In the area where the Roaring Fork Valley starts to narrow and ascend towards Independence Pass, a range of distinctive neighborhoods can be found, providing residents with a sense of seclusion just minutes away from downtown Aspen.
The 245-acre North Star Nature Preserve and surrounding open space contribute to the tranquility and peacefulness of the corridor along Highway 82.
From the late fall to the late spring, the area becomes the valley’s cul-de-sac, adding to the feeling of seclusion.
Whether it is the unassuming mansions on the valley floor near the nature preserve or those in the Mountain Valley and Knollwood subdivisions, accessed by steep, winding roads, residents feel as though they have discovered their serenity paradise.
The semi-rural area has amenities such as a free, on-demand shuttle service to and from downtown, and the 3-mile East of Aspen Trail for cyclists and pedestrians along the Roaring Fork River.
The Stillwater section of the river, located smack-dab in the middle of the nature preserve that is home to moose, bears, Great Blue Herons and a ton of other wildlife, attracts stand-up paddleboarders and tubers in the summer. In the winter, the nature preserve offers a quiet place for Nordic skiers on impeccably groomed tracks.