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119 E Cooper Avenue
119 North Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO
1 Bedroom
$3,200
466 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Winfield Arms Unit #16 ~Location! Location! Location!1 Bedroom / 1 BathroomDesk Area & Large Kitchen SpaceWill semi-furnish to suit perfect tenantunit and building professionally managedCommon patio area w/ gas grill, fire pit, outdoor dining area &
1 Unit Available
914 Waters Avenue
914 East Waters Avenue
Aspen, CO
Studio
$2,800
251 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Furnished StudioFreshly painted, deep cleaned & carpet cleaned (6/2020)Walk to town & gondolaWi-Fi, Water/Sewer, Trash IncludedElectric & Cable NOT includedNO DOGS, cats consideredLaundry Room in complex Quiet buildingParking pass for street parking
1 Unit Available
512 N Spruce Street
512 Spruce St
Aspen, CO
5 Bedrooms
$50,000
3850 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Available throughout the year with summer black out dates, this south facing property sits on an 11,000 sq foot lot with natural sunlight, mountain views, and plenty of privacy.
1 Unit Available
320 W Main Street
320 West Main Street , Aspen, CO
Main Street Historic District
5 Bedrooms
$35,000
3681 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Quintessential Aspen Victorian, updated and beautifully appointed, perfect for an Aspen ski vacation. Walk into town in minutes, catch the Downtowner or a bus to all ski areas right out the front door.
1 Unit Available
305 S Galena Street
305 South Galena Street , Aspen, CO
Aspen Historic District
3 Bedrooms
$29,000
2000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Perfectly situated in downtown Aspen between Cooper Ave and Hyman St. pedestrian malls. Inspired by romance, this remarkable 2 story suite Penthouse provides over 1600 square feet of lavish living.
1 Unit Available
333 W Main Street
333 West Main Street , Aspen, CO
Main Street Historic District
1 Bedroom
$8,500
561 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Aspen's most stylish and luxurious one-bedroom retreat! Designed by the award winning international design firm, Seldom Scene Interiors, this visually stunning residence combines Victorian charm with beautiful modern design elements.
1 Unit Available
1134 Vine Street
1134 Vine St
Aspen, CO
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
832 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Light and bright, top floor open floor plan 2 bedroom, 1 bath end unit with Sonos sound system and Hue lighting. Private deck with views of Smuggler, huge picture window views of Red Mountain, Valley view to Sopris in the winter.
1 Unit Available
111 S Sixth Street
111 South 6th Street , Aspen, CO
Main Street Historic District
3 Bedrooms
$25,000
1960 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Charming single family home in the West End with some of the most gorgeous flowers in town. Perfectly located right off the Hopkins pedestrian bike-way. Bedrooms are situated for privacy. Hot tub and AC. Available short and long term.
1 Unit Available
707 N 3rd Street
707 N 3rd St
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$35,000
3157 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Light and bright Victorian in Aspen's popular West End neighborhood! Situated on a corner lot that is an easy walk to the Music Tent, Harris Hall and the Aspen Institute. Living room, dining area and kitchen have vaulted ceilings.
1 Unit Available
330 Gillespie Avenue
330 Gillespie Avenue
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$30,000
3862 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Seller's will consider a 6 - 12 month rental, possibly a longer term. Furnished or unfurnished. Pets may be considered.
1 Unit Available
793 Cemetery Lane
793 Cemetery Lane
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
$30,000
3000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Wonderful half-duplex backing to 15th green on the Aspen Golf Course. Specatcular views looking across the golf course toward Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands. Located on the bus access to everything Aspen had to offer and skiing all 4 mountains.
1 Unit Available
712 S Galena Street
712 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$56,000
3625 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Just one block from the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain, this ultimate vacation townhome boasts 4 bedrooms with 4 en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen fit for a chef, a deck large enough for the whole family to enjoy, a hot tub, media room and the
