The residential crowd is made up of…a mixture of high net worth individuals who desire simple, not complicated, beautiful outdoor life combined with active outdoor minded young professionals, artists, ski enthusiasts, and families. Currently, there are a many families moving to the area to raise their children for the quality of life. The medical field is expanding as well.
The community vibe is…fun, casual, and active.
The lifestyle offered is…
Relaxed, casual, friendly, and in love with nature would characterize residents of Crested Butte. Biking and skiing are a way of life, as is hospitality. Dress is casual, and sunshine is plentiful. Basically, people live a no-frills, genuine way of life in the mountains.
The most popular building type you’ll find is…mountain modern.
The average home price is…$508K, but it varies from Crested Butte South to Mt. Crested Butte.
The area’s greatest highlight is…
During the winter season, there is skiing and winter sports at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Scarp’s Ridge Lodge by Eleven, Irwin Guides. During the summer, there is unmatchable fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and golfing. And all this is set in a charming historic town, unsullied by overdevelopment or pretension. In short, Crested Butte is clearly one of the “last great Colorado ski towns.”
While the list of recreational activities for the whole family can leave you breathless, the scenery is what steals your heart away. In the winter, the covering of snow on the mountains and town creates magic. In summer, wildflowers take over, and every angle of the mountain is enticing. No wonder mountain biking fever sets in during this season. Then there’s the town itself. A turn of the century mining town, the ambience and Victorian feel has been lovingly preserved to create a sense of being in another time altogether.
The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…Lake Irwin, Schofield Pass, Black Canyon, and Blue Mesa Reservoir.
The best spot to dine fancy is…Soupcon, Dinner at Sunflower, or Le Bosquet.
The best spot to find entertainment is…Kochevar’s Saloon or Princess Wine Bar.
The best spot to go shopping is…Milky Way or Lavish.
The best place to tee off is…the Club at Crested Butte.