Happy New Year from the Vail Valley!! 2020 came screeching into the Vail Valley with new snow for the ski areas of Vail and Beaver Creek and what seemed like record numbers of visitors to Vail Village and the Village of Beaver Creek. This year will prove to be a banner year for the Vail area and real estate sales should be brisk throughout the year. Come enjoy what the Vail Valley has to offer this winter and see for yourself how incredible this world class ski resort has become. We hope to see you here in 2020 and may you and yours have a prosperous New Year!
This is a fun little infographic piece we did years ago that we are republishing with a new infographic from The Telegraph for your enjoyment. My wife tells me, “Everyone is excited to read about this celebrity stuff,” including her. I am not the star struck type and would rather ski than search out celebs; but, please enjoy the gossip on the stars and pros that visit our Rocky Mountain Ski Towns and Resorts! If you visit Vail, Beaver Creek or Aspen, I am sure you will see someone famous. And of course, if you want to see homes built for celebrities in the Vail Valley, don’t hesitate to call me at 970-331-1110. Thanks and Enjoy! John Helmering
Lindsey Vonn has become a celebrity of her own and her house is for sale.
Eagle, CO – “A small ‘old west’ town complimented by modern amenities and family neighborhoods located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with world class resorts and international airport less than fifteen minutes away.”
The Town of Eagle has matured into one of the nicest small mountain towns in the Rockies. In recent years, the local population has grown substantially and the town’s people have come together to create a community that is beginning to thrive with economic diversity and civic cooperation.
Turn back the clock 10 years…..
It wasn’t long ago when the Eagle, Colorado was featured as a real estate boom town gone bust on PBS Newshour; in fact, in 2009, again in 2010 and again in 2011. The road to economic recovery has been a long one for the mountain town of Eagle, Colorado. However, it is safe to say that the town has transitioned to a more diversified professional business base with a strong work close to home and family component; it’s an economy that is still dependent on the up-valley resort industry but, less dependent on new real estate development and overall much more independent than before.
The Town of Eagle and its residents have been resilient and are working hard to re-energize the community spirit, diversify the business economy, improve infrastructure and plan for new residential homes and commercial buildings. In fact, if you have been considering moving to the mountains of Colorado, the Town of Eagle is a great choice and timing couldn’t be better for all of these reasons.
The people and local government have worked hard on new branding efforts to attract visitors, businesses and residents alike. The Town of Eagle recently launched a program aimed at educating folks about all of the natural benefits and outdoor activity that surrounds us living in Eagle. www.EagleOutside.com The Eagle Chamber of Commerce has stepped up it’s game with a new website and enhanced aspirations. Their Vision is to be recognized as the business arm of our world-class mountain town. To achieve this they are taking a leadership role in working for Eagle’s Economic Vitality.
New and expanded events such as the Youth Mountain Bike Championships, the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo, Eagle YogaFest and the Eagle Wild Mushroom and Wine Weekend have begun to put the spotlight on the Town of Eagle as a weekend travel destination. The Town of Eagle has built an extensive mountain bike trail systems and has quickly become a well known; some say perhaps the Colorado equivalent to Utah’s famed Moab. In addition, over the past 5 years many new families and residents have moved to Eagle increasing the local population substantially; there is vitality through the Town as we are seeing busier restaurants, bigger crowds at events and more folks walking and biking around town.
A series of new roundabouts and pedestrian friendly pathways were finished last summer and a pedestrian and bike trail system has been constructed with its own I-70 overpass allowing residents the walkability to and from the neighborhoods, grocery store, the bowling alley, restaurants and Chambers Road commercial area. Another new bike path finished this summer runs from Gypsum through Eagle to Edwards with a newly built bike and pedestrian bridge over the Eagle River in Wolcott. New custom homes are again available and there are several new subdivisions planned in the near future. A new assisted living center is open in Eagle Ranch with another add-on building being built next door. In addition, the grade schools and high schools all are increasing in size.
Real estate home prices in and around Eagle have remained modest compared to the rest of the Vail Valley. There are a variety homes between $400,000 and $2,000,000 currently on the market.
Here is a link to our Eagle Community Feature Sheet for a quick overview of our mountain town and a printable pdf.
And, here is the link to our brand new Eagle Colorado real estate neighborhood page complete with statistics and all real estate that is currently listed for sale. Check it out here: Eagle, Colorado
Make your move to Eagle, Colorado! It’s time to live and work in the mountains like you have always dreamed!
Build your dream home? Read about the Eagle Ranch Homesites For Sale Here.
The new Eagle River Park has converted a tractor-trailer truck parking lot into a sustainable, environmentally friendly Town park for use by residents and visitors. It has instantly become another huge attraction in Eagle.
We are dedicated to continuously improving the community and stimulating smart economic growth in Eagle County. Please contact us at Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc. for all of your real estate and home ownership needs. 970.331.1110
Vail Valley, CO – Eagle Ranch is a neighborhood located in the Community of Eagle, Colorado. With many modern amenities and an abundance of outdoor activities to fill your free time, this Rocky Mountain neighborhood is part of one of the largest local and second home areas in the Vail Valley. Located in a true Mountain Town, Eagle Ranch is located next to the historic Town of Eagle and the “Old Downtown” commercial district; Eagle County’s local seat – ripe with centuries of western history and legacy.
