Welcome to the world of luxury living in the Colorado Rockies, where breathtaking landscapes meet modern amenities. Nestled amidst the majestic peaks and pristine wilderness, this region offers a unique lifestyle that combines the splendor of nature with the comforts of luxury. In this blog, we invite you to explore the general benefits of residing in the mountains, discover our exquisite custom home offerings in the heart of the city, and delve into the exciting co-ownership opportunities available in the picturesque ski towns. Get ready to embark on a journey to discover the epitome of modern mountain luxury in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The allure of the mountains goes far beyond the stunning scenery; it’s a lifestyle that embraces tranquility, adventure, and a deep connection with nature. Living in the Colorado Rockies provides an escape from the hustle and bustle, offering a sanctuary where you can unwind, rejuvenate, and cherish the simple things. As a Colorado resident, it’s effortless to meet people of like mind, many called to the area by the draw of epic natural adventures, an amazing music scene, and a rapidly growing economy.
If year-round residence is an overcommitment, then owning a slice of paradise in the world-renowned ski resorts through co-ownership opportunities presents an attractive option to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Rocky Mountain High:
Living in the Rocky Mountains means immersing yourself in an open minded mountain community that values outdoor adventure, wellness, and a deep appreciation for nature. Whether you seek adventure, tranquility, or a healthy lifestyle, the Rocky Mountains provide an unparalleled living experience that will enrich your life with what John Denver famously called the “Rocky Mountain High.” While I could talk endlessly about the joys of Rocky Mountain Living, here are 3 of my favorite things:
1. Breathtaking Natural Beauty:
The Rocky Mountains offer awe-inspiring landscapes with majestic peaks, pristine forests, and crystal-clear alpine lakes. The mountains provide a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, offering tranquility and a deep connection with nature. Living amidst this natural beauty allows for more mental clarity and endless outdoor adventures. Whether hitting a quick afternoon hike in the foothills of Golden, Morrison, or Boulder, or diving deeper on a weekend voyage through the woods of Summit County, the terrain is seemingly endless. Avid explorers often state that even if they tried, it would take more than a lifetime to see all of the natural wonders Colorado has to offer.
Just a 10-minute drive west of Downtown, you’ll find paddle boarders drifting about Sloan’s Lake, with walkers and bikers circling them on the 3.3 mile loop that looks out into the gorgeous mountains. 10 minutes south, you’ll discover the Denver Botanic Gardens, a floral paradise where time passes slowly (P.S., when you go, you must see the Bonsai exhibit, it is spectacular). 30 minutes east is the fast growing district of Aurora where modern developments speckle the Western tip of the Great Plains Landscape. 30 minutes northwest, you’ll find yourself in Boulder, nicely nestled into the foothills of the iconic Flatiron Mountain – where kids float down Boulder Creek not 5 minutes away from the city center?
2. Endless Recreation Opportunities:
The Rocky Mountains are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and pop culture consumers alike. With vast wilderness areas, national parks, and countless trails, there are endless opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, kayaking, biking, and more. In the winter, world-class ski resorts attract snow sports fans, providing thrilling downhill skiing and snowboarding experiences. Living in the Rockies means having a playground of outdoor activities right at your doorstep. It’s no wonder these woods are home to many elite athletes who seek to train their bodies and minds amidst the high elevation.
Then there’s our Urban Jungle! Denver’s pop culture scene thrives with a vibrant music and art circuit that sets it apart. The city offers an eclectic range of experiences, from indie rock to hip-hop and electronic beats. Iconic venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre showcases live performances most of the year against breathtaking natural acoustics. And Denver’s art scene boasts galleries, studios, and street art in districts like Santa Fe and RiNo. Art walks, rotating exhibitions, and megalithic murals create a dynamic and ever-evolving artistic landscape. Denver cultivates a cultural haven that enthralls both locals and visitors.
3. Easygoing Yet Active Lifestyle:
The Rocky Mountains inspire a healthy and active lifestyle at a laid back pace. The clean mountain air, abundant sunshine, and access to outdoor activities encourage residents to stay active and embrace wellness. There is an abundance of healers in the area, drawn by the clarifying energy of the inspiring mountain landscape. From invigorating hikes in the morning to relaxing yoga sessions amidst nature, the mountains offer a perfect environment for physical and mental well-being. Additionally, the Rocky Mountain region is known for its emphasis on organic, locally sourced food, promoting a healthy and sustainable diet.
From the Gold Rush of the 1800’s to today, Colorado carries a pioneering spirit in our economy. Being the first State to legalize Marijuana triggered tremendous economic growth and an influx of tourist attention. Over the last decade, major technology and energy companies have relocated their headquarters here, creating jobs and drawing capital. Of course, this has contributed to the steady stream of incoming young people, giving us one of the most energetic demographic curves in the country, affecting housing values and more.
Luxury Homes In Colorado
Looking for the right place for you? Having lived in Colorado for over 30 years, I’ve explored the entire state from agricultural regions and small towns, to growing cities and mountain peaks. Affluent, resort communities like Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Aspen have you living amidst star-studded ranches and downtowns lined with specialty boutiques. As for the capitol city of Denver, it’s blooming with diversity and culture alongside established, pocket neighborhoods that also offer opportunities to live a simple, yet luxurious lifestyle.
One idea is to buy with Thomas James Homes. They build some of the hottest houses on the market and hand-select the best neighborhoods in Denver’s city center, like East Washington Park and Bonnie Brae where they build new luxury homes designed for living. The home at 842 S. Williams Street is just two blocks from the best park in Denver surrounded by big trees and historic luxury.
A Few Of My Favorite Features:
- 4,336 livable square feet on three levels
- 5 private bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom
- High 10’ ceilings on the main level
- Quartz countertops throughout
- Wide-plank engineered hardwood floors
- Finished and insulated 3-car garage
I’m scheduling appointments to tour this wonderful home, so be sure to get in touch with me to get on my calendar.
Co-Ownership In Colorado
For those of us with ties to cities across the country or the world, the idea of living anywhere full time can feel unharmonious. Of course, as an avid adventurer myself, I seek to provide flexible real estate options to those of like mind. Drum roll please…
If you’d like exposure to the crisp mountain air and the rockin’ rocky real estate, why not take advantage of a co-ownership opportunity in Colorado?
My partners at Pacaso are eager to grow their portfolio of properties in the highly coveted summit county and surrounding areas, so if these don’t tickle your fancy, keep your eyes peeled for new entries.
The Rocky Mountains are the third largest mountain range in the world – with their enormity comes a palpable power, one that I’ve personally enjoyed for many years. World class skiing is a popular draw for residents and tourists alike, but the natural beauty does not stop there. with 14 thousand foot peaks overlooking alpine lakes, Aspen groves changing from green to gold, and stunning slabs of rock ready to climb are only a few of the gems offered in every crack and crevice of the range. Of course, down in the foothills and grasslands, the cities offer tremendous opportunities. Denver is one of the hottest cities in the country and the world, its skyline and surrounding areas developing dramatically by the day.
As a second home and resort property specialist and long time Denver resident, I see the diverse offerings of the area with a fresh lens. If you’re interested in learning how an abode in the epic Colorado Rockies may suit your unique property needs as a home, vacation home, or investment property, then I’d love to connect with you. Please browse the various listings on my website to learn about some options, but be sure to schedule an appointment with me to learn about the nuances.