5.2 out of 10


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Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Pretty, but at a price"

Edwards is a pretty town located just west of Vail. There are ~10,000 residents in this mountain town in which many of the residents work in accommodation and food services. This industry is followed closely by construction, and in town you can see a lot of areas where building materials are stored. With the many resorts located nearby it's no wonder the largest industry includes accommodation and food services. Although the median household income in Edwards is over $30,000 higher than the state average, the homes here are almost $400,000 higher. Although this number includes many of the larger, custom built homes on premium land, there is still a very high cost of living in Edwards. Typically, everything in the mountains costs a little bit more, from food to gas to clothing, and when you add it up it can be prohibitive for some people to even consider living here.

When it comes to schools in Edwards it is really a mixed bag. They go from pretty terrible to very good, depending on the school. If you were to average them out though, they come out to being standard middle of the road for Colorado. However, with housing prices so high and so much money from property taxes you would think the residents would be able to have higher rated schools.

Another drawback to Edwards is that I-70 goes right through it. Since there's a Wendy's and gas station together this makes for a convenient stop for many travelers and there can be a lot of traffic. Once you get into the actual town where the homes are it mellows out and is nice and peaceful. There are definitely some great views here and I can see why some people would be drawn to the area.
  • pretty area
  • I-70
  • very high cost of living
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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