1 Unit Available
704 E Hyman Avenue
704 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$60,000
2584 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Newly Remodeled, Modern 4 BR 3 BA Townhome in the Core. The upper living level and most bedrooms feature numerous windows for an abundance of natural light on all 3 levels. Air Conditioned. 2 car garage and 2 off street parking spots.
1 Unit Available
202 Prospector Road
202 Prospector Road
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$40,000
4945 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
This luxury 4,945 square foot 4bedroom townhome, located at the base of Aspen Highlands ski area offers incredible ski access and use of the pool, hot tub and fitness facilities at the Ritz Carlton and the Willow Creek Bistro.
1 Unit Available
1113 Vine Street
1113 Vine St
Aspen, CO
1 Bedroom
$4,000
581 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Cute 1B bottom floor condo on bus route to town or short 8 minute walkRemodeled bathroom Ground floor unitSliding doorsSleeps 4 adults
1 Unit Available
55 Overlook Drive
55 Overlook Drive
Aspen, CO
6 Bedrooms
$42,500
5026 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
This completely renovated, 5,000+ sq. ft. luxury home is perfect for any group seeking the ultimate Aspen experience. The magnificent, 1000 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
537 Race Street
537 Race Alley
Aspen, CO
6 Bedrooms
$72,500
5685 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
This 6+ bedroom modern contemporary home in the Fox Crossing neighborhood was built in 2008 and updated in 2015. The home is great for entertaining and taking in the mountain views through its large windows and open floor plan.
1 Unit Available
123 W Hyman Avenue
123 West Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$39,000
2917 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Everything you need for a perfectly convenient vacation in Aspen! This duplex truly lives like a single family home and is walking distance to both downtown and the slopes.
1 Unit Available
716 W Francis Street
716 West Francis Street
Aspen, CO
5 Bedrooms
$70,000
4925 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Perfection! Luxury, high end home in the exclusive west end of Aspen.
1 Unit Available
945 E Cooper Avenue
945 East Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$25,000
3248 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Located just 5 blocks from the base of Ajax, this Single Family 4 bedroom home has a beautiful classic elegance with luxury modern decor.
1 Unit Available
1020 E Durant Avenue
1020 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO
2 Bedrooms
$10,000
814 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Enjoy the comforts of this nicely finished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 3rd Floor Ute Condo. With updated modern finishes, stainless appliances, and a wine refrigerator to keep the beverages chilled, this 814 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
1395 Sierra Vista Drive
1395 Sierra Vista Drive
Aspen, CO
Studio
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4 Bedrooms
$35,000
4390 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Enjoy your next Aspen vacation at this beautifully appointed four bedroom duplex located in a peaceful neighborhood off Cemetery Lane and the Aspen Golf Course. This is a wonderful family home with plenty of room for everyone.
1 Unit Available
728 S Galena Street
728 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO
2 Bedrooms
$12,000
1100 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is located in the central downtown core of Aspen. Walk everywhere for dining and shopping. Less than a block to the Gondola or ski out of the trail that leads to the gondola.
1 Unit Available
1564 Silver King Drive
1564 Silver King Drive
Aspen, CO
5 Bedrooms
$60,000
5209 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:53 PM
Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms (sleeps 12+)Bedding: King, King, King, 1 custom Queen bunk, 4 custom full sized of bunksBunk room features 4 individual flat screen televisions as well as large flat screen for movie viewing, individual Ipod docking
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City GuideAspen
"I'm talkin' about a place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin' about a place called Aspen." Lloyd (Played by Jim Carrey) - Dumb and Dumber
"I'm talkin' about a place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin' about a place called Aspen." Lloyd (Played by Jim Carrey) - Dumb and Dumber

