You’re traveling in the mountains and can’t help but look at the local real estate. What if you could have it all – live, vacation, and work in a mountain town. You can! There’s a reason people are leaving the metro and heading to the mountains. The quality of life mountain towns offer is unbeatable. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons to move to a mountain town. By the end, we hope you will be packing your bags and joining us in paradise.
Imagine being surrounded by relaxed, healthy, diverse and spontaneous people. You walk down Main Street and run into your neighbor heading to the gondola for a powder day, you walk another few blocks and run into your child’s 1st-grade teacher on their way to work. Living in a mountain town you get to know everybody which means you have friends everywhere you go. Are you in a mood for a beer? Walk to the local brewery and hang with fellow locals and travelers. Did you forget to lock your door when you left out of town? Call your neighbor to lock up for you. We are all there for the same reason – to have adventures, make connections, and live the dream.
Mountain towns are nothing short of an adventure. One of the toughest decisions you will make all day is whether you want to hit the trails for a mountain bike ride, go for a hike, or put on your ski boots to take a few lunch runs. Living in a mountain town forces you to get out of your comfort zone, try new things, and seek more adventures with like-minded people. Bonus: reap in the health benefits of being active.
Quality of Life
Did we mention Summit County has the highest life expectancy in the entire United States? If you weren’t already healthy before you moved to a mountain town, except a transformation. Mountain town folks are health conscious. Unhealthy lifestyles don’t do them any favors when they’re heading off to ski Peak 7 powder in Breckenridge, the highest chairlift in Colorado. There’s something about the remoteness, fresh mountain air, and relaxed pace of life that eases the stress of the everyday hustle and bustle.
Ease of transportation
It’s not uncommon to see cars parked for weeks without moving in mountain towns. Typically, you can walk, bus, bike, or gondola anywhere you need to go. Do you need to do a quick trip to the grocery store? Walk a few blocks and you will run into your local market. Do you need to get across town? Hop on the free bus for likely less than a 2-mile trip. In some mountain resorts, such as Telluride, you can take the free gondola to different towns. The Telluride gondola takes guests and locals from the Town of Telluride to the Town of Mountain Village and vice versa. Who says there’s no such thing as a free ride?
The Bragging Rights
When the stranger on the chairlift next to you asks you where you live, you casually mention you live here. They ask you questions on what it is like to live the dream, what life choices you made to end up in such a beautiful place. They talk about the steps they want to achieve to live in a mountain town. As you get off the chairlift and look around at the awe-inspiring view all around you, you are humbled and realize how big the world is around you. You are once again validated that you made a great life decision.
If you need more reasons than this, Amon Team is here to answer any of your questions. We specialize in mountain town properties and we are dedicated to getting you into the lifestyle of your dreams. Reach out today.