Aspen, Colorado Real Estate and Community Information

About Aspen

The beautiful community of Aspen is known world-wide for its fantastic attractions. From its great skiing and biking to its fantastic arts and culture, Aspen is a community that offers a diverse array of attractions for those of all interests. Despite, having so much going on, Aspen is able to maintain its small-town charm for all of the residents who call the area home. The truly unique community is nestled in the pristine Rocky Mountains. The area's picture perfect locale blends with the community's big city features to create a place that is anything but ordinary.

Aspen's History

The community of Aspen was originally a summer camp for Ute hunters. However, by 1870 the first area settlers of European descent arrived in the area. The pioneers were mostly minors who were searching for silver within the Rocky Mountain region. Aspen's early settlers found fortune in the rocky region, and soon the town "boomed" as over 12,000 miners made the area their home.

In 1893, the repeal of the Sherman Silver Act caused the town to go "bust." However, despite the bust the town remained active due to the ranching and farming industries that existed within the region.

By the 1940s, the town was as known for its skiing as it was for its way of life. Aspen's modern day founders, Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke led the town to a cultural renaissance withe their holistic community vision that is known today as "The Aspen Idea."

Life In Aspen

Aspen is a special place to live because of its community. Aspen's community encourages growth, freedom and individuality. The progressive community of Aspen embraces and nurtures every aspect of the life of its nearly 7,000 full-time of residents. Aspen offers residents a multitude of unique and diverse cultural experiences, such as film festivals, world-class art museums, a state-of-the art environmental studies and science center, an inventive and excellent dining culture, and pristine natural attractions and landscape ripe for exploration.

Arts And Culture
Aspen is a cultural community famed for its love of the arts. The small town with big city cultural appeal is home to a stupendous amount of events throughout the year. Resident's of Aspen have winter and summer calendars that are filled with a dizzying array of events, such as art openings, lectures, ballets, and more. Many of the popular theatrical events enjoyed by residents throughout the year are supplied by the Aspen Music Festival & School. The school has been an active part of the Aspen community since the summer of 1949.

Aspen is home to a number of exciting festivals throughout the year. Residents of the Aspen area enjoy easy access to world-renowned gathers like the Aspen Ideas Festival, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Additionally, residents of Aspen are able to enjoy world-class museums like the Aspen Art Museum. The fantastic contemporary museum is globally recognized leader in the art world. Theatre goers in Aspen give rave reviews to the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the Theatre Aspen. The cultural offerings of Aspen are diverse and unparalleled in quality outside of a large metropolitan area. In Aspen, residents really do have it all.

Recreation
With more than 300 perfect days of sunshine per year, residents of Aspen are able to enjoy year-round outdoor adventures. From downhill skiing in a pristine wonderland to hiking through a grove of aspens, the Rocky Mountain community has it all. Rafting in the summer and spring, or hiking, biking and climbing the area's endless network of trails are activities residents of Aspen are able to enjoy without traveling far from their front door.

Relocating To The Aspen Area?
The Aspen real estate market is extremely competitive. The splendid Rocky Mountain community is home to some of the most sought after real estate in the nation.
Home buyers relocating to the Aspen area will benefit from contact with a trusted area real estate professional. Becky Warner has helped many selective home buyers in the Aspen area find homes that perfectly fit their needs. For more information about homes for sale in Aspen, contact Becky Warner today.
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