5.4 out of 10

West of Town

40.4968155093101 -106.853804181381
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers


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

"West of Steamboat is more of a local vibe -- lots of small businesss"

The neighborhood and businesses west of downtown Steamboat Springs gets away a bit from the more touristy vibe of downtown and the ski resort that is east of town. As you go further west on HW 40 you start to see the construction and agricultural side of Steamboat, there are warehouses, hardware and feed stores, gas stations and services that locals frequent. There are some pretty awesome trailer parks along the Yampa River area just west of town and considering that the cost of living in town is astronomical living or renting a trailer might be the only way to live near town for those with an average income.

The Steamboat airport, officially called The Steamboat Springs Bob Adams Field Stolport, is just west of town and is surrounded by some manufacturing and research park type businesses such as Smart Wool, Natural Choice, Elk River Farm & Feed and High Country Plumbing Supply. The road that leads to the airport, Elk River Road/County Road 129, also eventually goes to Steamboat Lake State Park and Pearl Lake--this is a gorgeous place to visit and would be a great place to buy property -be it just land or an existing home. The area is really green and the lakes are so pretty, I love to canoe on both the lakes and in most cases the area is quiet and not busy.
  • more local feel
  • still expensive even though away from downtown a bit
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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