East Aspen

An idyllic combination that makes this mountainside community a sought-after destination in Colorado.

Welcome to East Aspen

Luxury living with peaceful mountain views
Quiet, luxury living meets easy access to first-class amenities in East Aspen, a picturesque mountain community located in Aspen, Colorado, where countless opportunities for outdoor adventure await. Nestled along private drives and spacious acreage are well-appointed homes in a wide range of architectural styles. Amenity-laden condominiums and low-rise apartments are available as well. With these perfectly-luxurious residences come breathtaking, magical views of the mountains — an idyllic combination that makes this mountainside community a sought-after destination in Colorado’s thriving real estate market. 

What to Love

  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • Unforgettable dining and shopping experiences
  • Variety of tourist attractions
  • Timeless, rustic ambiance

Local Lifestyle

Life in East Aspen is all about community. Locals enjoy spending quality time together, whether it’s during a cookout or at a festival. Nearby hiking trails and green spaces make East Aspen an ideal place for pet owners and nature lovers. When residents aren’t enjoying the natural scenery surrounding them, they take a short commute to the heart of Aspen, where they are found frequenting bars, cafes, shops, and restaurants. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Indulge in high-quality sushi at Matsuhisa, a renowned eatery prized for its upscale menu created by acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. For fresh, flavorful seafood, look no further than 
Find high-end designer fashion at Ralph Lauren or Nuages. Downtown Aspen is home to a variety of shopping experiences, whether you prefer to meander through the aisles of luxury stores like Gucci and Prada or enjoy perusing the racks at locally-owned boutiques. 
Live music and drinks are aplenty at Belly Up, a music venue featuring two bars and a highly-anticipated event list. Buy tickets to Jazz at Aspen - Snowmass to listen to some of the area’s best soul-lifting music. 

Things to Do:

Enjoy beer tasting and live music at Aspen Brewing Company, a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Rent an e-bike to explore the Rio Grande Trail. This scenic ride is one you won’t soon forget. 
A wide range of art galleries is available to the public. Be sure to stop by the Aspen Art Gallery, Royal Street Fine Art, and Forre Fine Art Contemporary Gallery to admire recent works created by local artists. 
One of the best ways to stay active outdoors is visiting North Star Nature Preserve, site of the Roaring Fork River and attendant recreation like stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, camping, or Nordic skiing (in the winter). Watch out for moose!


The Aspen School District serves the community of East Aspen.

East of Aspen

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.


Work With Hank

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