Voted Americas “Best Town to Live” isGlenwood Springs CO. Outdoor recreation is unlimited here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Some activities include skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, shopping,soakingand more.
The real estate market is very active at the moment and we are seeing people of all ages move to this area of the state. Whether you are buying or selling, there is great promise that awaits in the local market and I would be honored to have a conversation with you if interested.
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Downtown Glenwood Springs
When your legs are tired and belly is hungry after a long day of activities, come downtown to relax and refuel! Our downtown offers a wider range of local restaurants than nearby big city Grand Junction. With the exception of sea food, we have a restaurant that specializes in just about anything you can possible be hungry for!
If you are looking to get some shopping in than we have that to offer as well! A wide range of local, artsy and eclectic shops line the historic downtown landscape. Whether you are a rugged mountaineer or looking for jewelry you are sure to find the perfect gift to take with you when shopping in Glenwood Springs.
We are seeing incredible action in the real estate market here. Home prices continue to rise and some are higher than they were before 2008 when the housing bubble burst. Some will say it’s a sellers market but I firmly believe there are two sides to our current market situation. I think you should buy now because prices will continue to rise. I also think you should sell now because at some point prices have to stop rising and begin to taper off.
Next time you visitGlenwood SpringsCO please give me a call and I would love to show you around our beautiful town!
When I am working with clients from out of the area there are many questions that come up regarding our community. One of these is the size of our city. Glenwood Springs CO is the largest city on the I-70 corridor between Denver CO and Grand Junction CO. Please find the chart below to learn about the population of Glenwood Springs CO.
In addition to population, there are many other factors you might want to learn about if you are considering the move to Glenwood Springs CO. As you can see from the chart above, we have a fairly diverse community compared to some other small towns in Colorado. One could argue this is because the schools, weather, attractions or many other things.
One thing that is undeniable is that our population is continuing to rise. The culture of Glenwood Springs CO attracts people and tends to make visitors turn into residents. As we look at housing, there is starting to become a shortage because of the population increase. Since we live in a valley and cannot really expand construction outward we are seeing people start to relocate further up or down valley to some of our neighboring communities. To get more information on Glenwood Springs CO and the community check out this post: http://manwaringproperties.com/glenwood-springs-real-estate/
If you are interested in Glenwood Springs CO real estate or just the community in general, we hope you find this article helpful. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about Glenwood Springs CO or the real estate market here, please contact me today.
Glenwood Springs CO is best known as a historic destination for vacationers with diverse natural amenities, most particularlyhot springs, butgentrificationand development have introduced modern cultural, dining, and recreational activities as well. It is also home to two of the campuses and the administrative offices of theColorado Mountain Collegesystem.
Glenwood Springs CO in 2015 was awarded both as the Most Vibrant Small Town Arts Environment in the United States bySMUand the 5th Best Place to Live in AmericabyOutside Magazine. It was also named the Most Fun Town in America byRand McNallyandUSA Todayin 2011.
Glenwood Springs was originally known as “Defiance”, a name sometimes still used by local teams or businesses. Defiance was established in 1883 as a camp of tents, saloons, and brothels with an increasing amount of cabins and lodging establishments. It was populated with the expected crowd of gamblers,gunslingers, and prostitutes. Town Founder Isaac Cooper’s wife Sarah was having a hard time adjusting to thefrontierlife and, in an attempt to make her environment somewhat more comfortable, persuaded the founders to change the name to Glenwood Springs CO after her beloved hometown ofGlenwood, Iowa.
Glenwood Hot Springs Bathhouse, Glenwood Springs, built c. 1888.
The location of Glenwood Springs, as well as gaining a stop on the railroad, rapidly made it a center of commerce in the area. The city has seen famous visitors, includingPresidentTeddy Roosevelt, who spent an entire summer vacation living out of the historicHotel Colorado.Doc Holliday, a wild west legend from theO.K. Corral gunfight, spent the final months of his life in Glenwood Springs and is buried in the town’s original Pioneer Cemetery above Bennett Avenue.Kid Curryis buried in the same location. Infamousserial killerTed Bundywas imprisoned in the Glenwood Springs jail until he escaped on the night of December 30, 1977, an escape which went undetected for 17 hours.
Glenwood Springs was one of the first places in the United States to have electric lights. The original lighting was installed in 1897 inside of the Fairy Caves in Iron Mountain. Later a dam was built inGlenwood Canyon, providing water for the Shoshone power plant. The plant began producing power on May 16, 1909 and retains the largest and oldest water rights to the Colorado River, the Shoshone Call, which is now far more valuable for the protection of Colorado River water rather than the minimal electricity produced.
