Steamboat Springs Neighborhoods: Where Do You Want To Live?
Whether you are relocating to Steamboat or buying a second home, Steamboat has a neighborhood for just about everyone. Whether you are looking for a log home on 35 acres or a charming turn-of-the-century bungalow in Old Town, you’ll love calling Steamboat Springs home.
Old Town Steamboat–Homes in Old Town are charming older homes, either in original condition or renovated with high-end finishes. They tend to be on smaller lots, but the location is perfect for walking into town and being close to schools, parks, shopping, and restaurants. Most of Old Town is surprisingly flat for a mountain town, so walking and biking are easy. Prices start around $400,000 for small fixer-uppers and go up from there.
Steamboat Mountain Area--Whether you purchase a condo, a mountain townhome or a single-family home, the mountain area is where the action is from December through April. Many vacation home owners choose the mountain area so they can rent their Steamboat property when they aren’t using it. Visitors like to be close to skiing, so there is a wide variety of units in every style and price range. Entry level condos begin under $100,000 for a studio or one bedroom.
Luxury Mountain condos and townhomes with ski-in, ski-out access start at $800,000. There are excellent rental opportunities to offset ownership expenses whether you rent your unit yourself or let a property management company handle the details. A free bus winds through the mountain area to take you to town or the ski slope.
Fish Creek Falls–Fish Creek is a neighborhood above town offering great views of Steamboat, the ski area, and the Flat Tops. Homes and lots tend to be larger. Home prices vary depending on age, size, views, and condition, but expect to pay at least $500,000-$2,000,000 for a single family home.
Fish Creek Falls Duplexes are available between $350,000-$750,000. The two duplex units will have a shared wall and/or driveway. There are also many single family homes with caretaker units. These are small, legal apartments owners can leave vacant for guests or rent out to help pay the mortgage. Fish Creek Falls Recreation area is at the top of the hill and is a great place to hike and see the spectacular 283-foot waterfall.
The Sanctuary–The Sanctuary is an exclusive neighborhood with luxury homes on the Rollingstone Ranch golf club. Fish Creek goes right through The Sanctuary, and it’s a short hike to the Routt National Forest. Home sites start at $400,000 and completed homes are in the $1,500,000-$3.500,000 range.
Tree Haus– Tree Haus is the neighborhood opposite the ski mountain, across the Yampa River. Houses started being built in the 70′s, so there is a real mix of dated, new, and remodeled. The views of the ski mountain are unbelieveable, especially during the afternoon alpenglow when the mountain literally glows. There are still a few vacant lots available in the $400,000 range, and homes start at about $600,000 and go up to $1,500,000.
West of Steamboat–Heritage Park and Steamboat II are family neighborhoods a short drive from town. These close-knit neighborhoods are kid-friendly and relatively affordable. Single-family homes range from approximately $400,000-$700,000 and offer yards, play ground areas and outdoor ice rinks. They are close to the Steamboat Golf Club and the Christian Heritage School.
Silver Spur is a neighborhood west of Steamboat with larger homes and larger lots, many with great views of the ski mountain. A walking path loops through the community. Homes range from $500,000-$900,000.
In a couple years, Steamboat 700, will be developed. It is a new neighborhood with 1900-2100 homes/townhomes/condos between the west side of town and Steamboat II. This area is in the very early planning stages and still needs annexed into the city and platted.
North Routt–North Routt County is a great place to live near Steamboat if you prefer a more rural setting. With Steamboat Lake State Park, Pearl Lake State Park, and the Elk River, it is an outdoor lovers paradise. Boating, fishing, fly-fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, hiking, and hunting are only a few activities right at your doorstep. North Routt has 20 square miles of idyllic ranch land, national forest and wilderness areas, villages like Hahn’s Peak and small subdivisions like Willow Pass. North Routt has only 900 residents, but it is growing steadily.
Steamboat Mountain Area Shared Ownership Fractionals–The mountain area also offers fractional ownership opportunities with 1/7, 1/8 or 1/4 interests. The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, The Christie Club, and The Porches are a few properties where owners can get all the amenities of million-dollar properties for a “fraction” of the cost. Investment for these units is small–only $50,000 to $300,000.
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