3.6 out of 10

Allenspark

40.1850719298698 -105.495610243118
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A quiet, pretty area without much else to offer"

If you like hiking, the outdoors, and being somewhat remotely located, Allenspark might be a great place for you. If you like to eat out and shop, this is probably not where you should be. Located near great hiking and scenic views, Allenspark is close to some great mountains with a lot of hiking, camping, and climbing nearby. This small community is home to 528 people as of the last census. Most of the people who live here work in manufacturing or retail sales. The median household income here is $54,858 which is just barely below the Colorado average of $55,430, although the median home price here is higher. At $271,660 it is about $34,000 above Colorado averages.

The majority of the population is white, followed by Asian, then Hispanic. The median resident age is 54.2, almost 14 years older than the Colorado average.
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Allenspark sits at the foot of Longs Peak where the sunsets early"

Allenspark is a quirky little place between Estes Park and Nederland up along Peak to Peak Highway 72 and HW 7. Longs Peak and the southern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park almost touch the town. I have spent some time up in Allenspark at a friends cabin and reiterate that it is a quirky place, it has a true mountain feel with old cabins and buildings. Most of the homes have big unfenced mountain yards and not much of what most imagine as a "town". There are only about 500 souls who call it home and a significant portion do not stay through the winters.

Speaking of winter, the town sits at around 8500 feet and hugs up again the tall peaks just to the west--the sunshine especially in the winter goes down quick and there is an unusually cold and often damp feeling to the area. There is a lot of blowing snow and high winds along the ridges of the area and only the tough make it up there from December through late spring.

Residents come down into Boulder or just Nederland in some cases to get groceries and goods, but there are a few restaurants along the highway and places to buy beer.
Pros
  • beautiful summers
  • isolated
Cons
  • cold and no sunshine
  • far from city below
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

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