Glenwood Springs winds throughout the narrow mountain valleys that host the confluence of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River. The surrounding terrain is steeply contoured on all sides with numerous caves to be found. Extensive geothermal resources exist in the area, most famously manifest in the local hot springs, but also evidenced through other features such as theDotseromaar. Occasional proposals to leverage the geothermal energy for other purposes arise.Glenwood Springs has experienced several significant mudslides throughout its history, a threat mitigated somewhat by public works.
Reddish colored sandstone cliffs surround the city.
Glenwood Springs is one of the most walkable towns in America. A distinction that has been recognized byPBS and Walking Magazine including in the Walking Town Hall of Fame. Though the town’s dense amenities and constrained geography make Glenwood Springs a natural environment for pedestrians and cyclists, the extensive trails running throughout and around the city resulted from a renaissance that began in the 1980s in response to congestion and traffic.
Due to assertive planning by city management during the early years of the city Glenwood Springs owns some of the most senior water rights to tributaries of the Colorado River. Despite very little risk of water supply inadequacy unlike most of theAmerican West, conservation plans have been enacted anyway for largely environmental reasons. Supply is so ample that the city has an incomplete understanding of its own water rights. The town’s drinking water is supplied primarily through senior rights to major watersheds in theFlat Tops Wilderness Areaand thetap wateris generally of excellent quality.
Glenwood Springs has a generally mild and semi-arid climate. Much more consistently stable than that of theFront Rangeand most of Colorado, though still decidedly continental and prone to periods of extreme weather.Microclimatesdominate Glenwood Springs with areas close to the rivers often much more damp and cool than hillsides.
There were 3,216 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% weremarried couplesliving together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,934, and the median income for a family was $52,903. Males had a median income of $38,506 versus $29,272 for females. Theper capita incomefor the city was $23,449. About 3.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below thepoverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
Despite being an expensive area in which to live, Glenwood Springs has the highest life expectancy in America for 40-year-olds making working wages.
Glenwood Springs’ economy has centered on hospitality for vacationers since its foundation, unlike many of Colorado’s mountain towns, which were generally settled for mining or railroad purposes. While early railroad access and inclusion on main lines and proximity toAspencertainly catalyzed the city’s growth, Glenwood Springs consistently attracted visitors, and thus never really experienced the bust or quiet years most mountain towns endured.
Upscale dining and shopping facilities, part of ongoing gentrification
Much of this tourism, particularly during the summer months, typically involves local outdoor sports or the amenities of the town. In the winter, the proximity of Glenwood Springs to multiple major ski resorts and its hot springs draw visitors as well. Autumn is scenic as thegambel oaksstudding the hillsides change color, and spring brings a tide ofviolasand other flowers, particularly bulbs, from traditionaldaffodilsto nativesego lilies.
Historically, Glenwood Springs has been most visited by residents of other parts of Colorado, but tourism from the rest of America and the world has been the most rapid source of growth recently. Excellent connectivity is provided throughout town by a local fiber-optic loop with multiple uplinks due to Glenwood’s railroad heritage.
Glenwood Springs also serves as abedroom communityfor Aspen andVail, while many people who work in Glenwood Springs in turn live further down the Colorado River. Further growth is expected to be slow due to severe geographic constraintsand, if further population growth is to be accommodated, it must come primarily from multifamily infill development.
Bloomberg Businessnamed Glenwood Springs the 7th wealthiest small town in America in 2015,due principally to the influence of Aspen. Glenwood Springs and Aspen share amicropolitan statistical areaand many businesses serve the entire Valley, including a consolidatedMLS. Many small businesses start in the area due to the ambient wealth and a strong preference for local business, but they typically relocate to larger metropolitan areas after successful growth leads to needs for more affordable labor and physical resources.
Glenwood Springs is the headquarters of the Roaring Fork RE-1 school district and the Colorado Mountain College. In all, the city has 5 public K-12 schools: Glenwood Springs High School, Yampah Mountain High School (an alternative school not part of RE-1), Glenwood Springs Middle School, Glenwood Springs Elementary School, and Sopris Elementary School. St. Stephen’s Catholic Elementary School, which was founded in 1982, is K-8.
