Welcome to Carbondale

An eclectic mix of ranchers, artists, organic farmers and retired business owners, Carbondale is a small community passionate about creativity, environment, new ideas, and action. Activists, yogis, shop owners, locavore chefs, athletes, and families fill Carbondale’s streets day and night. Every month, the community comes out for First Fridays, enjoying all that the historic Main Street restaurants, shops, and cafes have to offer.

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yoga, biking, dining, artsy, outdoorsy, bungalows, ranches, cottages, communal


Commute Times
Aspen 45m by car
East to West Catherine Store to Aspen Glen
North to South Crystal River to Red Hill
Nearby Neighborhoods Basalt

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Historic ranching community meets modern-day utopia for the sustainable generation.

Carbondale is fiercely independent, proud of its creative arts, locally owned businesses, and commitment to healthy lifestyle. Outdoor sports such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and skiing in nearby Aspen are paramount components of its residents’ lifestyle.

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What to expect:
A strong creative identity, established by the town’s early settlers in the late 19th century.

Snowmass Village enjoys relatively warm temperatures for a mountain community, far enough away from the bustle of Aspen, yet close enough to take part in all that it affords. The town’s culture is defined by the common good—public art, locally crafted foods, goods and spirits, community ovens, bike paths, and dinner with friends.

The lifestyle
Outdoor pursuits, horseback riding, music, and plentiful culinary delights.

In Carbondale you'll find locally owned retailers of every variety: boutiques featuring international antiques, art and photography galleries, organic juiceries, tea houses, and yoga studios. The streets tend to be quiet by midnight, as people are typically busy preparing for the next morning’s outdoor adventure.

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Unexpected appeal
Yogis and artists seamlessly coexist with world-class athletes.

Carbondale welcomes all, as long as you bring something to contribute to the community table.

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The market
An eclectic array of options, suited to a variety of home-seekers.

In Carbondale, there is open space to let the eye wander, but a small inventory of single family homes near historic downtown. Most residential units are family homes and apartments. River Valley Ranch is town’s largest planned community with a cross-section of offerings including golf, fishing and a neighborhood clubhouse.

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You'll fall in love with
First Fridays, Mountain Fair, and an uncompromising sense of community.

Carbondale’s historic Main Street harkens back to the turn-of-the-century with old saloons on the corners and pastures with local cattle grazing nearby. But the real world is never far away, with film festivals, theater productions, Third Street Center delivering innovation and ideas to this small town lifestyle.

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