Top 100 Most Expensive Zip Codes in US by Forbes in 2013-Rank no.11-81611, Aspen, CO

Top 100 Most Expensive Zip Codes in US by Forbes in 2013-Rank no.11-81611, Aspen, CO


Top 100 Most Expensive Zip Codes in US by Forbes in 2012-Rank no.11-81611, Aspen, CO

Rank no.11-81611, Aspen, CO

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 9,439
Zip code population in 2010: 9,921
Zip code population in 2000: 8,813

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Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip code 81611
Houses and condos: 8,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,528
% of renters here: 34%
State: 36%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 81611: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 428.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 22 people per square mile

(very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code: 0.3% ($2,163)
Colorado: 0.6% ($1,480)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,443 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $4,243 (0.4%)

Urban population: 6,625
Rural population: 2,813

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $647,100

81611:  $647,100
Colorado:  $233,700

 

According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 81611 zip code as of October 05, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 81611 to the number of sex offenders is 3,203 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.

 

Median resident age:
This zip code:  44.5 years
Colorado median age:  36.2 years

 

Average household size:

This zip code:  2.1 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code: $72,723
Colorado: $55,387

Aspen, CO (81611) map
Nearest zip codes: 81612, 81642, 81251, 81656, 81615, 81621.
Snowmass Village Zip Code Map
Percentage of family households:
This zip code: 39.2%
Colorado: 51.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code: 4.9%
Colorado: 5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,462

Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 143 (72 now married, 71 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,010 (866 now married, 1,144 unmarried)

Housing units in zip code 81611 with a mortgage: 1,918 (70 second mortgage, 216 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,023

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,720
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $688

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code: 8.5%
Whole state: 13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code: 2.9%
Whole state: 7.4%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here: 4.9
State: 6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here: 3.7
State: 4.1

Notable locations in zip code 81611:
East Maroon Portal Campground
East Maroon Trailhead
West Maroon Portal Campground
Aspen Mountain Electronic Site
Mountain Bell Reflector
Lost Man Forest Service Facility
Portal Campground
Lost Man Campground
Upper Grottos Campground
Lincoln Gulch Campground
Grottos Campground
Weller Lake Campground
Pine Creek Campground
Castle Creek Campground
Toklat Lodge
Elk Mountain Lodge
Conundrum Guard Station
Maroon Lake Campground
Difficult Campground
Aspen Park Campground

Cemeteries:
Ute Cemetery
Aspen Grove Cemetery
Red Butte Cemetery

Lakes and reservoirs:
Sioux Lake
Ruby Lakes
Grizzly Lake
Truro Lake
Petroleum Lake
Anderson Lake
Jack Lake
Tabor Lake

Creeks:
Grizzly Creek
Independence Creek
Tabor Creek
New York Creek
Bruin Creek
Truro Creek
Galena Creek
Lincoln Creek
Cooper Creek

Park in zip code 81611:
Tourtelotte Park

Tourist attractions (not listed on the city page) :
Aspen Sports – at Aspen Golf Course (Tours & Charters; 39551 Highway 82)
Aspen Alpine Guides (Tours & Charters; 24 Tumbledown Lane) Aspen Cross Country Center (Tours & Charters; 39551 Highway 82)
Colorado RIFF Raft (Tours & Charters; 555 East Durant Avenue) Aspen Bike Tours & Rentals (Tours & Charters; 430 South Spring Street)

 

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 81611:
Less than $10,000: 11
$20,000 to $24,999: 8
$50,000 to $59,999: 9
$60,000 to $69,999: 13
$70,000 to $79,999: 40
$80,000 to $89,999: 11
$100,000 to $124,999: 33
$125,000 to $149,999: 95
$150,000 to $174,999: 148
$175,000 to $199,999: 179
$200,000 to $249,999: 237
$250,000 to $299,999: 289
$300,000 to $399,999: 93
$400,000 to $499,999: 125
$500,000 to $749,999: 305
$750,000 to $999,999: 81
$1,000,000 or more: 1,264

81611 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 81611:
$200 to $249: 35
$400 to $449: 23
$450 to $499: 16
$500 to $549: 7
$600 to $649: 14
$700 to $749: 98
$800 to $899: 196
$900 to $999: 31
$1,000 to $1,249: 187
$1,250 to $1,499: 231
$1,500 to $1,999: 138
$2,000 or more: 290
No cash rent: 262

Median gross rent in 2011: $1,296.

