4.4 out of 10

El Jebel

39.3998029876803 -107.082751104964
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"A great little mountain town with friendly people"

El Jebel is a small mountain town of 3,800 people. It lies roughly in between Aspen and Glenwood Springs several hours west of Denver. Both the median household income of $62,852 and the median household price of $461,582 are both higher than state averages. The most common industries that people living here work in are construction, accommodation/food services, waste management, and health care.

One of the best things about El Jebel is the location. If you're not needing to be at a mall every weekend and you enjoy the outdoors, this is a great little town. While there aren't many services there is a Wendy's, a Starbucks, a couple of restaurants, and a Kroger grocery store. In some of the neighboring towns, there are more dining options. What El Jebel has to offer though, is so much more. The name El Jebel is Hebrew and roughly translated means the mountain of God, and it's easy to see why it was named this. There is quick access to world class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, fly fishing, backpacking, hunting, and any other outdoor adventure you can think of. There are beautiful views no matter which way you look, and the friendliness of the townspeople is truly genuine.

Since El Jebel is so small, the children who live here go up the road to Carbondale to go to school. The schools in Carbondale are overall rated average when it comes to state testing standards. A couple of the schools rate higher and a couple lower.

Overall, I would highly recommend El Jebel for the friendly people, the incredible amount of outdoor activities available, and the general laid back feel of this small mountain town. Even if you're not looking to move to a place such as this, it is well worth a visit.
Pros
  • great views
  • friendly people
  • aptly named
Cons
  • a bit remote
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"El Jebel is a highway town out of Aspen"

El Jebel is adjacent to the highway town of Basalt and its between Glenwood Springs and Aspen. It is a community of about 4,000 on HW 82 in the Roaring Fork Valley. The area in general is gorgeous, but El Jebel is a scaled down bedroom community for Aspen and it is much more affordable. There are neighborhoods with middle class homes, ranches and trailor parks in the area. This is an affordable place to call home for a tighter budget in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Pros
  • friendly people
  • great views
Cons
  • a bit ran down
  • highway town
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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