McLain Flats

Mclain Flats has experienced massive growth within the past few years.

Welcome to McLain Flats

Be one with nature while enjoying outdoor thrills in this bucolic Aspen neighborhood.
Mclain Flats has experienced massive growth within the past few years. Once an open plateau surrounded by gorgeous views of the Elk Mountains, Mclain Flats real estate now fills the area. The majority is composed of prestigious residential estates with impressive green lawns. Most notable subdivisions include the White Star Ranch, Star Mesa, and White Horse Springs--all very appropriate names for communities where grazing horses are a typical sight.
Mclain Flats is a 10-minute drive from Downtown Aspen, allowing the community both privacy and close proximity to city life. Its residents welcome its seclusion in exchange for a more relaxed lifestyle, far from the hustle and bustle of central Aspen. The gorgeous natural scenery is a sight to behold for residents and visitors alike.
Every day, Mclain Flats residents enjoy magnificent views of the mountains, and architects consider the picturesque views when designing houses in the area. Homes are characterized by large windows, giving residents instant access to the spectacular views of their surroundings.

What to love

  • Rustic lifestyle
  • Enchanting panorama
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Laid-back atmosphere
  • Friendly neighbors

People and Lifestyle

Mclain Flats is perfect for those who want to have a more relaxed, laid-back lifestyle. People who love being close to nature find this place to be a beautiful retreat.
Everywhere you look, the area has traces of the past reminding you of its rich ranching history. The community is infused with artistic legacy and rural charm. Be careful when you drive on the street, as you may find a family of elk crossing it.

Dining, Entertaining, and Shopping

There are many dining and shopping establishments nearby. To start your day, head to Franck Thirion French Pastry & Catering and try the chocolate croissant and quiche Lorraine. You will surely love their wide selection of bread, paninis, and soups. Another popular dining spot is Hickory House Ribs, which offers traditional American cuisine. The restaurant serves breakfast and brunch, and house favorites include their barbecue and bison burger. Another place famous for their barbecue is Home Team BBQ, an excellent place to eat and enjoy the views of Buttermilk Mountain. Roxy's Market offers fresh fruit and local produce.
For shopping, the best place to go is Downtown Aspen. The town has a pedestrian mall where different shops offer a gamut of different items and souvenirs. Treat yourself with luxurious designer clothing from Prada and Gucci or outdoor wear for your next mountain escapade. There are also artisan shops where you can buy locally produced items and keepsakes.
The shopping district is also a great place to socialize with Aspen residents and tourists. Live music is often played to keep you entertained as you browse.

What to Do

There is never a dull moment in Mclain Flats. Every day, biking to Downtown Aspen is an excellent form of exercise. The Sunny Side Trail, which looks gorgeous in every season, is a premier hiking destination. In summer, you will experience canopies of lush trees protecting you from the sun. During fall, the trail is covered with multi-colored leaves, which make for picture-perfect Instagram posts. If you like fishing, the Roaring Fork River is the best place to visit. Skiing is always an available option in the winter months since Ajax Mountain, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass are all near Mclain Flats.


Mclain Flats is part of the Aspen School District, which has one of the most sought-after school systems in Colorado. Schools include:
  • Aspen Elementary School: Public, PK-4
  • Aspen Middle School: Public, 5-8
  • Aspen High School: Public, 9-12

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