It doesn't get any better than this one. Rare homesite opportunity on the hillside above the historic west end of the town of Crested Butte. This offering is truly the best of both worlds. Adjacent to the town but the benefits of open spaces and commanding, panoramic and unobstructed 360 degree views of the surrounding Elk Mountains and the Upper East River Valley! Mt. Crested Butte dominates the eastern skyline, Gibson's Ridge fills the southern skyline and Mt. Emmons is your western neighbor. You can literally see for miles from this land. The Wood's Walk trail system is nearby. Elk Avenue dining, shopping, theatre and gallery district is a short walk down Old Kebler Pass Road. Over 1.5 acres and special zoning allows for three structures including a main house, accessory dwelling and a detached barn-garage!
Welcome to Crested Butte, Colorado presented by Benson Sotheby's International Realty. Crested Butte started off as a coal and silver mining town in the late eighteen hundreds. Eventually the mines closed and the town shrank in size and did not begin to grow again until the ski area was started up in the 1960's. The town of Crested Butte is now a vibrant winter and summer destination with many tourists coming from Texas, Oklahoma and the front range of Colorado. Crested Butte has 1,500 year round residences and has been able to keep its small town charm and mining heritage alive. Crested Butte's adorable downtown area is home to many restaurants, coffee shops, retail shops, art galleries and many professional offices. Crested Butte is also home to the Crested Butte Community School which was ranked as the sixth best public school in the entire state of Colorado.
Crested Butte has an eclectic mix of homes drawing inspiration from the mountains and its past mining heritage. The town of Crested Butte has become a highly desirable place to live in Gunnison County because of its close proximity to shops and restaurants, and the K-12 community school. This keeps property and land values high. As of 2014, the average price of a single family home is nine hundred ninety thousand dollars ($990,000) while the average price for condos and townhomes are three hundred thirty-six thousand dollars ($336,000) and the average price for a lot in town is five hundred thirty-six thousand dollars ($536,000).
Next time you are in the town of Crested Butte make sure to visit our inviting office at 401 Elk Avenue and visit with one of our friendly brokers to view what homes and lots are available in Crested Butte.