Welcome to West Aspen
West Aspen is a charming enclave with a relaxed, family-friendly feel that keeps all of Aspen’s recreational activities at your fingertips. Nestled against the area’s mountainous scenery, homes in this part of town enjoy exclusive privacy and the peace of solitude without sacrificing the convenience of the local community. Before Aspen was an internationally-known mountain resort town, it was a booming silver mine camp. Today, West Aspen still sports inklings of its rustic roots and down-to-earth charisma. Spacious lots and scenic vistas create a strong sense of serenity, yet maintained roads support easy navigation into town and around the mountains.
Homes in West Aspen are famously large scale, recognized for their spacious lots and sweeping floor plans. Close to Aspen’s heart, West Aspen sports a selection of luxurious townhomes and updated condominiums, and if you follow Red Butte Drive toward the Roaring Fork River, you’ll find gorgeous waterfront estates. Newer developments in West Aspen offer ski-in and ski-out access to the slopes, which makes this part of town perfect for secondary homeowners seeking a snowy escape.
What to Love
- Year-round outdoor recreation
- Dreamy landscapes aplenty
- Exquisite eateries
- Family-friendly atmosphere
- Ski-in and ski-out homes
- Peaceful, quiet streets
People & Lifestyle
West Aspen’s roomy estates are close to all four Aspen snow peaks, making this a popular location for avid skiers. The area’s spacious lots provide ample privacy, and its convenient location keeps residents close to Aspen’s vibrant Central Core, where you’ll find numerous award-winning eateries, luxurious boutiques, and upscale services.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Because of West Aspen’s unique location, residents enjoy the nearby conveniences of Aspen’s Central Core as well as all of the outdoor recreation they can dream of. For mountaintop dining with stunning views of Pyramid Peak, head up to Cliffhouse
. This casual slopeside eatery serves bold
Asian flavors and panoramic scenery.
The historic Wheeler Opera House
hosts a variety of outstanding events all year-long, while nearby Belly Up
is a music venue that hosts acts across all genres for a stunning selection of evening entertainment.
Things to Do
In West Aspen, you’ll always be close to the action. No matter what time of year, this area is bursting with indoor and outdoor activities to fill your social calendar. Maroon Creek Club
is an upscale country club with a Tom Fazio-designed golf course that offers challenging and engaging gameplay. The public golf course at Aspen Golf Club
is a favorite for casual golfers craving a laid-back afternoon on the fairways.
Maroon Lake and the Maroon Bells are two popular outdoor destinations any time of year, as well as one of Aspen’s most-photographed locales. Buttermilk Mountain
offers incredible slopes for beginning skiers while serious adventurers love attending The X Games
, which have been held in Aspen for nearly 20 consecutive years.
Students in West Aspen enjoy robust academic opportunities that encourage them to reach their fullest potential. With some of the highest-rated schools in the state, this area has a thriving educational atmosphere. A few of the most notable scholastic facilities include:
- Aspen Elementary School, PK-4
- Aspen Country Day School, PK-8
- Aspen High School, 9-12