7.9 out of 10

Marble

39.0713997530743 -107.192599983199
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • 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 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5
Jun 25, 2013

"Scenic Colorado at its best"

Marble, Colorado is a one of the most scenic spots in the state. The beauty of this area is enjoyed by the 132 residents that call Marble home, as well as the lucky tourists that get to see it. This quaint little town lies in Western Colorado and is rather remote. The tight knit community has great schools for the kids who live here and there are numerous outdoor activities including cross country skiing, hiking, camping, and hunting.

The largest industry in Marble is health care and social assistance, followed by construction. The median household income here is $44,161 which is significantly lower than the rest of the state. However, an average median home price is much higher than the rest of the state by about $100,000. This number is skewed by some of the larger homes on property outside of town as there are some really cute little homes in town. The town is about 92% white.
Pros
  • Amazingly beautiful
  • remote
  • true mountain town
Cons
  • few options for shopping
  • far to major towns
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
HeatherS
HeatherS I love Marble! and not too fair away is Penny hotspring
Jun 26, 2013
HeatherS
HeatherS Penny is a natural, free, roadside hotspring that flows into the Crystal River not far north of Redstone on HW 131, so a good while (20 mins) south of Carbondale. Penny is really hot and clear and built up by stones...I think I am actually heading there saturday to do not solo camping around Mt Sopris and maybe head into Aspen to see some friends:)
Jun 26, 2013
HeatherS
HeatherS yeah, its a scrabble down a rocky side to the river where the hotsprings are rocked off and the water comes out of the sandy bottom and a pipe that someone fixed. I've only been there in the colder months when the river is more mellow so I wonder what the spring runoff will do to the hot water...should be interesting
Jun 27, 2013
HeatherS
HeatherS no not marked at all as I remember...it is on the east side of 131. If you go look up the exact distance btween redstone and Penny Hotsprings. There is a small gravely parking area on that east side of road, I found it alright from online directions. Seriously fun and worth soaking in!
Jun 28, 2013
HeatherS
HeatherS I've only been in the water once and that was winter and there was no one there at all--maybe summer time is busy?
Jun 29, 2013
HeatherS
HeatherS a little steep but its just a 12 foot scrabble down from the road to the river then hot water awwww....the hard part is getting out soaked back to the car but you can make it is 2 minutes!
Jul 01, 2013
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 06, 2012

"Marble--The beauty of the area can't be stressed enough."

The location of Marble is amazing! Tucked away on a county road and far away from any major highway, Marble is a remote little town of 100+ souls at 8,000 feet in Colorado's southcentral high peaks. Marble is on the back side of the mountains where the ski resorts around Aspen are.

I learned about Marble after employing the area after going to Penny Hot Springs around mile marker 55 on HW 131. The natural hot springs flow out of the Crystal riverbank and people have dammed up the hot water before it moves into the freezing river. This area is magical and Mount Sopris dominates the area with her beautiful symmetric peak.

The town of Marble is named for the Yule quarry that started in the 1880s and is still mined for marble today. The stone is of such great quality that it was used on the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. and used to build in San Francisco and New York. In 2004, Polycor a Canadian company purchased the mine and the stone continues to be shipped throughout the US and now into Europe and Asia.There is the annual summer Marble sculpting symposium held in town and the stone quarry draws a lot of tourism.

The homes in Marble are unique and charming and if you are interested in a truly remote mountain town with serious character it may be worth your time to invest in property here. Being at such a high elevation the winters are tough and the way into any major town is far, Glenwood Springs to the north is probably almost an hour drive depending on the weather. The town of Aspen is also about an hour away up north and around the peaks. The beauty of the area can't be stressed enough.
Pros
  • Amazingly beautiful
  • remote
  • true mountain town
Cons
  • remote
  • not much shopping options
  • far to major towns
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers