Vail

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292 W Meadow Dr, Vail Co, Colorado 81657 -

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

Vail was discovered by Earl Eaton, a native of Eagle County, in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. He grew up in Cordillera, which is just west of the area. Earl served during WWII and developed an obsession with skiing after coming back from Europe. Earl’s obsession for skiing pushed him to survey new ski locations to develop; mountains, like Peak 1 close to Frisco and Mount Massive close to Leadville were considered by Earl, but the back bowls of Vail, which he first saw during his teens while hunting there, were on the top of his list. Earl started to talk to people regarding the possibility of developing the region in the early ‘50s. In 1957, he met Pete Seibert while employed at the Loveland Ski Area, and he told him about his idea for a new ski location, and Pete loved it. Earl and Pete spent the next summer traveling not just around Vail, but in other possible ski locations in the high country of Colorado as well. When summer ended, it became apparent to them that Vail was the finest area out there and made a decision to go ahead with constructing the ski resort of their dreams.

Area and Climate

Vail is a Home Rule Township in Eagle County, CO. In 2010, the town’s population was 5,305. The town of Vail was founded and constructed as Vail Ski Resort’s base village. It has a total of 4.5 square miles of area with one pond (Gore Creek, which runs from east to west though the town’s center), but no lakes.

Vail is bordered by the White River National Forest. From Vail Mountain, Mount of the Holy Cross can be seen. The United States Forest Service leases the Vail Ski Resort.

Due to Vail’s elevation, it has a nice warm weather during summer and cold weather during the winter season. Depending on the categorization utilized, it is either a subarctic or alpine climate. From late September to late May, minimum temperatures seldom go over freezing point. On average, the town gets 300 inches of snow every season, while the nearby mountains receiving more. During severe snowfall, roads may sometimes close. Temperatures in the summer days can reach 80° F, but are usually in the low and mid 70° F. Mixed with mountain winds, the summer season can be cool and refreshing.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of condominiums or houses in Vail is $866,971 (in 2000, it was $340,900). In 2011, the average prices of 3 or 4-unit buildings: $544,853; 5 and up unit buildings: $626,752; attached units and townhomes: $817,761; all residential units: $825,564; and detached homes: $1,045,940.

In Vail, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 103.2, which is just about average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The lifestyle in Vail blends one of the world’s finest alpine resorts with a warm, small-town ambiance. Guests enjoy abundant year-round cultural and recreational opportunities. Residents and visitors of Vail enjoy over a thousand acres of sprawling area, accounting for 30% of land owned by the town. Vail is bordered by a 350,000-acre national forest capped by over 5,000 acres of skiable area on North America’s biggest ski mountain. The town of Vail, a village filled with charm, is at the base of the ski mountain.

With the biggest free bus system in the nation, Vail is full of year-round activities, shops and restaurants in an environment that is pedestrian friendly and active with people. At present, Vail Mountain is the biggest ski area in North America.

 

 

Amenities

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

Lifestyle

  • Sking Nearby
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Great Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Art Galleries
  • Scenic Mountain Drives
  • Shopping
 
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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