I generally serve the Vail Valley area, including Vail Village, Beaver Creek, Arrow Head and Cordillera as a real estate agent. I want you to find a dream home in the right area for you so I want to help you find that place! Here’s a little information on each of these neighborhoods and communities and what they can offer you. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want more information! For more details on the real estate market in each of these areas, you can get my monthly market report by clicking here.
Town of Vail
Town of Vail consists of the neighborhoods in the Town of Vail outside the Village Core areas. The free Town of Vail buses offer these neighborhoods easy access to Vail Mountain and Vail Village as the bus route winds past Single Family and Duplex homes with Town Homes and Condos along the way. In the summer people often ride bikes into Vail Village along the public golf course or on the bike path along Gore Creek. Hiking is enjoyed virtually out your back door. There are two grocery stores in West Vail and a small market in East Vail. Public venues include numerous pocket parks, dog-friendly parks and the Ford Amphitheater and Alpine Gardens. Prices range as low as $350,000 for a 1-bedroom condo to $7M+ for a home along Gore Creek to $20M+ for an Estate on the Golf Course or in the gated community of Spraddle Creek with stunning views of Vail Mountain.
Vail Village & Lionshead
Vail Village, Lionshead is the Village Core of the Vail Valley. Located at the base of Vail Mountain with Gore Creek meandering through much of the village this is the gem of the Vail Valley. You can find ski-in ski- out single family homes alongside condominiums serving clientele from the Front Range to the international stage all enjoying restaurants, shops, galleries and public amenities including concert venues, Alpine Gardens, Ice Arena, Library and walking paths in this slice of mountain Paradise.
Beaver Creek & Bachelor Gulch
Beaver Creek is a gated community with a peaceful, mountainside wonderland of large, luxurious family homes until you get to the magnificent resort base. Beaver Creek is about 15 minutes farther west on I-70 near the town of Avon. One of the resort’s major perks is that it isn’t directly on I-70, so it inherently has a more relaxed feel you’ll notice right away.
Beaver Creek attracts families who prefer to stay together in a large house and take advantage of all the amenities of the homes, such as private outdoor hot tubs, fire pits and grand fireplaces, theaters and game rooms, and plenty of space. There is Beaver Creek Village, where you’ll find fine dining restaurants, spas, and shops, but it doesn’t have as many options as Vail Village. You can also take the shuttle into the town of Avon.
Bachelor Gulch is famous for its grand Ritz-Carlton and is secluded community, just west of Beaver Creek Resort. This village provides ski-in/ski-out lodging from the only entirely on-mountain, residential neighborhood in the Vail Valley.
Arrowhead is a gated community on the west end of the Beaver Creek/Bachelor Gulch complex. It consists of a village-core area with a community pool, spa and tennis courts available to any property owner. A dial-a-ride is available to residents to Arrowhead Mountain and a shuttle is available to Beaver Creek. Single Family and Duplex homes overlook the Country Club of the Rockies Golf course. Condos and Townhomes can be found in the village core areas. Prices range from $600,000 for a small condo in Arrowhead’s Village Core to $7M for a trophy ski-in/out home along the slopes of Arrowhead and Beaver Creek.
Cordillera (Summit, Divide, Ranch)
Cordillera is a gated community with three neighborhoods wrapping around championship golf courses and enjoy spectacular mountain views. The range of Colorado mountain homes, combined with endless amenities, offer something for everyone.
Cordillera Ranch is half an hour from Vail Village. It was formerly a working ranch but now you can find individual homes with Colorado ranch architecture and design. There are 21 miles of hiking and winter sports trails. The Hale Irwin designed Mountain Golf Course winds through this neighborhood. Other amenities include the Trailhead Clubhouse with pool and playground home of the Cordillera Day Camp and “Cordy Camp”. In the winter golf is converted to a Nordic Center and Clubhouse with miles of groomed ski track available to any resident of Cordillera. The TimberHearth restaurant is a favorite amongst locals and Golf Club members. Enclave homes include Bearcat, Cimarron, Greyhawk, Club Cottages and Bentgrass.
Cordillera Divide is on the Eastern reaches of the Cordillera Complex. It takes just 10 minutes to Edwards and Arrowhead and 20 to 30 minutes to Vail Village. Here the influence is more of European architecture and design. There are expansive views of the Vail Valley from large single family homes as well as across to Cordillera’s Ranch and to the high peaks of the Sawatch Range and beyond. A special feature of the Divide is the Dave Pelz Short Course (10 par 3 holes). Residents love to just show up and walk the course especially if you own at Kensington where you can walk out your back door and onto the course. This is an arid mountain landscape with piñon and sage as the dominant species. Enclave homes include Les Pyrenees, Kensingtonand Alcazar
Cordillera Summit is on the Western side of the Cordillera Complex and is within 45 minutes of Vail. The prominent feature of the Summit are the majestic views of the Gore and Sawatch Ranges. The design of homes are a bit looser than the Ranch with a High Mountain architecture and design focus. Jack Nicklaus signature Summit Golf Course winds through much of the Summit with the Summit Clubhouse and restaurant anchoring much of the year round activities offered to Club members. The Athletic Center at Cordillera with indoor pool, outdoor hot tub and two hard tennis courts and pickle-ball courts are available to all Cordillera residence for free. Hiking and snowshoeing into Big Park and the White River National Forest favorite activities throughout the year.
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want more information! For more details on the real estate market in each of these areas, you can get my monthly market report by clicking here.