Sitting at an elevation of just under 8,000 feet along the Roaring Fork River, in a remote part of the Sawatch and Elk Mountains, this hard to reach and isolated part of the Colorado Rockies was founded by an adventurous group of miners. Established in 1879, Aspen quickly became a boomtown after emerging as the United State's most productive silver-mining district. These days it certainly still feels like a boomtown, but for an altogether different reason, instead of chipping away in a silver mine, it has made its modern day fortune from something different; the business of sliding down frozen water on two wooden planks. Yep, you guessed right, it's downhill skiing. The Aspen Skiing Corporation began life in 1946 by building a chairlift on Aspen Mountain. Since then, three separate ski areas sprung to life from the late 1950s onwards, these are Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass. All combined it makes up one of the best-known ski towns in the world.

Moving to Aspen

If you're thinking of searching for places to rent in Aspen, then you've struck gold! Or perhaps one should say silver, given the town's heritage. Despite a small year-round population of just under 6,700, its status as an all-season tourist hotspot means that Aspen has an abundance of rental homes. Finding an apartment need not be a chore around these parts. However, take into consideration that the market is geared towards the needs of visitors. Therefore apartment prices are usually listed by their daily or weekly rate. However, it should be possible to negotiate a rate if you're seeking an annual tenancy. You'll want to allow around 2-3 weeks to find that perfect place though.

Wood Fire Ski Lodge or Cutting Edge Condo

When you start looking for rental apartments in Aspen, decide upon what kind of place you want. Many skiing enthusiasts are desperate for cutesy wood fire ski lodges or Alpine-style chalets, while others like modern rental condos with closer proximity to Aspen's downtown core. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in this charming ski town. Try to make a list of what your priorities are. Think about whether you'd like a dishwasher and washer and dryer in your property. Hot tubs and swimming pools are common extra perks found in many apartment units too. Most rental properties have been built and furnished to an extremely high standard, so it's highly unlikely that you'll encounter issues such as poor insulation, damp or frozen water pipes.

Ski In/Ski Out or Main Street Chic

If you're a keen skier or snowboarder, you'll probably want a place close to the trails, that means within walking distance of either Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, or Aspen Highlands. If you want to be closer to shops, restaurants and other amenities then you might be happier on Aspen's Main St. However, the town isn't all that big so don't think that by prioritizing one thing, you'll have to sacrifice the other. Almost all needs are catered to across the town anyway. Understand that owning a car will make life a lot easier in Aspen and will give you quick and easy access to the slopes located further away such as Snowmass, a 20-minute drive west. It will also allow you to drive to neighboring towns further down the valley and cities such as Denver. However, there is a local bus service operated by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

Making it Happen

Just like the town's altitude, demand for property rentals in Aspen remains sky high. Most rental properties tend to cater toward the higher end of the market and as a result prices are on the more expensive side. Given that most letting agents and landlords have no trouble renting their apartments on a weekly basis throughout peak season (June-September and December-April), be prepared to do some convincing that you'll bring more financial security and regular income to them as a tenant. The high cost of rent means that you should expect letting agencies and landlords to thoroughly vet you. They'll want to be sure that you can pay the rent on time each month. This mean a background and credit check is standard procedure, but they will also want proof of income or funds in order to ensure you are a serious potential tenant, not somebody wasting their time. Don't fret though, if you really mean business, none of this should be too much of an issue.

Moving to Aspen
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If you're thinking of searching for places to rent in Aspen, then you've struck gold! Or perhaps one should say silver, given the town's heritage. Despite a small year-round population of just under 6,700, its status as an all-season tourist hotspot means that Aspen has an abundance of rental homes. Finding an apartment need not be a chore around these parts. However, take into consideration that the market is geared towards the needs of visitors. Therefore apartment prices are usually listed by their daily or weekly rate. However, it should be possible to negotiate a rate if you're seeking an annual tenancy. You'll want to allow around 2-3 weeks to find that perfect place though.

