7.0 out of 10


39.4057027575478 -105.47346014706
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"A place I wouldn't mind calling home"

Bailey, Colorado is located along 285 about an hour west of Denver. I've had the pleasure of visiting this little town a lot over the years and it has really come to grow on me. The 'town' itself is pretty small with just a couple of restaurants, a small gift shop, and gas station, but within the outer lying areas, it is really beautiful and scenic. The schools here are pretty amazing and have nice views and in the high school cafeteria there is a large fireplace and the seating is booth style like you would find in a nice restaurant. When you're seated there you can look out at the mountain across the highway and it is very picturesque - I can only imagine how beautiful it is to be there during the winter and seeing snow fall. We have friends who recently moved to the area and they have elementary aged children, and the kids are allowed to go sledding at recess. That must be so much fun for them!

The people who live there are all so friendly and quick to make conversation with visitors. There are some small to average size homes around town, but once you get a little farther away you can find a lot of large, custom built homes on some property for well ino the millions.

Being in the mountains there are a ton of great outdoor things to do near Bailey. There's fishing, hiking, camping, hunting & more. I've been up to Bailey in the winter and the roads are well maintained. The one drawback is that there is only a two lane road going from Bailey to Conifer, which is where the nearest grocery store is. Conifer is about 20 minutes away in good weather.

The town itself isn't set up like a regular town with business lining the streets. The buildings are more spread out and when you're looking around you can see some older buildings and log cabins. There are a few bed & breakfast type of places on the outskirts of town and some great lush valleys you can drive through in the spring and summertime. This is really a lovely area with lovely people and definitely a place I would consider if I were moving to the mountains.
  • beautiful views
  • friendly people
  • good schools
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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