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $1,164,894.
Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:
White Non-Hispanic householders: $1,009,045
Black or African American householders: $163,969
Asian householders: $1,009,045
Some other race householders: $189,195
Hispanic or Latino householders: $1,009,045

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $647,100
81611: $647,100
Colorado: $233,700
Lower value quartile – upper value quartile: $239,700 – $1,000,001
Mean price in 2011:
Detached houses: $1,015,251
Here: $1,015,251
State: $315,525

Townhouses or other attached units: $733,075
Here: $733,075
State: $227,151

In 2-unit structures: $559,286
Here: $559,286
State: $257,006

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $649,657
Here: $649,657
State: $191,312

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $498,819
Here: $498,819
State: $169,615

Mobile homes: $306,408
Here: $306,408
State: $63,644

Races in zip code 81611:

White population: 8,824
Black population: 60
American Indian population: 12
Asian population: 152
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 5
Some other race population: 11
Two or more races population: 107
Hispanic or Latino population: 750

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ASPEN CONSOLIDATED SAN DISTRCT (400 SERVICE CENTER DRIVE in ASPEN, CO) 

    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS) 
    STATE MASTER (Colorado database) – NPDES-CO0026387, NPDES MAJOR
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources) 
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) – permit 
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) – permit 
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) 
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS; AIR AND WATER RESOURCE AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
    Business NAICS classification: ADMINISTRATION OF AIR AND WATER RESOURCE AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.
    Organizations: ASPEN CONSOLIDATED SAN DISTRICT (CONTACT/OWNER) , ASPEN CONS. SANIT. DIST. WWTF (CONTACT/OWNER) 
    Alternative names: ASPEN CONSOL. SANIT. DIST., ASPEN CONSOL. SANIT. DIST. WWT, ASPEN CONSOLIDATED SANITATION DISTRICT, ASPEN CONSOLIDATED SANITATION DS, ASPEN CONSOLIDATED SANITATIONN DISTRICT

  • CASTLE CREEK WTP (500 DOOLITTLE DR in ASPEN, CO) 

    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) – permit 
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) 
    COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (SDWIS) – SDWIS-CO0149122 2, WATER TREATMENT PLANT, SDWIS-CO0149122 3, SDWIS-CO0149122 6T, 
    Business SIC classification: WATER SUPPLY
    Organizations: CITY SOUTH GALENA (CONTACT/OWNER) , CITY OF ASPEN (CONTACT/OWNER) 
    Alternative names: ASPEN, CITY OF, CITY OF ASPEN WATER TREATMENT PLANT

  • ASPEN BASE OPERATION (69 E AIRPORT RD in ASPEN, CO) 

    STATE MASTER (Colorado database) – RCRAINFO-COR000015974, SQG
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) 

  • BERTHOD MOTORS INC. (314-D ASPEN AIRPORT BUSINESS in ASPEN, CO) 

    STATE MASTER (Colorado database) – RCRAINFO-COD983801010, SQG
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) 
    Organizations: BERTHOUD MOTORS INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , BETHOD MOTORS INC. (CONTACT/OWNER) 

  • ASPEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (0235 HIGH SCHOOL ROAD in ASPEN, CO) 

    (National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-0428
    Organizations: ASPEN 1 (SCHOOL DISTRICT) 

  • ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL (0235 HIGH SCHOOL ROAD in ASPEN, CO) 

    (National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-0432
    Organizations: ASPEN 1 (SCHOOL DISTRICT) 

  • ASPEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (0235 HIGH SCHOOL ROAD in ASPEN, CO) 

    (National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-0430
    Organizations: ASPEN 1 (SCHOOL DISTRICT) 

  • ASPEN-BASALT MOBILE HOME PARK (925 CHATFIELD RD in ASPEN, CO) 

    (Integrated Compliance Information System) – ICIS-08-1994-0198, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION

  • ASPEN PAINTING INCORPORATED (1057 OWL CREEK ROAD in ASPEN, CO) 

    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) 

  • ASPEN VALLEY HOSP (401 CASTLE CREEK ROAD in ASPEN, CO) 

    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS) 
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources) 
    Business SIC classification: GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HOSPITALS
    Alternative names: ASPEN VALLEY HOSPITAL DISTRICT

  • ASPEN, CITY OF (302 PUPPYSMITH in ASPEN, CO) 

    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) – permit 
    Business SIC classification: AMUSEMENT AND RECREATION SERVICES
    Organizations: CITY OF ASPEN – WATER DEPT. (CONTACT/OWNER) 
    Alternative names: MILL STREET WELL

  • BAR/X RANCH (962 STAGE ROAD in ASPEN, CO) 

    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) – permit 
    Business SIC classification: HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
    Organizations: AUSTIN LAWRENCE PARTNERS (CONTACT/OWNER) 
    Alternative names: GOULD CONSTRUCTION, INC.

