Last week I gave on the order $1,500 to several different local non-profit groups in Eagle County. This is a part of my gifting program where I pledge to give back 5% of my earnings to a local charity of my real estate Buyer or Seller's choice. This could benefit a cause with which you are passionate......
The recipients for this last round of giving were the Round-Up River Ranch, Vail Valley Foundation, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, and Habitat For Humanity. They all received money as a result of recent real estate closings I completed in the Vail Valley.
I understand the need for help--I moved to Vail in 1974 and I've been involved wtih several nonprofit organizations through the years.
If you would like to buy or sell Vail Valley real estate, where we all win, please contact:
Fly fishing in the Vail Valley?is fantastic!? There are many excellent rivers to fish; Gore Creek, the Eagle River, and the Colorado River all produce good fish, and we have many great guides and fly shops that can help you find them.? The rivers hold rainbows, cut-throats, and browns? ( to name a few) and each is a joy to catch or?to just?look at.?
Sylvan Lake State Park?has great fishing, ?for the kids as well.? Located south of Eagle with easy access, Sylvan Lake is a fun day trip or awesome spot for overnight camping.
There are?also?several ponds?and private lakes here in Eagle County that?contain massive trout; if you're lucky enough to fish them, bring your camera as you'll want to remember some of these monster fish!
Of all the places I've called home, East Vail is the one place that I really miss.? For the alpine enthusiast, East Vail has it all: great hiking, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing, kayaking, abundant wildlife, and very little commercial development.
As the gateway to the Vail Valley for most of our car driving visitors,?East Vail?speaks to an earlier time when skiing was about skiing, not about?a "resort".? A-frames and mountain chalets dot the eastern reaches, as?massive pine trees and snow banks provide a true alpine environment.
Take the time to ride your bike along the winding streets, and along Gore Creek on the way to Vail Pass.? Discover one or all of the high altitude lakes that lie at the base of the Gore Range.? Sit in a meadow of wildflowers while your only companion is the wind and the sunshine, and the birds and the deer.? You get the picture.
East Vail continues to be one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the entire Vail Valley.? With a true alpine feel, East Vail embodies all that a skiing retreat should be: close proximity to world class skiing, HUGE views of mountains and National Forest, and a great mix of local residents and second homeowners.
One complex that embodies the East Vail way of life is Altair Vail!? Located just off of Bighorn Road, the condos in Altair have an ideal location, with the free Town of Vail bus service stopping?right outside.? Just down the road is a market and a liquor store for those last minute necessities.? Currently there is one 1 Bedroom unit available for sale, listed at $315,000.? And there is one 2 bedroom unit under contract.
There are now 3 Booth Creek Townhomes on the market in East Vail, all with views to Vail Mountain.? Located one mile west of the East Vail exit, on the north side of I-70, these townhomes are spacious with very functional floorplans.? Units E1, E2, and G3 are listed at $683,900; $639,000; and $680,000, respectively.
East Vail with Sun, and on the free bus route.? With great open living on 3 levels, these 3 bedroom/2.5 bath units have a private, comfortable?feel.?
Please call or email anytime to learn more about this great complex and these specific homes.
Eagle-Vail is a wonderful neighborhood,?situated between Vail and Beaver Creek,?within the acclaimed Vail Valley.? Its premium upvalley location, (East Vail being as upvalley as possible), almost guarantees its future success, bucking the trend of locals having to?move downvalley.
An excellent public golf course, as well as a fun Par 3 course, wind through the community, graced with ponds and streams.? With the price appreciation that both Vail and Beaver Creek have seen in recent months and years, Eagle-Vail?still represents a value!? Other ammenities within this community are: a pool, tennis courts,? skateboard park, sports fields, a pavilllon, many pocket parks, and miles of biking and hiking.
There are currently many buying opportunities, especially?for condos and townhomes.? With 22 units on the market between $450K and $600K, there is bound to be one that meets one's needs.
The Vail real estate market heads into the spring season with many?new listings.? Since 4/1/07 there have been 32 new listings added to the Vail Board of Realtors MLS system.? 17 of those are the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail, ranging in price from $3.85 million for 1705 square feet to $11.135 million for a 4137 sqaure foot penthouse.? (Upon the release of the Ritz project in West Lionshead, 54 went under contract in one weekend!)
On the more affordable end of the market, a Pitkin Creek one bedroom just hit the market, listed at $325,000.? This 656 square foot condo in East Vail is poised to get snatched up as a great entry property into the Vail market.?
The Vail Valley is an amazing place to live.? Just ask anyone that has chosen to call this beautiful place home, forsaking their hometowns for powder days.? But the ironic trend here in the valley is that locals are moving west, forsaking ski days for a garage, a backyard, and a bit more square footage.
The red hot real estate market here in Vail is driven by both the second homeowners and the local population.? Eagle and Gypsum had the largest market share of sales in 2006, as long-term locals and new arrivals flock to the neighborhoods of Eagle Ranch, the Bluffs,?Chatfield Corners, and Sky Legend to name a few.
East Vail and Eagle-Vail remain as?two of the true upvalley neighborhoods, comprised of mountain loving locals who prefer the views and close proximity to skiing to a little more space around the house.