Glenwood Springs’ principal news source is the Post Independent,a local daily newspaper created by the merger of the Glenwood Post, with a colorful history stretching back in various forms to 1889, and a newer competitor, the Glenwood Independent. It has received numerous awards over the years, including the 2016American Society of News Editors‘ Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership. The newspaper and many of its reporters have been recognized by the Colorado Associated Press for a variety of distinctions.
KMTS provides local country radio along the Colorado River and KSNO serves the Roaring Fork Valley.
Due to the scenery, timetables designed for maximum sunlight in Glenwood Canyon, the proximity of downtown, and the sheer volume of local tourism, Glenwood Springs receives more passenger traffic than many major cities on theZephyrline, includingLincoln,Omaha,Grand Junction. andSalt Lake City.
TheZephyrtakes a scenic route through the mountains between Denver and Glenwood Springs. Much of the route follows the Colorado River and is away from roads and major development. Part of the route near Glenwood Springs was used for locations in the1995action movieUnder Siege 2: Dark Territory, starringSteven Seagal.
The local transportation authority retains ownership of the land previously used for rail traffic to Aspen, a source of occasional consternation in balancing development needs. Proposals to introduce light rail to the Valley were almost realizedbut were not found economically feasible.VelociRFTA service described below currently serves the role well.
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority(RFTA, pronounced “rafta”) provides bus transit in Glenwood Springs and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. VelociRFTA(pronounced “Veloci-rafta”, a pun onvelociraptor)BRTservice, the first rural BRT in the United States, began in September 2013, offering connections between south Glenwood Springs and Aspen roughly every 15 minutes with a 60-minute total travel time.
The city also operates an intracity bus service, Ride Glenwood.Ride Glenwood offers a main route from the west side of town along the 6&24 corridor, through downtown, to the south part of Glenwood along Hwy 82.
A free shuttle runs between the Hotel Colorado and Olive & 6th and the Hot Springs at 8th & Cooper and Centennial Park runs every 20 minutes from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM while construction on the new pedestrian walkway over the Colorado River is underway.
Dailybus service named theBustang runs between Glenwood Springs CO and Denver operated byCDOT. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and electricity and restrooms. Direct connection toDenver International Airportthrough commuter rail is available at the drop-off point in Union Station.
Glenwood Springs CO lies alongI-70at exit 116 (main exit), about 150 miles (240 km) west of Denver. I-70 is one of the main east-west routes through theRocky Mountains.
Glenwood Springs CO Airport, a municipal airport, was built in the early 1940s. Its airport code is KGWS. The airport was also named the 4th most challenging mountain airport by theAircraft Owners and Pilots Association(AOPA). The main reasons cited were the airport’s mountainous location, therunway, and the unpredictable wind gusts, which caused a crash in 2007. In 2004 aCessnacrashed into an apartment near the airport due to engine problems.
Glenwood Springs CO has always been famous principally for outdoor recreation. Today joined by cultural facilities and the emergence of Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley as a whole as a gastronomical destinationforfoodies.Activities includewhitewater rafting,kayaking,caving, cycling,rock climbing,horseback riding,all-terrain vehicle(ATV) tours, off-roadHummertours,Segwaytours, tandem paragliding flights, world-class fishing, and lodge stays in Glenwood Canyon. Outfitters are available to help visitors arrange activities.
hot springs pool
The large hot springs pool
The primary draw of Glenwood Springs CO for over a hundred years has been the numerous hot springs in the area.Colorado is making a broader effort to advertise its hot springs after surveys demonstrated the high value visitors place on hot mineral waters.
Glenwood Hot Springsis the largest hot springs facility in town, centrally located across the Colorado River from Downtown. The large pool is kept at 93 °F (34 °C) year round and is the world’s largest hot mineral springs pool. The smaller “Therapy Pool” averages 104 °F (40 °C) degrees Fahrenheit year round, preferred by some for its higher mineral content. There is a 107-room lodge, which includes unlimited access to the hot springs and a full hot breakfast for all guests. Spa of the Rockies is an award winning mineral spa that specializes in natural mineral based treatments. Other amenities include a full service athletic club, gift shop and restaurant. Two waterslides, mini golf, and a cold water kiddy pool are open during the warmer months.
Yampah Hot Springsvapor caves are historic underground steam baths. They are over 100 years old and were used by theUte Indiansas a source of rejuvenation and healing. Today, the vapor caves consist of three adjoining underground rock chambers. Cave temperatures average 110 to 112 °F (43 to 44 °C). The hot springs and mineral caves are tourist attractions and were a main reason for the settlement of Glenwood Springs CO.
