Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
The big, white, fluffy powder (also known as pow-pow) is a big reason ski and snowboard addicts look to move to Colorado. When a few ski areas are only an hour and a half drive from the big city of Denver, what winter sports enthusiast wouldn’t want to live here?
Hit the slopes on your day off!
The metropolis city of Denver is the base of many top companies, colleges, and sports teams. The adversity of Colorado is so great that many different types of people feel lucky to call it home, not to mention the places to play aren’t too shabby either!
One big drive to live and work in Colorado are the famous ski areas. It is hard to match the snow quality of Colorado. Winter Park, Breckenridge, Loveland, Keystone, and Aspen are all top choices for a Denverite looking to take a daytrip to ski or snowboard. Many people I know actually started out with tourist jobs in these places to get them through college. They found a deep love for the mountains of Colorado that could not be matched. They decided to make living in Colorado their dream after finishing school…
and can now be full time ski bums…
While each of these ski areas are high quality, the living culture that surrounds each of them are very different. If you are looking to buy a home near a ski area, it would be wise to check out the local towns and income averages. Make sure the town would coincide with your wants and needs in a new home.
For instance, the average income that surrounds Winter Park is $60,500 according to city-data, and the average price of a home in this area is $360,245. This may not be affordable for everyone. But the good thing about Colorado is that there are so many amazing ski areas spread throughout the mountains. It is easy to live within driving distance of many of them and still find an affordable city to live in.
Golden, Colorado has an average income of $ 56,544 and is only a mere 45 minutes to an hour from the closest ski area. Not only is it close to ski areas, it is also not a long drive from the city of Denver, where it may be easier to find employment. The average price of a home in Golden is a little more realistic for the average working person at $262, 130.
Talking with a Colorado buyer’s agent would be a good place to start if you are considering moving to Colorado. These agents have a wealth of knowledge about the local economy, attractions, housing market, and local resources for insurance and financing. They are also highly skilled at negotiating the best deal for the buyer during closing. They also provide 100% buyer representation throughout the process of buying a home.
So all you snow bunnies, granolas, and business professionals make sure you consider working with a Colorado buyer’s agent. Find your dream place to work and play in Colorado!