  • DANCING BEAR RESIDENCES ASPEN (DURANT AND MONARCH STREETS in ASPEN, CO) 

    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) – permit 
    Business SIC classification: HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
    Organizations: DB CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC (CONTACT/OWNER) 
    Alternative names: SHAW CONSTRUCTION

 

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 81611:

  • Crestahaus Lodge, 1301 Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-7081, Fax: (970) 925-1610
  • Mountain House Lodge, 905 E Hopkins, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-2550
  • Snowflake Inn, 221 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3221, Fax: (970) 925-8740
  • Hotel Lenado, 200 S Aspen St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-6246
  • Sardy House, 128 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-2525, Fax: (970) 925-3840
  • The Gant, 610 W End St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-5000
  • Hotel Jerome, 330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 920-1000, Fax: (970) 925-2784
  • Limelite Lodge , 228 E Cooper St, Aspen, CO 81611 , Phone: (970) 925-3025, Fax: (970) 925-5120
  • 8 other hotels and motels

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.3%

The historic character of the city has been challenged in recent decades by skyrocketing property values and the proliferation of second homes, increasingly shutting low- and middle-income workers out of the city and creating a large pool of commuters from nearby bedroom communities such as SnowmassBasaltCarbondale and Glenwood Springs. At the same time, in stark contrast to its historic character, the city has emerged into international fame as a glitzy playground of the wealthy and famous. Aspen has become a second and third home to many international jet setters.

The downtown has been largely transformed into an upscale shopping district that includes high-end restaurants, salons, and boutiques. Aspen boasts Ralph LaurenDiorLouis VuittonPrada,GucciFendiBvlgariBurberryBrionitheory and Ermenegildo Zegna boutiques.

Real estate market

Aspen is the most expensive place to buy real estate in the US. Aspen is a mixture of high-end luxury estates and condos intermixed with single-family homes and mobile home parks. As of March 2011, the lowest-priced single-family home on the market was a trailer for $559,000. The median listing price for homes or condos for sale in Aspen is $4,229,558 according to Trulia. It is not uncommon to see listing prices reaching the mid-eight figures.

Geography

The city sits along the southeast (upper) end of the Roaring Fork Valley, along the Roaring Fork River, a tributary of the Colorado River about 40 miles (64 km) south of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It is surrounded by mountain and wilderness areas on three sides: Red Mountain to the north, Smuggler Mountain to the east, and Aspen Mountain to the south.

Aspen is located at 39°11′32″N 106°49′28″W, along State Highway 82.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all of it land.

In pop culture

John Denver memorial

In film

  • The Searchers (1956) was partially shot in Aspen.
  • Documentary producer Frederick Wiseman captured a diverse cross-section of local residents & culture in Aspen (1991).[18]
  • The film Aspen Extreme (1993) is set in Aspen.
  • In the movie Dumb and Dumber (1994), the main characters set off on a cross country adventure ending in Aspen.
  • In the movie Cougar Hunting (2011), the three buddies go to Aspen to pursue the booming trend of dating cougars

In games

In television

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Aspen Art Museum

  • Downtown, Museum, $$$$$
  • 590 N. Mill St.
  • Aspen, CO, 81611
  • +1-970-925-8050
  • Website | Email

An impressive contemporary art collection notable for its constantly rotating exhibitions and community programs. Currently undergoing a massive renovation with a new design by Shigeru Ban, it’s set for a 2014 re-opening.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (A.C.E.S.)

  • Hallam Lake, Tour
  • 100 Puppy Smith St.
  • Aspen, CO, 81611
  • +1-970-925-5756

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is at the forefront of ecological education and restoration. Their team of Naturalists guide visitors around Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Maroon Bells – by snowshoe in the winter and on hikes in the summer.

