In my opinion, lifestyle should be one of the most important issues considered when buying a new home. Whether it is your first home, your retirement retreat, or your vacation condo, the lifestyle that your new home offers will help dictate your level of enjoyment and happiness. The location, amenities, opportunities, and surroundings create a lifestyle that accompanies a home. For example, one of the Vail Valley's finest new developments, The West End, provides, what I believe is, an unparalleled lifestyle. The location is unbeatable, in the heart of Edwards, within walking distance to world-class dining, shops, and the Farmer's Market, and yet is steps from biking, hiking, and the Eagle River Preserve. And the amenities are amazing, with a fitness center, hot tub, fire pit, children's fountain, and the much desired parking and storage. There is no place better than the Vail Valley to own a home and there is no place that offers a better lifestyle than in the heart of Edwards.