Welcome to West End
Peaceful community with a strong sense of community
The cozy and picturesque neighborhood of West End offers suburban serenity. Living inside its residential streets boasts privacy yet walkability to Downtown Aspen’s array of eateries and shops. Carefully restored properties protected by the Aspen Historic Preservation Committee nestle along inviting, tree-lined streets offering surreal, ethereal views of Colorado’s iconic green spaces. Outdoor enthusiasts fit right in West End, with many kayaking, hiking, camping, and skiing during their free time.
What to Love
- Stunning Victorian homes built on leafy streets
- Ski culture
- A small-town community feel
- Proximity to Downtown Aspen’s numerous amenities
West End's picturesque neighborhood is a magnet for families and young professionals. Its biggest attraction is its proximity to Aspen, where residents are offered a close-knit feel without forgoing quiet, private living. Residents appreciate their walkable streets, with many walking or biking into town. West End delivers a tranquil ambiance without giving up city comfort.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
West End is exclusively residential. However, it’s just moments from Aspen's vibrant dining and shopping scene. East Main Street’s longtime landmark, Hotel Jerome, offers elevated dining experiences for its guests. Dine at Prospect for a chef-created seasonal menu full of delightful entrees, or stop by Bad Harriet to sip on innovative, signature cocktails.
Experience high-end cuisine at Plato’s Restaurant, an upscale eatery with floor-to-wall windows and a chef-curated menu comprised of dishes like maple leaf duck and verlasso salmon.
Shopping near West End has never been easier with its nearby boutiques and popular retailers. Find a curated selection of quality fashion at Alice + Olivia, or select your latest handbag at Gucci. Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rag & Bone, and Lululemon Athletica are a short commute from West End, where you can indulge in luxury fashion just moments from your home.
Things to Do
West End’s proximity to the Aspen Insitute’s non-profit organization allows locals to attend popular seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and more. The Aspen Music Festival and School proudly present an impressive lineup of year-round concerts and festivals for the community. Art lovers visit the Aspen Art Museum for its contemporary art exhibits and community-wide events.
The Aspen School District serves the community of West End.
The West End
The West End of Aspen has long been an essential hub of the town’s cultural and intellectual scene. With the likes of the Aspen Institute, Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall, and the Aspen Center for Physics, it’s easy to see why.
What was once a quiet neighborhood inhabited predominately by second homeowners taking advantage of the summer programs at their neighborhood nonprofit campus, there has been a surge in recent years of young families moving in full time.
They’ve discovered that quality of life, a quality public school system and a short walk to downtown makes the West End a charming place to live, especially with all the Victorian homes and miner’s cabins that have been preserved.
The city’s progressive historic preservation program, “Aspen Modern”, have fostered seamless additions and contemporary spec homes to blend in with historic architecture.
Wide streets lined with old Cottonwood trees, the West End is a charming place to ride bikes and take long strolls through the neighborhood.