Iron Mountain Hot Springsoffers a complimentary experience with smaller pools in a more intimate setting. The underlying geothermal resources and land have been developed and closed several times.The present business opened in 2015.
Sunlight Mountain Resortis the hometown hill for Glenwood Springs CO. Operating a brick and mortar store for lift tickets, rentals, repairs, and equipment in downtown Glenwood. The ski resort itself lies 12 miles from town on County Road 117, also known as Four Mile Road. Sunlight Mountain Resort is most well-known to familiesdue to a variety of terrain that all leads to a single main base. It offers excellentcross-countryskiing in a large groomed Nordic area. There are multiple very steep open grove runs for experts who enjoy tree skiing and powder.
Other ski areas such as Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Vail are about 45 minutes away. Glenwood Springs CO is still frequently selected as a home base for visitors to these other resorts due to the hot springs, cultural and dining options, and cheaper lodging in the winter.
Rafting, kayaking, and fishing
Two of the largest rivers in Colorado, the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, converge in Glenwood Springs CO. Both are used extensively for recreation by locals, visitors and commercial outfitters. The waters of the Roaring Fork flowing through Glenwood Springs proper are “Gold Medal” fishing waters, formally so designated byColorado Parks and Wildlife.
The natural diversity in terrain and gradient of Glenwood Canyon and many local watersheds provides options for most watercraft users’ skill levels. The Roaring Fork river provides a relaxing float trip with very fewclass 2 rapids. The Colorado River starting at Grizzly Creek is also a tame class 2 float. Running the Colorado from the Shoshone put-in provides a more adrenaline-loaded experience onupper class 3 rapids. Different times of year will accommodate different skill levels, with spring run-off making the rivers vastly more wild. The rivers are often lackadaisical during the autumn and frozen over completely in the winter.
There is a dedicated Glenwood Whitewater Parkthat was developed in the river near Midland Avenue to provide features and terrain for stationary wave surfing, kayaking, and more.
Glenwood Springs CO is home to a 9-hole golf course referred to by locals as “The Hill” and is within driving distance of mountain golf. One golf club receivedGolf Magazine‘s “Best of America’s New Courses” list. Several larger courses, most notably including River Valley Ranch and Ironbridge,sprawl through some of the mountain valleys around Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.
There are several localputt-putt golffacilities that generally only open in the summer.
Two exceptionallybeautiful and long trails host Glenwood Springs CO as one of the endpoints.
The Glenwood Canyon Recreational Trailwinds 16 miles (26 km) through Glenwood Canyon sandwiched between the canyon walls and the Colorado River. It is suitable for families and recreational riders, with several access points andrest areasalong the way.
Beyond these primary trails, scores of connector trails and designated bike paths exist in the City and throughout the surrounding region. Bike rentals and shuttles are available at several outfitters in town. The network of trails offers several loops within the city, including some that tour the rivers.
TheGlenwood Caverns Adventure Parkis a moderate-sized amusement park aimed at visitors of all ages. A tram takes visitors up to an extensive system of caverns historically known as the “Fairy Caves”, now known as theGlenwood Caverns. Bus transport is available as a backup on windy days.
Principal attractions are the caverns and a number of imported thrill rides. This includes analpine slide, theGiant Canyon Swing which spins riders out over the cliff-edge of Glenwood Canyon to reflect on the Colorado River some 1300 ft below, and the Cliffhanger aroller coasterwhich is literally bolted to the mountain. More genteel experiences such aslaser tag, lunch, and rides for small children are hosted at the top of the tramway. The rides and the tramway are faintly visible throughout the city.
The Glenwood Caverns themselves are a complex cave system that winds throughout Iron Mountain. They eventually connect to the same hydrothermal features that power the hot springs. A guided walking cave tour will take you through the cave system to see places like Kings Row, the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado. Also the Barn, the second largest cave room in Colorado. Challenging and authentic guided caving experiences are available as well.
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue
TheGlenwood Vaudeville Revueis a two-hour professionaldinner theatershow performing comedy skits, dances, and songs for audiences of all ages. An old downtown movie theater was purchased and renovated into a dedicated performance venue.The Revue has been in professional performance since 2009 and the shows and food are generally highly regarded.
Hanging Lakeis located inGlenwood Canyonabout 7 miles (11 km) east of Glenwood Springs CO. The lake is reached via atrailheadlocated nearI-70in the bottom of the canyon. In the summer of 2010 the boardwalk at the lake was replaced. The trail to the lake itself is fairly strenuous, but the trailhead is easily accessible so long as parking is available. Cars regularly fill the lot all the way to the highway during most times of year.
