Overview:Established in 1962, the town of Vail lies at the base of the world famous Vail Ski Resort. With an altitude of 8,150 feet, this iconic, Bavarian style village has warm, sunny summers and coldy, snowy winters. Three primarily pedestrian bases, Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead, are linked by the largest free bus system in the United States. West Vail lies only minutes away from Vail Village and Lionshead. Beautiful neighborhoods and parks, and a strong sense of community. Sunny, aspen covered mountain views set a dramatic stage year round for those lucky enough to call West Vail "home". East Vail is a quiet community situated along Gore Creek and surrounded by pine and aspen trees, that offers many opportunities for a peaceful atmosphere and outdoor recreation. Lastly, Vail Golf Course offers magnificent views of the Gore Range, Gore Creek & green fairways. Residents and visitors of this area are surround by beauty year round and can enjoy the 18 hole, mountain style golf course.
Attractions:The Vail economy is based on tourism and the area is rich in amenities. With nearly 5,300 skiable acres and more than 30 lifts, Vail is a skier and snowboarder paradise. Locals and visitors may enjoy high end shopping, dining and spas, hiking, horseback riding, biking and fishing in a stunning alpine setting. Festivals, farmers markets, concerts and cultural events are woven throughout each season. Vail Golf Course has a wealth of activities located directly outside your front door. Simply step outside to play at one of the top resort courses in the country in the summer. The course is also used as Vail's Nordic Center and ski and snowshoe afficianodoes abound in the winter months.
Real Estate:Vail offers a variety of home buying opportunities. Luxurious single family homes, condominiums, duplexes and hotel residences dot the heated, cobblestone streets and slopes of Vail. While the neighborhoods are largely a residential area, homeowners do have the convenience of markets, restaurants, and commercial opportunities.