West Aspen

With family-­‐friendly recreational amenities that are sure to please all, West End can easily be called one’s favorite vacation spot or second home.

Welcome to West Aspen

A fantastic neighborhood with superb recreational amenities.
West Aspen is a family-friendly neighborhood equipped with modern facilities, granting residents a comfortable lifestyle. The community has a great mix of old-world charm blended with modern, resort-like amenities, making it one of the best destinations for tourists inside and outside the country. West Aspen real estate consists of older townhouses and duplex units as well as newly constructed single-family homes and picturesque country estates. Many buildings are protected by strict laws to preserve their quaint Victorian design. One key figure of the preservation effort is The Wheeler Stallard House, a 130-year-old structure that houses the Aspen Historical Society.
Recent years have seen an increase in permanent residents due to the area’s low taxes and high quality of life. West Aspen real estate brokers have noted that many new buyers are semi-retired workers.

What to love

  • Charming neighborhood
  • Friendly people
  • Year-round outdoor fun
  • Excellent dining options
  • Top-notch shopping
  • Luxury homes and hotels

People and Lifestyle

West Aspen encompasses the north area of Main Street and the exclusive Cemetery Lane neighborhood. It is perfect for anyone who enjoys the nostalgic atmosphere of the old world with the comforts of modern living, as this upscale community frequently offers glimpses of its rich history.
Most residents live in luxurious homes set on Buttermilk’s ski slopes, which gives them ski in/ski out option. West Aspen offers fantastic views of Aspen, Buttermilk ski resorts, and the Hunter Creek Valley. The neighborhood has easy access to all four ski areas, making it ideal for people who love exclusivity and outdoor thrills at the same time.

Dining, Entertaining, and Shopping

Main Street has some of the best restaurants in Aspen. For Japanese flavor, head to Matsuhisa at 303 E Main Street and allow Chef Nobu to prepare a delicious meal for you. Most ordered dishes here include sushi and ramen. You can also book the place for exclusive parties.
Not far from Matsuhisa, you will find Steakhouse No. 316. The restaurant was initially built as a mining cabin in the 1800s; today, it is famous for its steaks served with mouthwatering toppings like lobster tail and king crabs. Don't miss out their kale salad, which is the best in town.
If you want to taste the local flavors, Meat and Cheese is known for its rustic craft beers and a wide variety of wines. You will surely love their local cheese platters served with artisan bread and your choice of coffee. Are you looking for a casual place to hang out? J-Bar is a popular spot. Meet your friends here for a few rounds of beer, cocktails, and a burger.
When it comes to shopping, Downtown Aspen is nearby. There, you can find branded clothes and apparel like Gucci, Georgia Brown, Prada, and Ralph Lauren. They also have some of Aspen's best local boutiques, like Aspen Fur & Shearling, which is famous for their high-quality fur jackets. Kemo Sabe sells boots, belt buckles, bullwhips, leather jackets, and hats to give you a cowboy look.

What to Do

West Aspen's backyard is a playground for kids and adults, as its neighboring mountains are home to great hiking trails for both professionals and newbies. Sunnyside Lane has a hiking trail suited for family bonding. If you want to ride a bike, start from Cemetery Lane and head downtown. There, you will experience a bustling atmosphere, as many people consider it a center for shopping and various events.
West Aspen is also abundant with creeks and rivers where you can go fishing and wild water rafting. During summer, the rivers are an excellent source for entertainment.


West Aspen is part of the Aspen School District, which has a top school system in Colorado. West Aspen Schools include:
  • Aspen Elementary School: Public, PK-4
  • Aspen Middle School: Public, 5-8
  • Aspen High School: Public, 9-12

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