Preservation of the lake’s unique beauty is becoming a struggle against rapidly rising levels of visitation.Plans are currently underway to provide alternative transportation options, study capacity limitations, and gauge other mechanisms to reduce the impact of visitation while still sharing the lake with a maximum number of visitors.
The unique geography of Glenwood Springs CO etched deep into the surrounding terrain by the confluence of the rivers provides hundreds of miles of off-road trails minutes from downtown.
The most popular trail near Glenwood Springs CO is called the Transfer Trail. This trail starts on the base of Iron Mountain and travels on theFlat Topsgoing near many clear mountain lakes and hidden caves. The Transfer Trail was once a primary access route to Glenwood Springs when Glenwood Canyon was considered largely impassible. The Flat Tops still host the ghost town of Carbonate at 10,783 ft of elevation, the first county seat of Garfield County.
One of many festivals and markets hosted by Glenwood Springs throughout the year, the Downtown Marketfarmers’ marketoccurs every Tuesday throughout the summer months. Vendors offer locally grown and Colorado made products, primarily foodstuffs and crafts and wares. Cooking demonstrations and musical performances are sometimes arranged in a small nearby park.
If you are in the real estate market in Glenwood Springs, Colorado than you are more than likely interested in the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs. This article provides you a geographic layout below to help you choose which neighborhood might be best for you when searching for a spot to settle down here in Glenwood Springs.
8th St to 27th St
This is the heart of downtown. Dating back to the 1800’s you will find an incredible mix of residential and commercial property here. In the residential category you will find mostly single family homes built between the late 1800’s and 1950’s. There are a few condo or townhouse dwellings mixed in as well but for the most part if you are shopping downtown you are more than likely shopping for a historic property. Of course a huge benefit of living here is the walking access to downtown.
North of the Colorado River
Anchored by the historic Hotel Colorado, this neighborhoods boasts lots of history and charm. In most locations in this neighborhood you can easily walk downtown. With the recent Grand Ave. bridge construction, this area will be taking on a whole new twist come 2017. Initial plans call for a promenade area of shops and restaurants because the bridge will no longer divert traffic through this area of town. Many people in the community are talking about how this will be one of the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs once the bridge construction finishes in 2017.
South of Glenwood (27th St and further South)
Just passed Berthod Motors on South Grand Ave you will come to 33rd St. This one way in and one way out street provides access to the tiny neighborhood of Cole subdivision. Whether it’s because I live in this neighborhood or just love the access to town, flat lots and no thru traffic, it is arguably one of the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs. You have access to the Rio Grande recreation trail out of this neighborhood and also easy access to the river and downtown.
Running parallel to Highway 82 and just East of The Roaring Fork River you will find Sopris Ave. A long flat street is home to about 100 properties in this neighborhood. Anyone you talk to here seems extremely happy to be settled into this neck of the woods. Providing you access to the recreation path, downtown and river just outside your door are some of the main reasons people love living in this little neighborhood.
An ideal golf and mountain community all in one. Stunning views of Mt. Sopris from pristine perspectives. An 18-hole alpine course designed by Arthur Hills and refined by Tom Lehman. Locals refer to it as “the best kept secret in the valley.” An incredible recreation center with a state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatic center with a pool, kid’s wading pool, water slide, and hot tub, tennis courts, basketball courts, climbing wall and a playground for kids. Approximately four miles of hiking and bike paths, catch-and-release trophy fishing ponds, and best of all…wide open spaces. Ironbridge also has a Property Owners Association with current dues of $375/month which serves as a communication tool between the POA and the residents of Ironbridge.
Located South of Glenwood Springs and just north of the Ironbridge community, Westbank features large family homes that enjoy large lots, water rights and mature landscaping. Many of the homes are along the fairways of the Ironbridge golf course. The homes were mostly built in the 80s and tend to be larger homes. While many have been updated, many still have the feel of the 80s and are ripe for renovation.
Situated a mile up the Colorado Mountain College Road and equal distance between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, Pinyon Mesa is a newer subdivision. With a total of 80 lots averaging around a quarter acre each these custom home sites combine the feel of the country with a small neighborhood. Homes range from 1900-4000 square feet and are mostly being built with contemporary finishes and adirondack floor plans.
