Just a couple exits down the I-70 from Vail, Avon is well known as the gateway to Beaver Creek.? For locals, it?s a stop on our weekly to do list as the home of the most price sensitive grocery & everything else stores in the Valley. ?While other area of the valley shy away from big chain names, Avon proudly homes well known names like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Outback Steak House, Pier 1, Sports Authority and Radio Shack.? At the center of town,Nottingham Lake lends a beautiful and peaceful side to balance out the town and gives us a perfect place for community festivities including Colorado?s largest display of fireworks on the 4th of July.? Avon also offers a library, recreation center and plenty of pocket parks and playgrounds.?