Aspen

This destination mountain town offers luxury resort living.

Welcome to Aspen


Though many consider Aspen a winter ski resort town, the popular locale is truly a year-round destination. Ample opportunities for outdoor recreation fill the area. With many high-end boutiques and eateries, living in Aspen gives you a taste of a life of luxury. Mountainside escapes and homes on the hills are what you'll predominantly find here, though there are many single-family residences to ensure the right place for everyone.

 

What to Love

 

  • Proximity to many popular eateries and boutiques
  • An abundance of outdoor recreational activities
  • Skiing is ever-present


Local Lifestyle 


There is no shortage of activities in Aspen. Whether you prefer skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, fly fishing gold-medal waters, or a spa day, you will find your place. And when it’s time to refuel after an active day, the many restaurants in town provide various dining options.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Many acclaimed restaurants and boutique shops fill the area of Aspen. Matsuhisa is a popular Japanese eatery focusing on seafood. They offer a downstairs and upstairs dining area, so you can pick where you want to be. The downstairs menu is more extensive, while the upstairs has an exclusive selection.

Aspen is booming commercially, with new restaurants continually opening in town. For instance, PARC Aspen opened in December 2022. Its New American menu is seasonally curated, and you can dine in any of three levels (the bar, a fine dining room, or the exclusive chef’s room). Down the road, you’ll want to check out AspenHaus by Gravity Haus, a massive lounge steps from the Silver Queen Gondola near the base of Aspen Mountain. The modern multipurpose space combines a shared workspace, a fitness center, three bars (plus Unravel Coffee + Bar), ski lockers, a hot tub, and more.

It’s no secret Aspenites bring lots of disposable income to the city, and its high-end shopping scene reflects that. Aspen is exceptionally walkable for a mountain town — a pedestrian paradise where you can accomplish most errands on foot or by bike. The most common stores sell skiing gear and apparel, with local stores like Four Mountain Sports existing alongside chains like Patagonia. Fashionistas can update their wardrobes at plenty of chic boutiques without leaving town. You can stock up on reading material at Explore Booksellers, scour the racks at Aspen Thrift Shop, and feed your furry friends treats from Rocky Mountain Pet Shop.

 

Things to Do


Together with its neighbor Snowmass, Aspen gives visitors a singular experience across four mountains primarily known for world-class skiing. With an expert agent like Carol Dopkin on your side, you can begin your real estate journey near Aspen Mountain, the Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, or Snowmass. In Aspen, you can explore nature, investigate local culture, and stay active through outdoor activities throughout the year. 

The Wheeler/Stallard Museum is a local gem worth checking out. The 19th-century mansion is now home to several rotating exhibits depicting the area's local history and significant cultural events. Across town and next to the Roaring Fork River, the John Denver Sanctuary is a beautiful place to walk landscaped paths and read engraved rocks honoring the legend.

If you prefer golf, the Aspen Golf Club may be right for you. The well-rated course offers gorgeous views as you spend your time conquering all 18 holes. Enjoy bar service while you play or head inside for a delicious meal.

 
 

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Overview for Aspen, CO

7,019 people live in Aspen, where the median age is 41.2 and the average individual income is $90,567. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,019

Total Population

41.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$90,567

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Aspen, CO

Aspen has 3,278 households, with an average household size of 2.11. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Aspen do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,019 people call Aspen home. The population density is 1,819.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,019

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.2

Median Age

51.02 / 48.98%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
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3,278

Total Households

2.11

Average Household Size

$90,567

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Around Aspen, CO

There's plenty to do around Aspen, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

23
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
78
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kali's Aspen, Ski Butlers, and Radio Boardshop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.95 miles 18 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 1 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 1.23 miles 15 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 0.9 miles 30 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 1.23 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

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