If you’re like most people, you’re going to live in your new home for a decade or more. The city of Aspen covers about 3.5 square miles, and there are several spectacular neighborhoods and communities that are worth considering in this pretty town.
Picking the perfect neighborhood is essential if you want to make the most out of your move, but where do you even begin?
How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood in Aspen
If you’re looking for homes for sale in Aspen, narrowing your neighborhood choices might be easier than you think. There are 11 distinct areas inside and just outside the city’s limits, and each has its own character:
- Brush Creek Village
- Cemetery Lane and Red Butte
- Downtown Aspen
- East Aspen
- Historic West End
- Old Snowmass
- Red Mountain
- Smuggler Mountain area
- Starwood and McLain Flats
- West Aspen
- Woody Creek
Make Your Must-Have List
Whether you want a walkable neighborhood with mature trees that backs up to a mountain or you’re more interested in being close to all the downtown amenities, the best way to start your quest for the perfect neighborhood is to make a list of “must-haves.”
You may want to explore the public and private schools in the areas that interest you, as well as determine how far each neighborhood is from work or the places you frequent most. You can talk to your Realtor® about which communities meet your needs to further pare down your list.
Once you’ve narrowed your choices based on proximity and personal preference, you’ll have to delve deeper to find out which community is right for you.
Be Your Own Detective
Drive through the neighborhoods that interest you. Make sure you visit in the morning, the afternoon and the evening; a community that’s quiet during the day can turn into a buzzing hub of activity in the evening.
The most important part of these visits is to trust your instincts. Your first impression of a neighborhood is usually accurate, and if something just feels “off” when you drive through, chances are good that it would still feel that way if you purchased a home in the area.
Let Us Help You Explore Aspen Neighborhoods
When you’re ready to find out which part of Aspen suits you best, call us at 970-429-8275 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to use our extensive experience in the area, as well as our in-depth knowledge of each of these communities, to help you find the perfect home.