Aspen Institute at Aspen Meadows

  • West End, School/Class/Workshop
  • 1000 n. third st.
  • Aspen, CO, 81611
  • +1-970-925-7010

What the outdoors does to the body, the Institute does to the brain. Something is always happening: lectures, readings, fireside chats, as well as the Aspen Ideas Festival in the summer. The art-filled grounds are beautiful, and you can stay on-site at Aspen Meadows Resort.

Aspen Paragliding

  • Downtown, Tour, $$$$$$$
  • 426 S. Spring St.
  • Aspen, CO, 81611
  • +1-970-925-6975

You learn quickly that there are many ways to get down the mountain to the beautiful valley below, and on skis is only one of them. The most dramatic and exhilarating route is through the sky on a tandem jump under a parachute. Aspen Paragliding runs jumps year-round, no experience necessary.

Aspen Snowmass

  • Snowmass, Neighborhood to Explore

The network of mountains to ski/board/snowshoe in the winter and hike/bike/trek in the summer includes Aspen and Aspen highlands (both are intermediate and expert), Snowmass (beginners and families), and Buttermilk (beginner and intermediate) – and all host special events and activities year-round. RFTA, the local bus system, runs frequently among all of them, has a special place to store skis, and is free.

Maroon Bells

  • Aspen Highlands, Parks and Gardens

Just ten miles southwest of Aspen in the White River National Forest near Aspen Highlands, these mountains are among the most photographed spots in the United States. You usually have to venture much deeper into nature to see scenery this spectacular, but this is an easy, picturesque, two-hour hike around the lake. Access is by car or RFTA bus.

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Single Family, Contemporary – Aspen, CO $29,900,000
A remarkable custom home sited on one of the most private lots within Eagle Pines. Set on the ski slopes of Buttermilk ski area with ski in/out access and abundant views capturing the city of Aspen and mountains beyond.Unique design elements such as the Cantilevered terraces, attention to detail, and the scale of the rooms are reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright design esthetic. A tasteful home theater on the lower level of the house, geothermal heating & cooling, caretaker quarters, over 5 acres of secluded serenity and all bedrooms above grade make this a very unique property.

Description

Property Type-Single Family Home
Year Built-2005
Bedrooms-7 BR
Baths-7 full BA; 1 ½BA
Stories-3.0
Approx. Lot Size-5.30 Acres
Sq. Feet-12,674
The real estate market in Aspen, CO has recovered somewhat and its priciest zip code is now the most expensive neighborhood in the U.S., according to a new ranking by Forbes. Back in February we reported on the dire straits of Aspen real estate, when Sotheby’s International Realty shuttered its Aspen office in the wake of plummeting sales. Now Aspen’s south end 81611 zip code, home to ultra-luxe ski lodges, is top of the field with an impressive $6.5 million median home sale price, the magazine reports. However the seasonal nature of the Aspen market gives it a yearly boost which might well mean its triumph is temporary; and indeed the big picture is still pretty glum. “In 2007, the market in our valley was $2 billion in sales," top Aspen broker Steve Walker tells Forbes, “this year it’ll be between $500 million and $1 billion. In volume and dollars, it’s been a 50% drop."We predict that Beverly Hills, which is currently in 3rd place, will quickly eclipse Aspen especially since a mansion was just sold there for $31.5 million, the most expensive property sold in California so far this year, while a second recently changed hands for $22 million. The former, a 27,000-sq.-ft. Norman-style estate on 2 acres with 10 bedrooms, 14 baths and seven fireplaces, had originally been listed at $45 million and was on the market for almost nine months. Aspen’s neighboring Snowmass Village has also experienced a resurgence. Other neighborhoods that have clocked recent gains include the Hollywood Hills and Chappaqua, NY, while the second most expensive zip belongs to Alpine, NJ, a luxurious New York suburb home to Wall Street execs and rap moguls like Sean Combs and Damon Dash.Want to live in the country’s priciest zip? There are several choice Aspen properties available including this $60 million estate, this $58 million spread and this cozy $43.8 million ski lodge. Here’s the new list of the top five most expensive zip codes in the U.S. as determined by median prices (which are quite high overall right now at the top end):1. Aspen, CO, 81611: $6.5 million
2. Alpine, NJ, 07620: $4.7 million
3. Beverly Hills, CA, 90210: $4.04 million
4. Snowmass Village, CO, 81654: $3.99 million
5. Newport, CA, 92661: $3.9 million