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Welcome to Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, a Rocky Mountain town located in the northwest corner of Colorado, is world-renowned for its top-rated ski slopes and rejuvenating hot springs. A key figure in bringing Steamboat Springs to this status was Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian who in 1913, came to area and introduced the sport of ski jumping. A visionary for the town, Howelsen built a jump on what it now referred to as Howelsen Hill, and launched Steamboat Springs career in ski recreation. In 1963, builder and designers Jim Temple and John Fetcher, brought Steamboat Springs further into prominence by establishing The Steamboat Ski Resort, which now brings over a million visitors each season.
With the moniker of “Ski Town USA,” one would expect living in Steamboat Springs to be like living in a theme park, but the over 9,000 residents will testify that Steamboat Springs is nothing like other resort towns. Holding onto its strong ranching heritage, Steamboat Springs has a true Western atmosphere and small town hospitality.
Real estate in Steamboat Springs, CO includes anything from cabins tucked away in the mountains to luxury urban-esque lofts and condominiums at the foot of the resort. Currently there are five types of homes available in the area: condominiums, multiple family homes (townhomes), single family homes on modest plots, single family homes on large plots, and ranches (recreational and working).
The new development that is occurring at a rapid pace in Steamboat Springs has the intent of bringing the face of Old Town Steamboat into the 21st century without sacrificing its Western feel. Projects such as the Howelsen Place, Alpenglow, and River Walk are currently offering their condominiums and lofts for sale. The best thing about living in a condominium or loft in downtown Steamboat Springs is that you are front and center to the town’s 70+ restaurants, shops and boutiques, not to mention the slopes.
But condos and lofts aren’t your only options; there are plenty of single family homes in downtown Steamboat Springs. The area features an eclectic mix of old and new with homes ranging in style from Victorian, to log cabin, to clapboard.
Because of its increasing popularity, many homes in Steamboat Springs are at a premium. The benefit of this is that buying a home in Steamboat Springs is not only a move toward a more exciting and satisfying lifestyle, it is also a move toward a rewarding investment.