Eagle Ranch also has its own pedestrian friendly retail commercial district that includes an 18 hole public championship golf course, movie theater, fitness center, several parks, a pavilion and outdoor theatre, a community garden, a neighborhood grocer/caterer, and several restaurants and pubs and a grocery store that will be built this summer, 2016.
In addition, the Town of Eagle boasts of an indoor ice rink, bowling alley, swimming pool, BMX track, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, hiking and biking trails, rodeo and equestrian fair grounds, and a myriad of other outdoor recreational activities.
Eagle Ranch is located thirty minutes west of Vail and seven miles East of Eagle County Regional Airport and Jet Center. In addition, Denver, Colorado is a short two hour drive away for corporate endeavors and other business pursuits. The Town of Eagle’s lower elevation, milder weather and millions of acres of public lands allow for an active outdoor lifestyle. Also, Eagle offers a more diverse selection of real estate offerings than anywhere in the Vail Valley with options that include contracting to build your personal custom home.
If you have been considering building your dream home in the Rocky Mountains, Eagle Ranch is now offering some of the final single family lots in the Eagle Ranch subdivision. The Highlands at Eagle Ranch perched high above the rest of Eagle Ranch, these homesites offer some of the finest and longest views in the Vail Valley. With the Sawatch Range and New York Mountain to the south, Castle Peak to your north and the brilliant big ski Colorado views to the western sunset; this area is simply a slice of heaven. Highlands at Eagle Ranch’s finest neighborhood include several pocket parks and a paved trail system for hiking and biking to and from the towns many attractions. Take advantage of nearly half off original sales prices and plummeting property taxes to secure your dream home location and homesite.
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November 19, 2015 Vail, CO – Early season ski conditions are looking really strong with two plus feet of snow having blanketed Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Mountains and another storm on the way tomorrow. There are also some new attractions in Vail Village and Beaver Creek so we thought this would be a great time to let you know that there are plenty of other things to do in the mountains of the Vail Valley this winter than just ski.
Here are ten things to do in Vail and Beaver Creek that will allow you to enjoy the natural beauty and refined influences of the Vail Valley:
1. Shopping – In Vail Village and Beaver Creek you will find some of the coolest boutique stores and local shopping venues. The streets of both Vail and Beaver Creek Village are exploding with merchandise that will attract your attention and make you smile. No where will you find a more diverse offering of regional Rocky Mountain wears and unique gifts from Bavarian Europe and beyond. Even if your not a shopper, the ambiance and people watching alone is worth getting out there on the plazas.
2. Dinning – The Vail Valley is known for its world class dinning and now with the recent completion of several new five star hotels and mixed used residential buildings, you will find a plethora of dinning options to choose from. Vail’s Dinning Guide
3. Take an “Alpen Glo” ride in the new Vail Gondola or the Lionshead Gondola. Whichever Gondola in Vail you decide, you will find warm and cozy mountain top restaurants complete with greeters that have information on the daily events and on-mountain happenings.
4. Take a tour of Vail Village. The Colorado Ski Museum hosts walking tours of Vail Village on Tuesdays and Fridays. You will learn about the fifty year history of the ski area, the more famous developments and the pioneers that created this world class Rocky Mountain destination.
6. Take a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride – Reencounter the Rocky Mountain past with a horse drawn sleigh ride at Bearcat Stables.
7. Fly Fishing – Colorado River fly fishing can be fantastic during the late winter and early spring months. There is nothing like catching a big Rainbow trout in a drift boat while the snow is gently falling on the river’s edge. Contact Pete Mott at TroutTrickers.com
8. Hot Air Balloons – If your sense of adventure is flying high over the ski areas and mountain tops, winter Ballooning is for you. Merlin from Camelot Balloons has been around for many years and they are the local experts at mountain ballooning.
9. Take a Spa Day. The Vail Valley features some of the most awesome spas and exotic treatments in the country – Vail Valley Spas. If you are looking for natural hot springs, there are a variety of venues that can satisfy your natural outdoor cravings although you will have to travel a bit out the Valley to get to most of these Colorado Hot Springs.
10. Ice Skating, Bowling or a Movie. There are several outdoor ice skating rinks located in the Villages and plaza areas of the Vail Valley that are open to the public. In addition, the Vail Valley offers two bowling alleys and three different movie theaters including a dine in movie house called CineBistro.
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Gypsum, CO – Colorado’s very first woody biomass facility started delivering electricity to the Vail Valley today! This is a huge accomplishment for the entire region as this renewable energy project will use pine beetle kill timber for its main source of fuel; helping to rid the surrounding National Forests of serious wild fire hazards.
A Big Congratulations goes out to Holy Cross Electric, Eagle Valley Clean Energy, West Range Reclamation, Eagle County and the Town of Gypsum, for working together in this endeavor. The Vail Valley now leads the way in Colorado with its renewable energy efforts and forest health concerns. Never has a Colorado utility worked with the private sector to create a commercial grade biomass project; especially one that generates base-load renewable power. Holy Cross Electric and Eagle Valley Clean Energy successfully created this local alliance several years ago and now the surreal has become a reality. This facility will produce a bit more than 11 Megawatts of power; 10 MW of which will be distributed locally by Holy Cross Energy; enough to power nearly 10,000 residential units per year.
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