Aspen

61°F
Current Population
6,387
Elevation Level
7890 ft

About Aspen

Aspen, a Colorado city that needs no introduction. This well-known and well-loved city was founded in 1889 during the silver mining boom. Today it is a world-renowned ski town nestled in the White River National Forest. It’s a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to take full advantage of all the Colorado Rockies have to offer like hiking, biking, skiing, and trail running. Aspen is also known for its high-end restaurants, shopping, and landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House.
It will cost you a pretty penny to live in Aspen, but it's well worth the investment! The town satisfies the tastes of the most discerning homebuyers and features mountain homes including sprawling cabins in quiet, gated communities. 

Explore Aspen

Entertainment & Culture

Aspen is home to four well-known ski destinations:

  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Snowmass
  • Aspen Highlands

But there is more to Aspen than world-class skiing and àpres-ski gatherings (although we highly recommend you try both!).  Aspen offers plenty of year-round outdoor activities, no matter the season. Your days can be filled with activities that range from rafting to hiking, rock-climbing to fishing, golf to paragliding, and horseback riding to hot-air ballooning!  

 If hitting the town is your idea of fun, Aspen's downtown retail and theatre scene will not leave you disappointed. There's an activity for everyone.

  • Aspen Art Museum houses contemporary art and features internal shows. 

  • Aspen Historical Society actively preserves and present Aspen’s history to the community. 

  • The Maroon Bells  - Two Elk Mountain peaks that draw big hiking and sightseeing crowds. Did you know the Maroon Bells are one of the most photographed places in Colorado? 

  • To learn more about Aspen, visit the Aspen Chamber of Commerce

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Popular Restaurants

Aspen cuisine has a large range. Take part in its legendary apres-ski festivities or treat yourself to any number of exquisite world-class dining options. 

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Parks

You could travel the world and never come across an outdoor playground that's quite like Aspen. Name any activity and you will find it here! This four-season hotspot offers an abundance of winter, spring, summer, and fall activities that will keep you busy. With four expansive ski resorts, Aspen really shines in the winter. With 300 days of sunshine, you'll spend more time outside than in especially if you enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and ice skating!

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About the Community

Aspen Elementary School

Summary
  • District Aspen School District No. 1
  • Phone (970) 925-3760
  • Address 235 HIGH SCHOOL RD
  • County Pitkin County
  • Grade PK - 04
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 500
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Aspen High School

Summary
  • District Aspen School District No. 1
  • Phone (970) 925-3760
  • Address 235 HIGH SCHOOL RD
  • County Pitkin County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate Yes
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +1% to +5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 556
  • Student Teacher Ratio 13

Aspen Middle School

Summary
  • District Aspen School District No. 1
  • Phone (970) 925-3760
  • Address 235 HIGH SCHOOL RD
  • County Pitkin County
  • Grade 05 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 460
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Aspen Pre School

Summary
  • District Aspen School District No. 1
  • Phone (970) 925-3760
  • Address 235 HIGH SCHOOL RD
  • County Pitkin County
  • Grade PK - PK
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +20% to +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 68
  • Student Teacher Ratio Not Reported

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 6,387
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 6,971
Households
  • Total Households 3,409
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 3,724
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 462

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 23.26
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 7.40
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 46.20
  • Avg Jan High Temp 34.00
  • Avg Jul High Temp 77.20
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 119
  • Air Pollution Index 81
  • Earthquake Index 78
  • Hail Index 2
  • Tornado Index 0
  • Wind Index 22

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1973
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 76
  • Health Care Cost 80
  • Transportation Cost 83