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
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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