Wood Fire Ski Lodge or Cutting Edge Condo

When you start looking for rental apartments in Aspen, decide upon what kind of place you want. Many skiing enthusiasts are desperate for cutesy wood fire ski lodges or Alpine-style chalets, while others like modern rental condos with closer proximity to Aspen's downtown core. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in this charming ski town. Try to make a list of what your priorities are. Think about whether you'd like a dishwasher and washer and dryer in your property. Hot tubs and swimming pools are common extra perks found in many apartment units too. Most rental properties have been built and furnished to an extremely high standard, so it's highly unlikely that you'll encounter issues such as poor insulation, damp or frozen water pipes.

Ski In/Ski Out or Main Street Chic

If you're a keen skier or snowboarder, you'll probably want a place close to the trails, that means within walking distance of either Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, or Aspen Highlands. If you want to be closer to shops, restaurants and other amenities then you might be happier on Aspen's Main St. However, the town isn't all that big so don't think that by prioritizing one thing, you'll have to sacrifice the other. Almost all needs are catered to across the town anyway. Understand that owning a car will make life a lot easier in Aspen and will give you quick and easy access to the slopes located further away such as Snowmass, a 20-minute drive west. It will also allow you to drive to neighboring towns further down the valley and cities such as Denver. However, there is a local bus service operated by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

Making it Happen

Just like the town's altitude, demand for property rentals in Aspen remains sky high. Most rental properties tend to cater toward the higher end of the market and as a result prices are on the more expensive side. Given that most letting agents and landlords have no trouble renting their apartments on a weekly basis throughout peak season (June-September and December-April), be prepared to do some convincing that you'll bring more financial security and regular income to them as a tenant. The high cost of rent means that you should expect letting agencies and landlords to thoroughly vet you. They'll want to be sure that you can pay the rent on time each month. This mean a background and credit check is standard procedure, but they will also want proof of income or funds in order to ensure you are a serious potential tenant, not somebody wasting their time. Don't fret though, if you really mean business, none of this should be too much of an issue.

Aspen Neighborhoods

Aspen occupies the thin strip of land stretching across the Roaring Fork Valley floor and covers roughly 3.5 square miles. There is quite a bit of variation in the town's neighborhoods, although maybe isn't all that surprising considering that it's a major international winter sports holiday destination.

West End: A short walk from downtown, the West End is one of Aspen's oldest neighborhoods and this is reflected in the red brick Victorian architecture, a remnant of the town's silver-mining boom years. You'll also see plenty of newer properties too, including apartments. Every summer it is home to the world-renowned Ideas Festival.

Centennial: Apartments tend to be a bit more affordable here. It's located just underneath Smuggler Mountain, which has great access to the area's hiking trails and mountain bike paths.

Cemetery Lane: Perhaps Aspen's only purely residential neighborhood, you'll find a mix of the old and new here. Located on the town's western flank, it feels like a somewhat separate community but it's only a short bus ride or 15-minute walk into downtown.

East End: Nestled on the hill side, this neighborhood has unrivaled views of Aspen Mountain. It's a mix of newly built Alpine Chalet-style homes and older condos built in the 70s and 80s.

Aspen Neighborhoods
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Aspen occupies the thin strip of land stretching across the Roaring Fork Valley floor and covers roughly 3.5 square miles. There is quite a bit of variation in the town's neighborhoods, although maybe isn't all that surprising considering that it's a major international winter sports holiday destination.

West End: A short walk from downtown, the West End is one of Aspen's oldest neighborhoods and this is reflected in the red brick Victorian architecture, a remnant of the town's silver-mining boom years. You'll also see plenty of newer properties too, including apartments. Every summer it is home to the world-renowned Ideas Festival.

Centennial: Apartments tend to be a bit more affordable here. It's located just underneath Smuggler Mountain, which has great access to the area's hiking trails and mountain bike paths.

Cemetery Lane: Perhaps Aspen's only purely residential neighborhood, you'll find a mix of the old and new here. Located on the town's western flank, it feels like a somewhat separate community but it's only a short bus ride or 15-minute walk into downtown.

