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333 W Main Street
333 West Main Street
Aspen, CO | Main Street Historic District
1 Bedroom
$8,500
561 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
1333 Snowbunny Lane
1333 Snow Bunny Lane
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
$20,000
1900 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Perfect winter seasonal rental. Available mid Dec- April 1. Light and bright, mountain modern family home on Snowbunny Lane. Fantastic Neighborhood. Expansive yard for playing and snowman making. 3 bedrooms+ den. Moments from cross country skiing.
1 Unit Available
129 E Hopkins Avenue
129 East Hopkins Avenue
Aspen, CO
7 Bedrooms
$45,000
3183 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Camp Winnipesaukee meets downtown Aspen: All the fun you had as a kid will come flooding back to you in thislarge downtown Aspen cabin.
1 Unit Available
706 E Hyman Avenue
706 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
$75,000
2584 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Exquisite home representing the pinnacle of downtown Aspen living. This impeccable three-bedroom four bath townhome has incredible light with an open kitchen and living and views toward Aspen Mountain.
1 Unit Available
323 W Francis Street
323 West Francis Street
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$70,000
3548 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
This elegant two-level home, with all above grade living space, is situated on a spacious lot in Aspen's desirable West End neighborhood.
1 Unit Available
250 S Original Street
250 South Original Street
Aspen, CO
2 Bedrooms
$10,000
1272 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
This beautiful, newly remodeled two bedroom, two and a half bathroom townhome in the core of Aspen. This conveniently located townhome is walking distance to everything that Aspen offers and only three blocks to the gondola.
1 Unit Available
950 Cemetery Lane
950 Cemetery Lane
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
$22,500
2451 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Light and bright, newly refreshed 3-level duplex. This mid-century modern inspired, well laid out home is perfect for a family or group of friends. Separate living room and den area for entertaining or watching tv.
1 Unit Available
731 E Durant Avenue
731 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO
1 Bedroom
$5,000
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Spacious 1 bedroom condo with 1 1/2 baths located in the core of Aspen, less than 2 blocks to the gondola.
1 Unit Available
119 E Cooper Avenue
119 North Cooper Avenue
Aspen, CO
1 Bedroom
$4,500
466 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
707 N 3rd Street
707 N 3rd St
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$40,000
3157 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
712 S Galena Street
712 South Galena Street
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$56,000
3625 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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 December 3 at 07:08 AM
This is downtown Aspen living at its finest. The AAA location feels private and secluded, yet it is a short walk to Gondola Plaza, shops and restaurants in downtown Aspen.
1 Unit Available
1113 Vine Street
1113 Vine St
Aspen, CO
1 Bedroom
$4,500
581 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
813 Bonita Drive
813 Bonita Drive
Aspen, CO
5 Bedrooms
$50,000
5560 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
This beautiful home, right on the Aspen Golf Course, is the perfect spot for your holidays this year.
1 Unit Available
111 S 6th Street
111 South 6th Street
Aspen, CO | Main Street Historic District
3 Bedrooms
$25,000
1960 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
629 E Main Street
629 East Main Street
Aspen, CO | Aspen Historic District
2 Bedrooms
$25,000
1137 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Rent this beautifully maintained two-bedroom townhome for your next vacation to Aspen. Enjoy 360-degree mountain views from the private rooftop deck.
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 December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
1564 Silver King Drive
1564 Silver King Drive
Aspen, CO
5 Bedrooms
$60,000
5209 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
1 Unit Available
1047 Vine Street
1047 Vine St
Aspen, CO
Studio
$3,500
443 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Beautifully remodeled, top floor Hunter Creek studio with views. This unit boasts hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and updated kitchen and bathroom.
1 Unit Available
100 E Dean Street
100 East Dean Court
Aspen, CO
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
880 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Central core Aspen living at its finest! This 2-bedroom condo is located downtown next to Koch Park, only 4 blocks from the gondola and two blocks from the iconic Lift 1-A.
1 Unit Available
793 Cemetery Lane
793 Cemetery Lane
Aspen, CO
3 Bedrooms
$30,000
3000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
633 W Main Street
633 West Main Street
Aspen, CO | Main Street Historic District
3 Bedrooms
$30,000
2969 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Immaculate three bedroom, three bath single family home in the Aspen Core, remodeled in late 2019. Oversized one car garage plus two off street parking spaces. Enjoy the multiple living areas and easy access to downtown.
1 Unit Available
202 Prospector Road
202 Prospector Road
Aspen, CO
4 Bedrooms
$40,000
4945 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
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
103 Stein Way
103 Stein Way
Aspen, CO
5 Bedrooms
$65,000
6456 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 07:08 AM
Idyllic Aspen getaway! Enjoy proximity to world-class skiing in the winter, hiking, and cycling to some of the most photographed peaks in the world in the summer! This property offers plenty of room for vacationers to spread out, take in the
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City Guide

Aspen
"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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Aspen
"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.