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Best Neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs

Posted on September 26, 2018 by shawn_manwaring

If you are in the real estate market in Glenwood Springs, Colorado than you are more than likely interested in the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs.  This article provides you a geographic layout below to help you choose which neighborhood might be best for you when searching for a spot to settle down here in Glenwood Springs.


  • 8th St to 27th St
    • This is the heart of downtown.  Dating back to the 1800’s you will find an incredible mix of residential and commercial property here.  In the residential category you will find mostly single family homes built between the late 1800’s and 1950’s.  There are a few condo or townhouse dwellings mixed in as well but for the most part if you are shopping downtown you are more than likely shopping for a historic property.  Of course a huge benefit of living here is the walking access to downtown.
  • North of the Colorado River
    • Anchored by the historic Hotel Colorado, this neighborhoods boasts lots of history and charm.  In most locations in this neighborhood you can easily walk downtown.  With the recent Grand Ave. bridge construction, this area will be taking on a whole new twist come 2017.  Initial plans call for a promenade area of shops and restaurants because the bridge will no longer divert traffic through this area of town.  Many people in the community are talking about how this will be one of the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs once the bridge construction finishes in 2017.

South of Glenwood (27th St and further South)

  • Cole Subdivision
    • Just passed Berthod Motors on South Grand Ave you will come to 33rd St.  This one way in and one way out street provides access to the tiny neighborhood of Cole subdivision.  Whether it’s because I live in this neighborhood or just love the access to town, flat lots and no thru traffic, it is arguably one of the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs.  You have access to the Rio Grande recreation trail out of this neighborhood and also easy access to the river and downtown.
  • Sopris Ave.
    • Running parallel to Highway 82 and just East of The Roaring Fork River you will find Sopris Ave.  A long flat street is home to about 100 properties in this neighborhood.  Anyone you talk to here seems extremely happy to be settled into this neck of the woods.  Providing you access to the recreation path, downtown and river just outside your door are some of the main reasons people love living in this little neighborhood.
  • Ironbridge
    • An ideal golf and mountain community all in one. Stunning views of Mt. Sopris from pristine perspectives. An 18-hole alpine course designed by Arthur Hills and refined by Tom Lehman. Locals refer to it as “the best kept secret in the valley.” An incredible recreation center with a state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatic center with a pool, kid’s wading pool, water slide, and hot tub, tennis courts, basketball courts, climbing wall and a playground for kids. Approximately four miles of hiking and bike paths, catch-and-release trophy fishing ponds, and best of all…wide open spaces.  Ironbridge also has a Property Owners Association with current dues of $375/month which serves as a communication tool between the POA and the residents of Ironbridge.
  • Westbank
    • Located South of Glenwood Springs and just north of the Ironbridge community, Westbank features large family homes that enjoy large lots, water rights and mature landscaping. Many of the homes are along the fairways of the Ironbridge golf course.  The homes were mostly built in the 80s and tend to be larger homes. While many have been updated, many still have the feel of the 80s and are ripe for renovation.
  • Pinyon Mesa
    • Situated a mile up the Colorado Mountain College Road and equal distance between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, Pinyon Mesa is a newer subdivision. With a total of 80 lots averaging around a quarter acre each these custom home sites combine the feel of the country with a small neighborhood. Homes range from 1900-4000 square feet and are mostly being built with contemporary finishes and adirondack floor plans.
  • Elk Springs
    • Located at the top of the Colorado Mountain College Road (Highway 114), Elk Springs provides the opportunity for living in harmony with a uniquely natural environment. It is almost impossible to find a location in Glenwood Springs with better views than Elk Springs.  Elk Springs is a place to live in cooperation with nature’s pure beauty. A place where the old growth forest is prized and revered, where the homes become a part of the landscape instead of a blight upon it, and where the hundreds of acres of natural, forever preserved open space are our most important amenity.

Four Mile Corridor

  • 4 Mile Ranch
    • Deep in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, nestled between the world famous Hot Springs Pool and the local’s favorite Sunlight Ski area, sits 4 Mile Ranch.  With 57 homesites, each with their own unique views of the 4 Mile corridor, Sunlight Ski area, Mt. Sopris, and the Flat Tops of the White River National Forest, 4 Mile Ranch offers the feel of a rural mountain setting with all of the services and amenities offered in nearby Glenwood Springs.  With abundant wildlife such as Elk, Deer, Fox, Owls, Falcons, Geese, and Cranes to name a few, and walking trails throughout the neighborhood, one can easily enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer.
  • Oak Meadows
    • Just a few minutes from downtown Glenwood and the Sunlight Ski area, Oak Meadows has more of a country feel yet is only a 10 minute drive away. The homes for sale and lots for sale offer a lot of variety; lots range from around 10,000 sq. ft up to multiple acres and there is a mix of older and newer homes.  There even a few town homes available. The neighborhood has its own park and tennis courts.  Oak Meadows features great views and lots of wildlife. It also offers low cost storage for RVs and other toys on site. It is at a higher elevation than Glenwood Springs and residents enjoy cooler summers and more snow in the winter.  Oak Meadows is a popular community and usually only has a few homes available in the real estate market at any one time.
  • Sunlight
    • If you are looking to live at the ski slopes, we have only 1 option in Glenwood Springs and that is Sunlight Mountain.  Very few single family homes are available but there are several small parcels of condos and town homes to choose from.  Located just 20 minutes from downtown, when you decide to live in Sunlight you are likely a skiing enthusiast.

Midland Ave.

  • Red Mountain
    • Nestled just west of the Roaring Fork river and perched above the town of Glenwood is Red Mountain.  Here you will find more affordable signle family homes than most other neighborhoods in town with great access to trails and recreation just steps from your door.  This is widely considered one of the best neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs.
  • Cardiff Glen
    • Cardiff Glen is located south of Glenwood Springs near the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport. The town homes in Cardiff Glen are popular starter homes for local families.  The neighborhood is right next to Sopris Elementary School and has a central park and lots of children running around.  The homes are typically 2 or 3 bedrooms. Each home has a road in front, with a small lawn and a porch.  Behind each home is an alley with additional parking and garage access. These homes tend to be the least expensive single family homes in Glenwood.
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