The biggest asset to Steamboat Springs and the surrounding communities is the exuberant town and all it has to offer. Steamboat Springs has the infrastructure of a city with a population of 150,000; boasting assets similar to Boulder or Ft. Collins Yet Steamboat is a small western town of 9,000 with a real down home community feel.
Steamboat Springs is known throughout the world as "Ski Town USA". The Steamboat Ski area is renown for "Champagne Powder" and is ranked as one of the top 10 ski areas in North America. Steamboat is home to more than 70 Olympians; more than any town in the U.S.
Additionally, Steamboat Spring's schools are in the top 5% in the state and the Steamboat crime rate is low. Find out more about Steamboat Springs and what this town has to offer by visiting Steamboatunbridled.
Our town is even well rounded with a variety of arts available and ranked as one of the US's top 100 art towns. This is a place where small town values still exist, while having access to resources more similar to a cosmopolitan city.
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Useful Community Information:
The Bud Werner Memorial Library : The Bud Werner Memorial Library is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA, approximately 170 miles northwest of Denver. The library houses a collection of over 65,000 volumes, an extensive collection of audio books, VHS and DVD titles. In addition, our electronic resources include on-line databases and CD-ROM programs for reference and research as well as fun and educational software for kids...
On The Move : Are you considering relocating to Steamboat Springs, or perhaps purchasing a business or vacation home here?
Yampa Valley Partners : Yampa Valley Partners is a regional non-profit organization of Routt and Moffat counties that provides community information in the form of Community Indicator Reports and regional summits. Yampa Valley Partners facilitates community discussions and regional forums based on indicator data and issues critical to the community...
About Steamboat Springs - Steamboat Chamber : Also know as Ski Town USA and know for its world class skiing. Additionally, features many summer and winter attraction making an excellent community to call home...
Steamboat Demographics : Find total population, household information and other demographic details about Steamboat Springs...
Steamboat's Claim to Fame : Gladed areas of Sunshine and Storm Peaks are Steamboat's particular claim to fame, with "champagne powder" in the trees for the most avid powder hounds...
Steamboat's Infrastructure : In the first few decades Steamboat Springs' economy was largely based upon agriculture and mining. However tourism, due mostly to the sport of skiing quickly became the staple industry. Colorado's oldest ski area in continuous use, Howelsen Hill, opened in 1915 and is still owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs. In 1964 came the Steamboat Ski Area, then named the Storm Mountain Ski Area, later named the Mt. Werner Ski Area...
Routt County Departments and Services : (www.co.routt.co.us)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources : (http://dnr.state.co.us)
Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association : (www.steamboatchamber.com)
Yampa Valley Land Trust : (www.yvlt.org)
The Nature Conservancy : (www.nature.org)
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust : (http://cca.beef.org/pages/ccalt.htm)
Yampa Valley Electric Association : (www.yvea.com)
Area schools : (www.southroutt.k12.co.us)
A complete Yampa Valley community information center and reference guide : (www.yampavalley.info)
Downtown Steamboat is an eclectic mix of coffee shops, bookstores, boutiques and businesses along twelve blocks of historic Lincoln Avenue. The downtown area consists of Victorian homes dating back to the 1800's and brand new homes as well. Living downtown allows you to be within walking distance to all of the towns infrastructure and events; as well as the free bus service to the Ski Mountain. Compare the prices of downtown homes in Steamboat versus downtown Aspen or Telluride homes and you'll see the outstanding value downtown Steamboat has to offer. Residents of downtown enjoy the convenience of all that historic Steamboat has to offer while living in a safe neighborhood environment.
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The Steamboat Ski Area offers nearly 3000 acres of some of the finest skiing in the world. Few ski areas of this size in the U.S. allow you to be so close to the ski runs at prices this affordable. Steamboat base area is under going renovations by, new owner, Intrawest. They are investing over one billion dollars into the surrounding base area real estate. For further details about these upgrades please visit Steamboat Unbridled. There are a wide variety of home styles and prices to choose from whether you are looking for a vacation home, second home or a residence. Additionally, there is a range of condominium options to consider starting at $100,000 and extend up to luxury penthouses; the mountain offers numerous choices for any buyer.
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The Fish Creek Falls area is located midway between downtown and the Steamboat Ski area; a perfect location between old town Steamboat and the ski area. Residents can take advantage of the walking paths and bike trails which wind through out and connect to downtown Steamboat or the ski area. The majority of the properties in this area are free standing homes with a few duplexes and town-homes mixed in. Fish Creek falls is truly a family oriented environment as most of the residents are full-time. The road up Fish Creek Falls provides residences with beautiful views of the ski mountain, downtown Steamboat and the Yampa Valley beyond. At the top of Fish Creek Falls road is the famous Fish Creek Falls, a breathtaking nature area, with access to many miles of hiking and biking trails in the Routt National Forest.
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North of the Elk River Valley area from Clark to the Wyoming border is North Routt. This area is approximately 30-50 minutes from Steamboat. Recreation is one of the Hallmarks of North Routt and Steamboat Lake. Fishing, boating, snowmobiling, hunting, camping and trekking are just a few of the recreational opportunities that attract visitors to this area. The surroundings become much more alpine as you climb out of the Elk River Valley as North Routt is located at a slightly higher elevation. Properties available in this area range from historic ranches to subdivisions with 2 - 35 acre lots. Whether you are looking for recreational opportunities or agricultural property, Steamboat Lake and the surrounding North Routt continues to attract a large number of second home owners and permanent residences.
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Twenty minutes west of Steamboat is the town of Hayden; a small town community rich with Western heritage and charm. Agriculture and coal mining were once the main trades of Hayden creating a town with historical significance. Located just a half-hour drive from Steamboat Springs, in the heart of the Yampa Valley, you will find a community that has blossomed into a relaxed and affordable place to call home. Jefferson Street otherwise know as Main Street offers a handful of eclectic stores, restaurants, a nice library, a grocery store, and even a town park with a new playground. Several new developments that provide a ground-floor opportunity exist in Hayden such as Creek View Town homes and Plaza, Valley View Industrial Park, and the Villages of Hayden. Additionally, twenty minutes west of Hayden is the larger town of Craig. Craig is know as the elk hunting capitol of the world.
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Located just 20 minutes south of Steamboat is the community of Stagecoach. The Stagecoach Reservoir and the surrounding National Forest land is a popular feature to the residences of Stagecoach providing abundant recreational activities. The majestic reservoir surrounded by snow capped mountains offers boating and fishing in a relaxed setting. There is a wide variety of homes and price ranges in this area including several "off the grid" projects. Stagecoach is a growing community comprised mostly of locals and families.
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The south valley area is the first area visible as you head down Rabbit Ears Pass. The wide expanse of ranches and pasture set in this valley make a picturesque setting as you drive into Steamboat. The south valley like the Elk River Valley is a great choice for horse lovers and anyone desiring acreage close to town. Subdivisions range in lot size from 2 acres to 35 acres. This area includes Steamboat's most exclusive subdivisions such as: Alpine Ranch, Catamount, Priest Creek Ranch, Storm Mountain Ranch and Sidney Peak Ranch. Catamount and Sidney Peak Ranch include amenities such as golf courses and equestrian facilities. More affordable lots and land are generally found the further you progress from Steamboat. The wide open space and beauty of the south valley make this area an ideal location for those who must be close to town.
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The Elk River Valley is a coveted agricultural area just north and west of Steamboat Springs. This area encompasses the beautiful Elk River and surrounding lush bottom land. The valley is surrounded by views of mountain peaks in every direction; stunning views abound from the Zirkle mountain range, the flat tops, Hahns Peak, Sand Mountain and the Steamboat Ski Area make the Elk River Valley an exquisite ranch setting. Marabou is in the Elk River Valley bosting world class fly fishing and a plethora of amenities. Additionally, several ranches have been preserved in land conservation easements effectively capturing the western lifestyle. If the peaceful western lifestyle within close proximity to Steamboat Springs is in your Colorado home dream, you need to take a close look at the Elk River Valley.