East End: Nestled on the hill side, this neighborhood has unrivaled views of Aspen Mountain. It's a mix of newly built Alpine Chalet-style homes and older condos built in the 70s and 80s.

Living in Aspen

Most people will have preconceived notions of what a life in Aspen might be like. With all those beautiful mountains surrounding the town, abundant winter sports opportunities and a huge range of designer shops and fine dining options, you'd be forgiven for assuming that life here is one long vacation, if only eh? Well for some it is, but for everyone else it's quite the same as any other place, people get up in the morning and earn a living by going to work. But you'd be hard pressed to find any Aspen residents that are unhappy with life in these parts. If you're seriously considering calling Aspen your next home, you'll make the most of life here by embracing all that mother nature has to offer on the doorstep. Be that skiing, hiking or mountain biking. However, if that sounds far too adventurous for your tastes, just look out the living room window and gaze up at those awesome Rocky Mountain peaks and you won't regret moving here.

Living in Aspen
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Most people will have preconceived notions of what a life in Aspen might be like. With all those beautiful mountains surrounding the town, abundant winter sports opportunities and a huge range of designer shops and fine dining options, you'd be forgiven for assuming that life here is one long vacation, if only eh? Well for some it is, but for everyone else it's quite the same as any other place, people get up in the morning and earn a living by going to work. But you'd be hard pressed to find any Aspen residents that are unhappy with life in these parts. If you're seriously considering calling Aspen your next home, you'll make the most of life here by embracing all that mother nature has to offer on the doorstep. Be that skiing, hiking or mountain biking. However, if that sounds far too adventurous for your tastes, just look out the living room window and gaze up at those awesome Rocky Mountain peaks and you won't regret moving here.

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City GuideAspen
"I'm talkin' about a place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin' about a place called Aspen." Lloyd (Played by Jim Carrey) - Dumb and Dumber
"I'm talkin' about a place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talkin' about a place called Aspen." Lloyd (Played by Jim Carrey) - Dumb and Dumber

Sitting at an elevation of just under 8,000 feet along the Roaring Fork River, in a remote part of the Sawatch and Elk Mountains, this hard to reach and isolated part of the Colorado Rockies was founded by an adventurous group of miners. Established in 1879, Aspen quickly became a boomtown after emerging as the United State's most productive silver-mining district. These days it certainly still feels like a boomtown, but for an altogether different reason, instead of chipping away in a silver mine, it has made its modern day fortune from something different; the business of sliding down frozen water on two wooden planks. Yep, you guessed right, it's downhill skiing. The Aspen Skiing Corporation began life in 1946 by building a chairlift on Aspen Mountain. Since then, three separate ski areas sprung to life from the late 1950s onwards, these are Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass. All combined it makes up one of the best-known ski towns in the world.

Moving to Aspen

If you're thinking of searching for places to rent in Aspen, then you've struck gold! Or perhaps one should say silver, given the town's heritage. Despite a small year-round population of just under 6,700, its status as an all-season tourist hotspot means that Aspen has an abundance of rental homes. Finding an apartment need not be a chore around these parts. However, take into consideration that the market is geared towards the needs of visitors. Therefore apartment prices are usually listed by their daily or weekly rate. However, it should be possible to negotiate a rate if you're seeking an annual tenancy. You'll want to allow around 2-3 weeks to find that perfect place though.

Wood Fire Ski Lodge or Cutting Edge Condo

When you start looking for rental apartments in Aspen, decide upon what kind of place you want. Many skiing enthusiasts are desperate for cutesy wood fire ski lodges or Alpine-style chalets, while others like modern rental condos with closer proximity to Aspen's downtown core. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in this charming ski town. Try to make a list of what your priorities are. Think about whether you'd like a dishwasher and washer and dryer in your property. Hot tubs and swimming pools are common extra perks found in many apartment units too. Most rental properties have been built and furnished to an extremely high standard, so it's highly unlikely that you'll encounter issues such as poor insulation, damp or frozen water pipes.

Ski In/Ski Out or Main Street Chic

If you're a keen skier or snowboarder, you'll probably want a place close to the trails, that means within walking distance of either Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, or Aspen Highlands. If you want to be closer to shops, restaurants and other amenities then you might be happier on Aspen's Main St. However, the town isn't all that big so don't think that by prioritizing one thing, you'll have to sacrifice the other. Almost all needs are catered to across the town anyway. Understand that owning a car will make life a lot easier in Aspen and will give you quick and easy access to the slopes located further away such as Snowmass, a 20-minute drive west. It will also allow you to drive to neighboring towns further down the valley and cities such as Denver. However, there is a local bus service operated by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

Making it Happen

Just like the town's altitude, demand for property rentals in Aspen remains sky high. Most rental properties tend to cater toward the higher end of the market and as a result prices are on the more expensive side. Given that most letting agents and landlords have no trouble renting their apartments on a weekly basis throughout peak season (June-September and December-April), be prepared to do some convincing that you'll bring more financial security and regular income to them as a tenant. The high cost of rent means that you should expect letting agencies and landlords to thoroughly vet you. They'll want to be sure that you can pay the rent on time each month. This mean a background and credit check is standard procedure, but they will also want proof of income or funds in order to ensure you are a serious potential tenant, not somebody wasting their time. Don't fret though, if you really mean business, none of this should be too much of an issue.

Moving to Aspen
+

If you're thinking of searching for places to rent in Aspen, then you've struck gold! Or perhaps one should say silver, given the town's heritage. Despite a small year-round population of just under 6,700, its status as an all-season tourist hotspot means that Aspen has an abundance of rental homes. Finding an apartment need not be a chore around these parts. However, take into consideration that the market is geared towards the needs of visitors. Therefore apartment prices are usually listed by their daily or weekly rate. However, it should be possible to negotiate a rate if you're seeking an annual tenancy. You'll want to allow around 2-3 weeks to find that perfect place though.

Wood Fire Ski Lodge or Cutting Edge Condo

When you start looking for rental apartments in Aspen, decide upon what kind of place you want. Many skiing enthusiasts are desperate for cutesy wood fire ski lodges or Alpine-style chalets, while others like modern rental condos with closer proximity to Aspen's downtown core. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in this charming ski town. Try to make a list of what your priorities are. Think about whether you'd like a dishwasher and washer and dryer in your property. Hot tubs and swimming pools are common extra perks found in many apartment units too. Most rental properties have been built and furnished to an extremely high standard, so it's highly unlikely that you'll encounter issues such as poor insulation, damp or frozen water pipes.

Ski In/Ski Out or Main Street Chic

If you're a keen skier or snowboarder, you'll probably want a place close to the trails, that means within walking distance of either Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, or Aspen Highlands. If you want to be closer to shops, restaurants and other amenities then you might be happier on Aspen's Main St. However, the town isn't all that big so don't think that by prioritizing one thing, you'll have to sacrifice the other. Almost all needs are catered to across the town anyway. Understand that owning a car will make life a lot easier in Aspen and will give you quick and easy access to the slopes located further away such as Snowmass, a 20-minute drive west. It will also allow you to drive to neighboring towns further down the valley and cities such as Denver. However, there is a local bus service operated by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.

Making it Happen

Just like the town's altitude, demand for property rentals in Aspen remains sky high. Most rental properties tend to cater toward the higher end of the market and as a result prices are on the more expensive side. Given that most letting agents and landlords have no trouble renting their apartments on a weekly basis throughout peak season (June-September and December-April), be prepared to do some convincing that you'll bring more financial security and regular income to them as a tenant. The high cost of rent means that you should expect letting agencies and landlords to thoroughly vet you. They'll want to be sure that you can pay the rent on time each month. This mean a background and credit check is standard procedure, but they will also want proof of income or funds in order to ensure you are a serious potential tenant, not somebody wasting their time. Don't fret though, if you really mean business, none of this should be too much of an issue.

