Carbondale, Colorado Real Estate and Community Information

About Carbondale

Carbondale, Colorado is located in Garfield County and occupies the 81623 zip code. The town is considered an upscale rural community, as well as a popular tourist destination. According to the 2015 population count, the town has a population of 15,355 residents. The town is 30 miles from Aspen and enjoys spectacular mountain views courtesy of Mount Sopris. Carbondale has earned the distinction of being named one of the “Top 12 Towns in the 50 Next Great Places to live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

The unemployment rate in town is lower than the national average. The town is made up of several neighborhoods each with their own distinct, but eclectic style. Carbondale is a walking and bicycle friendly community and on average more than 300 people bicycle or walk to work daily.

Carbondale is attractive for outdoor enthusiast and anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The town also offers shopping and dining, fine arts exhibits and seasonal festivals.


The town is served by the Roaring Fork School District and provides public school education for children in Kindergarten through grade 12. The district operates one elementary, one community, one middle and two high schools in Carbondale. Students have the option to attend any school in the district, provided there is space, rather than attend their designated neighborhood school. The student to teacher ratio averages 13 to 1.

There are three private schools in Carbondale as well as a charter school giving families with children another educational option.

Real Estate

Home buyers will single family homes and townhouses and condominiums, as well as undeveloped properties suitable for residential development.. The price range varies, but most real estate tends to be expensive. Many of the single family homes are built on multi-acre lots giving the owner a great deal of privacy.

For those who would rather rent rather than purchase a home will find single family homes and apartment units available at market rates. Homes and apartments are multi-bedroom and bathroom and ideal for families or professional individuals or couples.

Carbondale neighborhoods are well maintained with mature trees and beautiful landscaping. The neighborhoods are oriented to families with access to many amenities such as shopping, dining and recreational opportunities.

People searching for Carbondale real estate should contact Becky Warner. Ms. Warner is experienced in the real estate industry, especially the Carbondale community. She will assist home buyers in finding the right home and guidance through the home buying process.

Parks and Recreation

Residents will appreciate the recreational opportunities available in town. With more than 10 parks, residents will find a variety of facilities and amenities include tot lots and playgrounds, picnic and cookout areas and sports fields. The department also offers a variety of programs for youths, teen and adults and includes sports leagues, fitness classes, volleyball and swimming. Skateboarders will enjoy the that was designed for all skateboarding levels. Bicycle enthusiast will appreciate the two acre bike park that challenges all levels of bicycle ability.

Attractions, Activities and Events

When considering a new location, it is important to check out the things to do and events as part of the home buying process. Carbondale and the surrounding communities are alive with a number of things to do and events. Residents will find downhill and cross country skiing, hiking, fishing and boating in addition to art galleries, bicycling, fishing, boating, brewery tours, golf, theater, Farmers Markets and the High School Homecoming.

Events include bicycle races, First Friday events, film festivals, charitable runs, music festivals and holiday and seasonal celebrations. One of the most popular events is Carbondale Mountain Fair. The Fair showcases artisans and artists and the diverse wares they have to offer. The Fair also features music and food, interactive and creative experiences for children and family friendly competitions such as pie baking and wood splitting.
Becky Warner
Becky Warner
Broker Associate