The Neighborhoods

Aspen Neighborhoods

From Aspen to Carbondale and everywhere in between, Aspen real estate expert Gary Feldman knows first-hand the unique attributes of each area. While you are shopping for real estate in Aspen, get to know each area with the help of top Aspen Realtor Gary Feldman. While Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale are all located in the Roaring Fork Valley and are surrounded by the Elk Mountains, these areas have distinct differences and individual personalities. Gary Feldman knows the nuances of the Aspen real estate market and looks forward to sharing his expertise with you.

West Aspen

West Aspen includes the established Cemetery Lane neighborhood, in addition to the area north of Main Street. Typically known for single family homes and a variety of duplexes, this is a quiet area of town and very family-friendly. With easy access to the Aspen central core, you avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown, but maintain a convenient distance to all 4 Aspen/Snowmass ski areas, bus stops, the Rio Grande bike path, and downtown Aspen. Read more about West Aspen.


The Smuggler neighborhood is nestled right up to Smuggler Mountain, famous for the popular hiking trail of the same name. Smuggler homes often have panoramic views of Aspen Mountain and feature easy access to downtown. Read more about Smuggler.

Aspen Central Core

Aspen's Central Core is best known for its luxurious penthouses and high-end condominium offerings. The central core is the hub of shopping, dining and nightlife, and most importantly, the gondola up Aspen Mountain. Most second level and higher units in town have breathtaking views of Red Mountain, Independence Pass, Aspen Mountain and all the way down-valley. Read more about Aspen's Central Core

Red Mountain

Red Mountain is filled with luxury Aspen real estate and is known for appealing to Aspen's elite. With breathtaking valley-wide views from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris, Red Mountain properties typically have larger lots and premier homes. Although not walking distance to downtown, the short drive down the mountain is easy and convenient, and worth it for the views Red Mountain offers. Interested in Aspen real estate on Red Mountain? Read more about Red Mountain.

East Aspen

East Aspen is home to mainly single family homes, larger yards, quieter surroundings, and typically less traffic. The Roaring Fork River bends through East Aspen and river access is convenient using the city parks and trails system. Interested in Aspen real estate on the east side of Aspen? Read more about East Aspen real estate.

McClain Flats

McClain Flats is easily accessible using Cemetery Lane. It is about 10 minutes from downtown, but the sprawling views far outweigh the commute. Homeowners here enjoy truly breathtaking views of the entire Elk Mountain Range that surrounds McClain Flats. Every home in this area is designed to take full advantage of the views. This is a quiet area of Aspen and lots are much larger than in the downtown core. Read more about McClain Flats.

Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village and Snowmass Ski Area are across the valley from McClain Flats and a short 15-minute drive from Aspen. Here you'll find an abundance of ski-accessible Snowmass condos and single family homes throughout the village. With a brand-new base village recently completed and a handful of recent on-mountain improvements, Snowmass has become one of the top family ski destinations in the world and it is also home to the annual Freeskiing Competition of Hanging Valley and the Burn Cliffs. New, high-end restaurants along with old favorites, as well as a variety of shops, boutique hotels, a brand-new Westin hotel, and a world class children's center have come together to make Snowmass Village real estate a great investment and something to enjoy for years to come. Read more about Snowmass Real Estate.

Woody Creek

Just down-valley from Snowmass and McClain Flats is the one-horse town of Woody Creek. Home to the infamous Woody Creek Tavern, where pigs fly and margaritas are known to flow, Woody Creek is not short on character. Nestled on the Roaring Fork River, several properties offer riverfront access or river views. Woody Creek is a perfect area to house horses and spread out a bit. Ranch property is prominent in Woody Creek and offers exceptional views, in addition to being frequented by elk herds. Read more about Woody Creek.

Old Snowmass

Old Snowmass is a gorgeous and spacious area surrounded by rolling hills and mountain views. This is a wonderful location if you are looking for space and tranquility, and ranches abound in Old Snowmass. It is just a 20-minute commute to Aspen, a short drive to Snowmass Village in the summer, and just 10 minutes from Basalt. It is in the Aspen School district. Read more about Old Snowmass.

Down Valley Neighborhoods


Basalt is located at the convergence of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers. It is approximately 25 minutes down-valley from Aspen and has its own unique character and charm. The historic downtown is abundant with restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, and nightlife. Whether fishing the blue ribbon waters of the Frying Pan River or hiking the red bluffs overlooking the town, Basalt is a wonderful community for active families and outdoor enthusiasts. The elementary and middle schools are located within walking distance from downtown, and the high school is a short half mile away. Winters are typically a bit more mild downvalley, and it is quite a bit warmer in the summer as well. Read more about Basalt.


Carbondale is promoted as one of “The Top 10 Adventure Towns in the U.S” by National Geographic Adventure magazine and as one of the "50 Best Places to Live/Most Active Towns" by Men’s Journal magazine. It is a great base camp for recreation enthusiasts of all kinds. Carbondale sits at the base of the majestic Mt. Sopris, and offers a quaint downtown with a variety of restaurants and boutique shops. Read more about Carbondale.