The great outdoor recreation opportunities that are available in all seasons of the year and the bustling local cultural scene combined with the renown and prestige of owning property here make the Vail real estate market one happening industry. Vail has more short-term and vacation-rental lodgings than it does full-time resident households, which is not unusual for a ski resort town of this nature. The average single-family houses on the Vail real estate market will be found mostly in the East Vail and West Vail neighborhoods. The property listings also include a significant number of condos and townhomes (great for those high country snow sports getaways!) and a handful of properties that have eight-figure price tags. These latter listings include multi-family homes, condos, bare land and single-family homes. And these listings of more than $10 million dollars also drive the median Vail real estate price up to more than $1 million dollars, with a per-square-foot cost of more than $800. What do you get for your money? The opportunity to live (or vacation) in the Rocky Mountains' top community for outdoor recreation, but that's not all. The history, arts and culture of the area are a large part of the attraction of the Vail community as is the chance to rub elbows with the celebrities who flock here each year.
Schools Within the Vail Real Estate Market
Vail is not the residential heart of the area, but there are some families with children who attend schools within the Vail real estate area, served by the Eagle County School District. Vail has a neighborhood elementary school that feeds on up to a district middle school and high school, but there are also other educational opportunities in the district, and these include charter, expeditionary and online schools.