Spring is in the air in the Vail Valley.? There are currently 16 homes under contract in Eagle and Eagle Ranch, Colorado.? Starting from a loft on the Eagle River listed at $299,000 to a ranch in Castle Peak listed at $1,900,000.
Eagle has become a very thriving community with so much to offer for a?first time home buyer (local) and even for a second homeowner.? There are so many great events and such going on in the community.
After 3 years of discussion, the Town of Eagle is still working to iron out the details of Eagle River Station, a new mixed commercial and residential project to go in just east of Eagle?s I-70 interchange.? They?re getting the details nailed down well enough to eventually bring the measure to public vote.? With opposition to the project currently at 13 to 4, the public is not quite on board yet.?
Here?s the gist of it, taken from the Vail Mountaineer?s writer Randy Wyrick:
Eagle Ranch is a vibrant newer community that expands through the southern side of the Eagle Valley. It offers expansive views of Castle Peak and the Sawatch Mountain Range and a much warmer climate compared to up valley towns. The Eagle Ranch Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer course, runs through the community and the best elementary school in the valley for student test scores and parent participation is Eagle Ranch?s Brush Creek Elementary School. The community sprawls through 145 acres of opens space and playing fields, a community center and playground. Miles of bike and walking paths connect Eagle Ranch to downtown Eagle, the Terrace neighborhood and the surrounding open space.
A historical old Western town with an expansive mountain backdrop, Eagle is located 30 miles west of Vail, 20 miles west of Avon (the gateway to Beaver Creek) and 3 miles east of the Vail/Eagle Airport. The beginning of the ?down valley? area of the Eagle County, this charming town sits a notch up on the thermostat compared to up valley towns which?is appealing?to those who love the valley and the outdoors it offers, but grow tired of longer alpine winters.
Once considered a slow and sleepy town, Eagle has grown into its role as the county seat. Its traditional Main Street retains the charm and hospitality of a 1940's small town while newer developments have brought a movie theater and bowling alley. Like most locals, I find myself there several times a week and agree with Eagle residents that it?s not a matter of ?getting used to the drive?, as up valley residents say. Once you fall in love with the community, the drive becomes part of the charm and, as we all know,?people in other areas of the country spend hours driving through traffic to go shorter distances ? at least here it?s beautiful and traffic free.