Within the Vail Valley, few neighborhoods have the variety of properties with such commanding views like Wildridge does.? Located north of Avon and across from Beaver Creek, Wildridge faces south getting great sunshine all day long with magnificent views?above Beaver Creek to?the Sawatch range.
Just a couple exits down the I-70 from Vail, Avon is well known as the gateway to Beaver Creek.? For locals, it?s a stop on our weekly to do list as the home of the most price sensitive grocery & everything else stores in the Valley. ?While other area of the valley shy away from big chain names, Avon proudly homes well known names like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Outback Steak House, Pier 1, Sports Authority and Radio Shack.? At the center of town,Nottingham Lake lends a beautiful and peaceful side to balance out the town and gives us a perfect place for community festivities including Colorado?s largest display of fireworks on the 4th of July.? Avon also offers a library, recreation center and plenty of pocket parks and playgrounds.?
Enjoy the Gore Range Views while you Golf in Vail - Open for 2008 Season of Golf
The Vail Golf Club is a championship 18 hole course par 71.?The golf course is nestled at the base of the Gore Range in the heart of the Vail Valley located at 8,200 feet. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy watching their golf balls fly an average of 10% farther in this high-alpine environment.
Take advantage of the Season Passes and punch card sales now underway
It seems in Vail, what was up, must now either be remodeled or come down to keep up with the new Vail.? The Lionshead Inn and the Lionshead Inn Annex are the new location for Strata in Lionshead.?
The Strata plans have been approved by the Town of Vail, and the developer will add 12,405 square feet of affordable housing to Vail.? According to the new developer guidelines, developers must add 350 square feet per employee.? With Strata, this equates to housing for about 35 employees.? One of the units will be in the new structure, and the developer will buy condos throughout Vail to satisfy the employee-housing requirements.?
The Town of Vail expects to see the new rules generate more housing over the next several years as big projects move forward.? Ever Vail, the $1 Billion Dollar Vail Resorts project planned for West Lionshead, will be subject to the new rules.? So far, studios, 1,2, and 3 bedroom units are planned, totalling 123 beds for Ever Vail.?
Vail's?North Day Lot will be the location of the New 18 Million Dollar Bus Station
Despite, pleas from neighbors at the Landmark Condominiums and Rob Katz, Vail Associates CEO,?the Vail Town Council approved the new ground level bus station for the North Day lot in Lionshead.? Council members?were concerned about future growth and the new station will?include room for town buses, county buses, hotel shuttles and skier drop off.?
Vail is counting on $5 million in federal grants, $1 million in state grants, and $3 million from Eagle county, yet to be secured.? The majority of the $18 million would come from tax-increment financing funding.? A TIF district in Lionshead allows taxes generated from redevelopment to be used for public improvements in the district, like transportation.
The Vail Valley will?now see a new planned development in Wolcott.? For generations a sleepy ranching community, Wolcott is set to be the last large (2600 acres) upper valley acreage that will see a master planned community.? Wolcott will be developed with its history as?a factor, an important factor for the Jouflas families that have owned this land for decades.
The plans are in their infancy, but both?Eagle County and the developer, Hermes Resort Properties,?want?to do it right.? This beautiful stretch of the valley is home to Red Sky Ranch, has miles of river frontage, and acres of valley floor and alpine ranch sites.? Located just west of Edwards, Wolcott could become the new heart of the Vail Valley if built out well.
Stay tuned for more updates as this exciting project becomes more detailed and works its way through the county.
The Eagle Valley Land Trust, a private, nonprofit organization established in 1982, to preserve land that provides important wildlife habitat, scenic vistas and historic ranching heritage in Eagle County, is looking for local opinions.? So far the Land Trust has been able to protect almost 10,000 acres of land in Eagle County through conservation easements and land purchases.?
We all treasure the Vail Valley for a wealth of reasons; for the sheer beauty of the mountains, for the clean air, for the abundance of wonderful activities we enjoy season to season and for the important, enriching times we are able to spend with our families and friends in such a wonderful environment.?
The Land Trust has?preserved 1,800 acres of land that is now part of?Sylvan Lake State Park, the East Vail waterfall and three miles of?Colorado river frontage.?