If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a mountain home, there’s a prime location for real estate in Colorado. As of late, Grand County has become a promising place to invest in real estate. The county has experienced exponential growth that isn’t expected to slow anytime soon.
In fact, the population has nearly doubled since 1990, when just over 8,000 individuals lived in the area. As of 2017, that number is now nearly 15,500.
About Grand County
Grand County is at the center of some of Colorado’s most beautiful scenery. Within the county lines are the Arapaho National Forest and the Arapaho National Recreation Area. Also included are:
- Byers Peak Wilderness
- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
- Indian Peaks Wilderness
- Never Summer Wilderness
- Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Routt National Forest
- Sarvis Creek Wilderness
- Vasquez Peak Wilderness
Residents of Grand County can take advantage of the small community atmosphere that each town in the county offers. In addition, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of hiking trails through the forests, alpine meadows and mountain trails that are common in the region. In the summer, biking is quite popular as is kayaking and river rafting.
In addition to the diverse landscape, two main bicycle trails pass through the area. These are the Great Parks Bicycle Route and the TransAmerica Trail Bicycle Route. While locals often ride along these paths, they are famous for the many miles they stretch across the state.
However, if biking isn’t your cup of tea, there’s plenty of other options. For those who prefer a leisurely drive, two scenic byways also run through Grand County. These are Colorado River Headwaters National Scenic Byway and the Trail Ridge Road/ Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway.
Towns in Grand County
The county seat of Grand County is Hot Sulphur Springs. There are five other towns in the county. These include Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Kremmling, and Winter Park.
Winter Park is the location of the popular Winter Park Resort, a world-famous ski resort. Winter Park, in particular, is a hotspot for prospective real estate owners. The reason for this is that Winter Park, CO has a small year-round mountain community. When people move to this community, it is small enough for neighbors to know each other and people on the street to stop and wave. However, Winter Park is also within driving distance of bustling Denver, CO.
Therefore, Winter Park is uniquely positioned to offer the small-town, remote mountain village feel while still being within a few hours of shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Things to Do in Grand County
There are several very popular attractions in Grand County. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends and family, try one of these options. Some features on this list may be seasonal:
1.) Colorado Adventure Park
2.) Winter Park Resort
As we mentioned above, Winter Park Resort is a world-famous skiing destination, and for good reason! This resort offers 3,000 acres of skiing terrain, 25 lifts, and parks. In the off-season of summer, Winter Park becomes Trestle Bike Park. The Bike Park uses 40 miles of downhill trails as well as 3 lifts and rentals. You can also tube, ice-skate, snowshoe and rent snowcats.
Recently, a slopeside village was put in where lodging, restaurant, and shopping is available if you need a break from the slopes! Oversize games of checkers and chess are available for families to play together, and a small adventure area is located here as well. You will find a climbing wall, a bungee jump and mini golf for you and the family to enjoy!
3.) Winter Park Adventure Quest
Winter Park Adventure Quest is located in Fraser, Colorado. This attraction is home to a 35-foot high aerial adventure park. Guests climb on a self-guided course and weave through ninja obstacles. For rock climbing enthusiasts, the park staff also offer guided rock climbing tours in the Arapaho National Forest.
These three attractions and the beautiful scenery of Grand County are just a few reasons to snap up prime real estate in the area. Come to see Grand County for yourself, and you’ll find the investment is an easy decision. Our gorgeous community is one of the fastest growing real estate developments in the area, learn more about Grand Park.