Aspen

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120 N Mill St, Aspen, Colorado 81611 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$300000 - $10000000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Aspen was founded as a mining town in the mid 19th century. Its original name was Ute City, but in 1880, it was renamed due to the large quantity of aspen trees in the region. The earliest settlers in Aspen were stubborn miners who disregarded the pleas of then Colorado governor Frederic Pitkin to go back across the Continental Divide due to the Ute Indians’ rebellion in 1879.

Area and Climate

The town of Aspen is Pitkin County’s county seat. It is located in an isolated region of the Elk Mountains and the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River on the Western Slope 11 miles due west of the Continental Divide, at just below 8,000 ft. elevation above sea level.

June is when summer starts in Aspen, and it promptly ends during the weekend of Labor Day when fall starts. Summer thunderstorms or showers usually happen in the afternoons; however, they are brief. During the day, the temperature will go up to 80° F, but it is cooler in the evening, so visitors should wear a sweater when exploring the town at night.

It is very dry during fall in Aspen, and the temperature during daytime in September can go up to 70° F; however, the temperature drop     s to freezing quickly at night. Peak foliage differs by year, but the golden aspens can usually be witnessed from third and fourth week of September.

November is when winter typically starts in Aspen and continues through April, with the year’s lowest temperature during January. The median yearly temperature can range between 0 and 50° F and snowfall is 300 inches per year. Days when there is crystal blue sky is usually colder compared to cloudy snow days, as the clouds block in the flow of air.

Mud season or off season is typically middle of April to early June and middle of October to late November. During these months, the weather is extremely erratic; it might snow two feet during the night and then go up to 60° F the following day. Visitors should be ready for all kinds of weather in Aspen.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Aspen is the most costly location in the United States to purchase real estate. The town is a combination of high-end luxury properties and single-family residences blended with condominiums. The cheapest single-family home being sold on the market as of March 2013 was a trailer priced at $559,000. According to Trulia, the average listing price for Aspen condos or homes for sale is $4,229,558. It is not unusual to find listing prices that reach up to $800k.

In Aspen, the cost of living index as of March 2016 is 101.3, which is high, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Aspen is a town up in the mountains, with the great outdoors being its biggest tourist attraction. Skiing and snowboarding over 4 individual downhill spots are favorite activities during the winter season. Collectively, they provide over 5,000 acres of lovely snow-covered descents. Past the ski lifts, the town is rife with cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, both ungroomed and groomed. For individuals who do not want to propel themselves, snowmobiling and dog sledding are also available. When the snow melts, it only increases the love for the outdoors. Summer travelers visit Aspen to go backpacking, camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, road biking, kayaking, rafting, skinny dipping, hot springing, lake fishing, fly fishing, paragliding, peak bagging, and birding. If a particular activity or hobby can be done in the great outdoors, it is most likely available in the town of Aspen.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

Lifestyle

  • Village Town Atmoshpere
  • Great Dining
  • Shopping
  • Sking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Bike Rentals
  • Walking
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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