Located at the top of the Colorado Mountain College Road (Highway 114), Elk Springs provides the opportunity for living in harmony with a uniquely natural environment. It is almost impossible to find a location in Glenwood Springs with better views than Elk Springs. Elk Springs is a place to live in cooperation with nature’s pure beauty. A place where the old growth forest is prized and revered, where the homes become a part of the landscape instead of a blight upon it, and where the hundreds of acres of natural, forever preserved open space are our most important amenity.
Four Mile Corridor
4 Mile Ranch
Deep in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, nestled between the world famous Hot Springs Pool and the local’s favorite Sunlight Ski area, sits 4 Mile Ranch. With 57 homesites, each with their own unique views of the 4 Mile corridor, Sunlight Ski area, Mt. Sopris, and the Flat Tops of the White River National Forest, 4 Mile Ranch offers the feel of a rural mountain setting with all of the services and amenities offered in nearby Glenwood Springs. With abundant wildlife such as Elk, Deer, Fox, Owls, Falcons, Geese, and Cranes to name a few, and walking trails throughout the neighborhood, one can easily enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Just a few minutes from downtown Glenwood and the Sunlight Ski area, Oak Meadows has more of a country feel yet is only a 10 minute drive away. The homes for sale and lots for sale offer a lot of variety; lots range from around 10,000 sq. ft up to multiple acres and there is a mix of older and newer homes. There even a few town homes available. The neighborhood has its own park and tennis courts. Oak Meadows features great views and lots of wildlife. It also offers low cost storage for RVs and other toys on site. It is at a higher elevation than Glenwood Springs and residents enjoy cooler summers and more snow in the winter. Oak Meadows is a popular community and usually only has a few homes available in the real estate market at any one time.
If you are looking to live at the ski slopes, we have only 1 option in Glenwood Springs and that is Sunlight Mountain. Very few single family homes are available but there are several small parcels of condos and town homes to choose from. Located just 20 minutes from downtown, when you decide to live in Sunlight you are likely a skiing enthusiast.
Nestled just west of the Roaring Fork river and perched above the town of Glenwood is Red Mountain. Here you will find more affordable signle family homes than most other neighborhoods in town with great access to trails and recreation just steps from your door. This is widely considered one of the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs.
Cardiff Glen is located south of Glenwood Springs near the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport. The town homes in Cardiff Glen are popular starter homes for local families. The neighborhood is right next to Sopris Elementary School and has a central park and lots of children running around. The homes are typically 2 or 3 bedrooms. Each home has a road in front, with a small lawn and a porch. Behind each home is an alley with additional parking and garage access. These homes tend to be the least expensive single family homes in Glenwood.
There are a lot of reasons to fall in love with this Colorado town but Glenwood Springs weather is at the top of the list. With an average of 290 days of sunshine annually, an elevation at 5,761 feet above sea level and 4 true seasons, there is nothing not to love about the weather in Glenwood.
Locally we sometimes compare the weather in Glenwood to that of Denver. Although you are located in a mountain setting, the low elevation and valley presence secures fantastic year round weather for Glenwood similar to what we have in Denver.
There is a cool website called Weather Underground that is an accurate source for checking Glenwood Springs local forecasts: https://www.wunderground.com/us/co/glenwood-springs
The town of New Castle Colorado is a quaint town situated in a narrow valley with views of mountain peaks, and it’s the proud home of an award-winning golf course at Lakota Canyon. This town is rich in history and charm. At an elevation of 5,500 feet and with four distinct seasons, the town offers year-round recreational opportunities. Only a couple of thousand residents live in New Castle full time and when you meet them, you are typically greeted with cheer and charisma.
New Castle Colorado has become a very popular real estate market over the last couple years. This is partly due to rising home prices in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and further up valley. New Castle has remained relatively affordable to some of the other surrounding towns in the area. We are starting to see home prices in New Castle rise at an increasing rate as well.
Whatever the reason might be that you are living or visiting New Castle, you should make it a point to do these things:
Play a round of golf at Lakota Canyon
Grab a happy hour beverage at White River Bar & Grill
Take a ride up to the flat tops (especially if you have a dirt bike, ATV or UTV)
Take a guided raft trip on the Colorado River
New Castle is a wonderful community. The people are amazing and the views are simply incredible. We have a diverse community ranging from youth all the way to retirees. The local high school is Coal Ridge High School for New Castle.
Next time you visit the Western Slope, make it a point to stop in New Castle and you will not be disappointed. With all the beauty in the small towns around New Castle, it often gets overlooked and I do not want you to miss that opportunity!
For real estate in New Castle, contact Shawn Manwaring at Manwaring.RealEstate@gmail.com or 970.389.6069