Put your gear on, it’s time to shred the Gnar.
We all know that Colorado is one of the best states in the US. It doesn’t take much convincing to get anyone to move here, but in case you’re skating the ridge, allow us to make the case that Aspen is the place for you to elevate your career. For the rugged outdoorsman, Aspen is paradise: gorgeous countryside, 300 sunny days a year, and a young and healthy population. Picture this: you wake up with the beautiful lavender sunrise over the Rockies, you put on your gear, pour a cup of local brew into your thermos, hit the slopes to stretch your legs! Done shredding the gnar? Time to work with home buyers flanking from one of many multi million dollar resorts then end the day at a local brewery with the bros. Authenticate builds with Authenticus in Aspen for a taste of mountain living and working.
What is there to Do in Aspen?
More like, what isn’t there to do! Aspen is the epitome of a little something for everyone. Outdoor adventure? Aspen’s got it in droves. People tend to think Aspen is only fun during ski season but Aspen is truly a year-round town! Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, find it all in Aspen. Got a furry friend? Aspen is extremely dog-friendly. With tons of dog parks and pet-friendly pubs, this town is a dog lover’s paradise! With a poppin young local community, you and your pup are likely to meet tons of buds at the dog park or dog-friendly brewery. Looking for a place to take the cutie you met at the dog park? Cuddle up for a weekend in one of many rental getaways or warm up your insides with the products of the numerous local breweries. All this activity working up an appetite? Hit up J Bar for their world famous hamburgers or White House Tavern for a pint and tons of mingling with the local snow bunnies and ski bums. While it’s a decently long drive to Red Rocks Ampitheater, there’s no shortage of music in Aspen. Check out one of the big bands that come to Belly Up, an awesome hole-in-the-wall venue. Whatever your interests, we can guarantee a good time in Aspen, CO.
What is the Cost of Living in Aspen?
Okay, because we respect you, we’ll shoot you straight: Aspen is pricey! A scenic small mountain town with pristine skiing and a quaint downtown comes at a pretty penny. But, we’ll give you the skinny on how numerous people live affordably in the Aspen area. Aspen is at the North End of the Roaring Fork Valley which encompasses Garfield and Pitkin Counties. Aspen and Basalt are in Pitkin County while Carbondale and Glenwood Springs are in Garfield County. Choosing the right neighboring town can significantly reduce your cost of living while still maintaining the rugged mountain lifestyle that drew you to the Rockies. For example, the average cost of a studio in Pitkin County is $1370 compared to $4170 in Aspen. Carbondale is another nearby town that is much cheaper to live in with average studio rent at $1720 a month. Worried that you’ll be missing out if you don’t live in Aspen proper? Don’t be! The majority of fun thrifty young people who work in Aspen, choose to live in a bordering town so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet kindred spirits who are here because of their love for the outdoors. So, don’t let the stereotype that Aspen is for rich folk deter you. Like any other ski town, certain places are really expensive while other spots are young and thrifty.
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