Aspen Neighborhoods

Aspen occupies the thin strip of land stretching across the Roaring Fork Valley floor and covers roughly 3.5 square miles. There is quite a bit of variation in the town's neighborhoods, although maybe isn't all that surprising considering that it's a major international winter sports holiday destination.

West End: A short walk from downtown, the West End is one of Aspen's oldest neighborhoods and this is reflected in the red brick Victorian architecture, a remnant of the town's silver-mining boom years. You'll also see plenty of newer properties too, including apartments. Every summer it is home to the world-renowned Ideas Festival.

Centennial: Apartments tend to be a bit more affordable here. It's located just underneath Smuggler Mountain, which has great access to the area's hiking trails and mountain bike paths.

Cemetery Lane: Perhaps Aspen's only purely residential neighborhood, you'll find a mix of the old and new here. Located on the town's western flank, it feels like a somewhat separate community but it's only a short bus ride or 15-minute walk into downtown.

East End: Nestled on the hill side, this neighborhood has unrivaled views of Aspen Mountain. It's a mix of newly built Alpine Chalet-style homes and older condos built in the 70s and 80s.

Aspen Neighborhoods
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Aspen occupies the thin strip of land stretching across the Roaring Fork Valley floor and covers roughly 3.5 square miles. There is quite a bit of variation in the town's neighborhoods, although maybe isn't all that surprising considering that it's a major international winter sports holiday destination.

West End: A short walk from downtown, the West End is one of Aspen's oldest neighborhoods and this is reflected in the red brick Victorian architecture, a remnant of the town's silver-mining boom years. You'll also see plenty of newer properties too, including apartments. Every summer it is home to the world-renowned Ideas Festival.

Centennial: Apartments tend to be a bit more affordable here. It's located just underneath Smuggler Mountain, which has great access to the area's hiking trails and mountain bike paths.

Cemetery Lane: Perhaps Aspen's only purely residential neighborhood, you'll find a mix of the old and new here. Located on the town's western flank, it feels like a somewhat separate community but it's only a short bus ride or 15-minute walk into downtown.

East End: Nestled on the hill side, this neighborhood has unrivaled views of Aspen Mountain. It's a mix of newly built Alpine Chalet-style homes and older condos built in the 70s and 80s.

Living in Aspen

Most people will have preconceived notions of what a life in Aspen might be like. With all those beautiful mountains surrounding the town, abundant winter sports opportunities and a huge range of designer shops and fine dining options, you'd be forgiven for assuming that life here is one long vacation, if only eh? Well for some it is, but for everyone else it's quite the same as any other place, people get up in the morning and earn a living by going to work. But you'd be hard pressed to find any Aspen residents that are unhappy with life in these parts. If you're seriously considering calling Aspen your next home, you'll make the most of life here by embracing all that mother nature has to offer on the doorstep. Be that skiing, hiking or mountain biking. However, if that sounds far too adventurous for your tastes, just look out the living room window and gaze up at those awesome Rocky Mountain peaks and you won't regret moving here.

Living in Aspen
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Most people will have preconceived notions of what a life in Aspen might be like. With all those beautiful mountains surrounding the town, abundant winter sports opportunities and a huge range of designer shops and fine dining options, you'd be forgiven for assuming that life here is one long vacation, if only eh? Well for some it is, but for everyone else it's quite the same as any other place, people get up in the morning and earn a living by going to work. But you'd be hard pressed to find any Aspen residents that are unhappy with life in these parts. If you're seriously considering calling Aspen your next home, you'll make the most of life here by embracing all that mother nature has to offer on the doorstep. Be that skiing, hiking or mountain biking. However, if that sounds far too adventurous for your tastes, just look out the living room window and gaze up at those awesome Rocky Mountain peaks and you won't regret moving here.