen

 

The heart of Aspen, the downtown area is a mix of up-scale homes, luxurious penthouses, and condominiums. The neighborhood offers premiere dining, entertainment, nightlife, shops, world-class skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, and other activities all within walking distance. The area is surrounded by the spectacular Red Mountain, Independence Pass, and Aspen Mountain and the gondola for Ajax Mountain is a short walk from all properties in this neighborhood.

The downtown and mall area boasts a spectacular array of world-class shops, boutiques, bars, bistros, spas, and fine art galleries. In addition to the year-round amenities, there are numerous festivals, farmers markets, and special events such as the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Aspen Music Festival, and Ideas Festival that attract a global audience. Living in downtown Aspen offers an experience in luxury, convenience, and proximity unlike any other.

 

Aspen History

 
 

In the 1880s, settlers to the Roaring Fork Valley came in droves after discovering one of the richest silver lodes the world has ever known. American capitalists Jerome Wheeler and David Hyman invested heavily in the area, and Aspen quickly became an urban, industrialized community with impressive architecture. In 1893, Aspen’s fortunes fell with the return to the gold standard. Yet, Aspen survived as a rural county seat and ranching center.

In 1947, Aspen Mountain opened with the world’s longest ski lift. In 1949, Walter Paepcke led the Goethe Bicentennial Convocation to Aspen where international leaders, artists, and musicians convened. Aspen’s role as a cultural center was assured by the music, art, dance, theater, and international studies programs.

Anchored by its deep roots and rich history, Aspen offers a distinct mix of recreation and culture, landscape, and activity. Surrounded by four world-class ski mountains and miles of groomed back-country trails, Aspen is one of Colorado’s favorite year-round resort areas. Luxurious spas, chic art galleries, world-class dining, and award-winning entertainment all within a 3.66 square mile radius, Aspen is touted as the playground for the rich and famous, but it genuinely offers something for everyone.

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Location

Aspen is located 40 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82.

Climate

At an altitude of 7,815 feet, Aspen enjoys an alpine climate with warm summers, cool winters, and warm winter sun.

Population

The population of Aspen is 5,914 as of the 2000 census. The population of the immediate area, including El Jebel, Old Snowmass, and the Frying Pan Valley is approximately 14,872. The average daily population in Aspen is 20,871. This number can reach 27,000 during July and August.

Schools

Aspen is in the Aspen School District. There are several daycare centers and pre-schools in the area. Private schools in Aspen include The Aspen Country Day School and Aspen Community School.

Health Care

Medical facilities nearby include Aspen Valley Hospital and Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.

Why Buy or Rent a Home in Aspen?

Its deep roots and rich history, Aspen sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley. Surrounded by four world-class ski mountains and miles of groomed back-country trails, Aspen is one of Colorado’s favorite year-round resort areas. This oasis is a perfect enclave to those who want to work, play and nourish the mind, body, and spirit. Luxurious spas, chic art galleries, world-class dining, and entertainment all within a 3.66 square mile radius. Touted as the playground for the rich and famous, Aspen offers something for everyone.

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