Vail ValleyVail Valley has a magic all its own - from ski slopes to gorgeous homes to chalet villages to wide open spaces and rugged terrain.
Once again, Colorado’s natural beauty inspired early adopters to move to the Vail Valley. Most notably, soldiers for the 10th Mountain Division trained in the mountainous area for missions in the Alps during World War II. Upon returning to the states, these men decided to re-create a European village and developed Vail in 1966. Vail has become a world-class ski area and resort community. Even though more dense and tall mixed-use buildings line the periphery of Vail along I-70, the old Covered Red Bridge still takes visitors across Gore Creek to the center of the charming town and up to the ski lift.
Beaver Creek is 15 minutes west of Vail and south of Avon, CO. Beaver Creek is comprised of 3 unique villages. This newer (1980) mountain home and resort development boasts its own town center with shops, restaurants, hotels, condos, performing arts center and children’s museum. Activities for adults and children – skiing, bungee jumping, golf, bicycling, and hiking – keep visitors busy in all four seasons.
Bachelor Gulch is its own mountain village… with its own Ritz-Carlton Hotel! With a limited area and number of homes, Bachelor Gulch is a prized address. Residents of Bachelor Gulch enjoy skiing on nearby slopes as well as other outdoor activities. The town of Avon, just minutes below Bachelor Gulch, offers big box stores, small boutique shops, gourmet dining, and needed services.
Another high-end development, Cordillera is about 15 minutes west of Avon (30 from Vail). It is comprised of distinct neighborhoods with different amenities for all residents. The “Valley” is close to I-70 and has the Valley Golf Course. As you ascend into the hills of Cordillera, the next neighborhood is “The Divide” with its short course. “The Ranch” is located a few miles up has its own Timber Hearth Clubhouse with driving range and Hale Irwin 18-hole course. The top is “The Summit” with a Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course and Summit Golf Club house. A rec center has outdoor tennis and pickle ball courts and indoor pool and exercise facilities. Bounded by White River National Forest, trails beckon residents and visitors. Deer, elk, fox and an occasional bear or mountain lion are often seen. Nature and beauty surround Cordillera.
Edwards is just a few minutes west of Avon. It has its own town center area, The Riverwalk parallel to the Eagle River. Development has picked up in Edwards as interest in mountain living has picked up. Communities in and near Edwards include Lake Creek, Arrowhead and Cordillera.
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