About West End Real Estate
West End Homes For Sale
Family-oriented, small-town feel with historic appeal and charm
West End, situated just west of North Monarch Street, and north of East Main Street, is Aspen’s quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. It is the perfect spot for those who are seeking an area with more of a suburban feel. Located close to the city center, this community is minutes from all of Aspen’s top conveniences and amenities. Even with its proximity to Downtown, West End can maintain a one-of-a-kind charm and historic appeal.
The vast majority of West End is residential. It is also home to a handful of beautifully maintained parks, attractions, restaurants, and stores. After crossing the threshold of where Central Core ends and West End begins, it feels as though you’ve stepped into an entirely unique part of town. High-end boutiques and penthouses suddenly give way to Victorian-era architecture and a distinctly suburban atmosphere.
Homes in West End adhere to the same level of quality and luxury as the many other neighborhoods that comprise Aspen. However, each residence and commercial building found in this community contributes to its historic feel. Many homes for sale in West End hover near Aspen’s average home price of $10 million.
What to Love
- Small town charm with historic, Victorian-era homes
- Minutes from Central Core
- Family-friendly environment
People & Lifestyle
West End is a fantastic place for individuals and families seeking to live in a suburban setting. Although this neighborhood is set against the backdrop of the stunning Rocky Mountains and is home to a number of seasonal celebrity residents, it feels like a charming small town. Houses are not overtly luxurious from the exterior, and residential areas feel relaxed and approachable. From its looks alone, you’d never know that you are living alongside Hollywood’s elite.
The understated way West End carries itself is heavily appealing for those looking to enjoy life’s quieter moments — family, community, and nature are among some of the top values of those living in this neighborhood.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Although this neighborhood is primarily residential, there are plenty of exceptional places to both shop and dine. Depending on your location, you may even be able to walk to some of West End’s best establishments.
In the immediate area, don’t miss out on the delicious barbeque found at the veteran-owned Aspen Hickory House. Order everything from ribs to housemade macaroni and cheese to melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork. On the edge of West End, be sure to try the menu items at other local favorites, including Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar, Grateful Deli, Matsuhisa, Jing Aspen, and White House Tavern. Also, craft beer lovers will definitely want to stop at Aspen Tap/Aspen Brewing Co. This chill taproom features a rotating tap list, guest brews, cocktails, wine, local and regional spirits, and a bar menu.
Around West End, you’ll also be able to shop at several highly-rated stores. Searching for the finest beer, wine, and spirits? Aspen Wine & Spirits is your go-to neighborhood shop. Need to make a grocery run? Clark’s Market is located a few minutes away from almost any home in the neighborhood. Other top shops include Aspen Velo, which provides bicycle rentals, Replay Sports, and Aspen Home Consignment.
Things to Do
Another perk of living in West End is attending the many events and festivals held seasonally. Residents also enjoy living near an excellent selection of parks, as well as places for outdoor recreation.
During the summer months, be sure to check out the current schedule at the Aspen Institute. The venue hosts events such as a classical music festival, an “ideas” festival, and plenty of others. Closeby, the Red Brick Center For The Arts holds art classes and summer camps for kids and art classes for adults. The Aspen Center For Physics and the Aspen Historical Society are two other not-to-miss attractions in West End.
When searching for the perfect spot for a picnic or a walk, you have multiple area parks that are all top-notch. Depending on what’s most convenient that day, stroll over to Pioneer Park, Hillyard Park, Triangle Park, or Anderson Park.
West End is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: