The Relocator's Guide to Aspen


Discover the ins and outs of moving to Aspen, Colorado

Once your family decides to relocate to Aspen, there are a few things you’ll probably start to wonder. Where should you get takeout for Friday night pizza? Who do you call when you want to repaint your house? Where are the best kid-friendly hiking trails, and which schools should you learn more about? I’ve compiled a list to help you get acclimated to the area, from entertainment to home improvement.

Things to Do

No matter the season, there is always plenty to do in Aspen—especially if you’re a fan of the outdoors. During both winter and summer, fly fishing is a popular choice for anglers of any experience level, and Aspen Fly Fishing offers guided excursions to suit your skill. In the winter, go skiing and snowboarding down the slopes of Aspen Snowmass. Hiking one of Aspen’s many trails is an excellent escape into the wilderness during the off-season. Smuggler Mountain is a favorite for fitness junkies, and Mt. Daly’s Nature Trail is perfect for families with adventurous children. Enjoy a family outing biking along the Rio Grande Trail, riding the Silver Queen gondola for a birds-eye view, or playing all day at the Aspen Recreation Center

Places to Eat

Aspen has a plethora of outstanding eateries from which to choose. For a late-night slice of pizza, look no further than New York Pizza. This galley-style pizzeria has been an Aspen staple for more than 25 years, and its doors are open daily until 2 AM during the on-season. Matsuhisa is a glamorous hotspot for Japanese cuisine, including impeccable sushi, craft cocktails, and specialty entrees like Yellowtail Tataki with Yuzu Miso Sauce and Wagyu beef.  Other local restaurants to explore include Betula, French Alpine Bistro, and White House Tavern

Going to School

Aspen is a popular choice for families due to its excellent school systems. Notable schools in the Aspen School District include Aspen High School, Aspen Middle School, and Aspen Elementary School. Private school options include Aspen Country Day School and nearby Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork

Updating Your Home

Once you’ve moved into your new home, make it your dream home. Aspen’s local home improvement contractors can transform your space. Spruce up your interior and exterior paint with Swedish Painting Co. or work with Regan Construction to expand your estate. 
If you’re considering moving to Aspen real estate or would like to learn more about Aspen luxury properties, don’t hesitate to contact me, Sam Augustine. I’d be happy to help you find your dream home right here in Aspen, Colorado. 

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