Discovering Basalt, Colorado | RFV Mountain Town Tour

Discovering Basalt, Colorado | RFV Mountain Town Tour

Discovering Basalt, Colorado

Welcome to Basalt, Colorado!

Basalt is more than just a place; it's a gateway to a lifestyle that balances the charm of small-town living with the accessibility and beauty of Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley.  

 

For a quick tour of Basalt, watch this video:

 

5 Things to Know about Basalt: 

1. Small town in a Prime Location

Located just 30 minutes from both Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Basalt serves as a convenient midpoint in the Roaring Fork Valley. With a population of under 4,000 people, it offers a small-town vibe while still providing easy access to numerous local amenities. This accessibility, coupled with a more approachable price point than its up-valley neighbor of Aspen, makes Basalt a coveted location for many.

 

2. Housing and Affordability 

In Basalt, you'll find a diverse range of housing options, including single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. The median price for a single-family home hovers around $2.25 million, while townhomes and condos are generally around the $1 million mark (as Fall 2023). 

While these figures may still be lofty, especially when compared to the national average, they offer a distinct value proposition when placed side by side with the luxury markets of Aspen and Snowmass.

 

3. Two Distinct Neighborhoods within Basalt:

Old Town Basalt 

Midland Avenue stands as the historic core of Old Town Basalt, where the rich history of the late 1800s is palpable. Here, classic Victorian homes sit alongside a few modern new builds, offering a glimpse into the town's evolution. The area boasts a vibrant feel, with single-family homes, townhomes, and condos all within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and other businesses.

Willits- A Modern Addition 

Willits represents the newer, modern addition to Basalt. It's a lively community where residents enjoy proximity to everyday conveniences. Like Old Town Basalt, residents here can walk to local restaurants, shops, a variety of businesses, and the RFV's only Whole Foods. The area exemplifies Basalt's ability to blend traditional charm with contemporary living, making it a desirable place for those seeking a dynamic, convenient lifestyle.

 

4. Beyond the Main Streets

Venturing outside the central areas of Basalt, you'll discover small communities that offer a more country-like atmosphere. These areas feature sprawling ranches, large estates, and breathtaking views, appealing to those who dream of a tranquil, nature-filled existence.

 

5. A Community in Harmony with Nature

Basalt's allure isn't just its geography or housing options; it's the lifestyle that comes with living here. The town attracts individuals and families seeking a balance between nature and community. Residents revel in the tranquil surroundings, the strong sense of community, and the active outdoor lifestyle. From hiking and biking to fishing in the Gold Medal waters of the Fryingpan River, to a quick commute to the slopes in Aspen, Basalt offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

 

Your Gateway to Basalt Living:

Interested in making Basalt your home or learning more about what it's like to live and work here? I'm here to assist. My goal is to help you navigate your real estate journey and ensure a seamless transition to this remarkable community. Basalt is more than a place to live—it's where life is lived well, surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a welcoming community. Reach out today to discover how you can become a part of this remarkable town.

Whether you're drawn to the historic charm of Old Town, the modern vibes of Willits, or the serene beauty of Basalt's countryside, this town promises a fulfilling and balanced lifestyle. Let's explore Basalt together and find your perfect spot in this Colorado gem.

I look forward to connecting soon!

- Ashley 

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