It wasn’t too long ago that Basalt was a sleepy midvalley service community surrounded by pastoral ranches and low-key neighborhoods. In recent years, the pace has picked up, both in lifestyle and opportunities for development. And now, with year-round attractions and upcoming real estate opportunities at nearly every level of entry, the midvalley is in the midst of a transformation, into a variety of livable neighborhoods with the vibrant hub of Basalt at its heart.
Investment in the Basalt community is at an all-time high. Even as this small mid-valley town continues to wrestle with how to redevelop parts of its downtown core, at least 200 affordable housing units are in the pipeline, while upgrades are in process for pedestrians and the schools, and the business community is booming. “What’s notable about many of the changes, whether they’re development plans or some other type of investment, is that they focus on long-term livability,” emphasizes our broker, Kristen Maley, a Basalt resident for many years.
Here’s a look at some of the more significant projects in the Basalt pipeline: Continue reading →
Twenty miles down the road from Aspen, Basalt has never really been considered part of the Aspen/Snowmass resort — obviously, it’s not even part of the name. But things are changing with a new hotel, a growing commercial area, and a downtown in the process of revitalizing. Continue reading →
There’s a notable shift in the Aspen shopping scene … to Basalt.
As construction continues on Willits Town Center, and as Whole Foods has become firmly entrenched as its anchor tenant, this rapidly growing midvalley hub seems to be well on its way to becoming a shopping destination. Continue reading →