Communities of Grand County
Grand County, Colorado is made up of 1,847 square miles of land, 23 square miles of water, and an infinite amount of natural beauty. Following are some of the communities and properties that are located in this popular Colorado county.
Located just 70 miles west of Denver, Winter Park is known as Colorado’s favorite ski resort, a down-to-earth ski town where locals and tourists alike mingle. The real estate is varied, from ski-in and ski-out condos, town homes, and luxury homes to vacant land and cabins. Many Winter Park properties are located in and around the base of Winter Park Ski Resort, some are in Old Town Winter Park, and others are spread across both sides of US 40.
Known affectionately as “the icebox of the nation,” Fraser is just minutes from the ski runs at Winter Park. Condos, town-homes, duplexes and triplexes, and single-family homes are plentiful in this friendly town.
Blink and you’ll miss the “commercial district” of Tabernash, which is little more than a cluster of buildings, a fabulous restaurant, liquor store, and post office, but some of Grand County’s most popular neighborhoods and spectacular homes are located nearby, including Winter Park Highlands and Pole Creek.
The 5,000-acre Granby Ranch is clustered around Sol Vista Basin ski area (formerly known as Silver Creek) or the renowned Headwaters Golf Course, and most of the properties were built in the past five years. Condos, town homes, and single-family homes are available in a variety of architectural styles, many based on contemporary mountain themes.
In the middle of Grand County, Granby sits almost equal distance from the county’s greatest draws: Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Ski Resort. Granby has a wide range of affordable housing choices, from mobile homes and condos to attached homes and single-family homes. Outside
Granby, ranches, farms, and undeveloped land are abundant.
Established in 1867, Grand Lake qualifies as one of Colorado’s oldest towns, and certainly one of its most charming. Along the authentic Western Boardwalk, there are more than 60 shops and restaurants, and the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is close by. Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado – 265 feet at its lowest point. Nearby Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby draw water enthusiasts from around the state. Property in Grand Lake ranges from rustic mountain cabins on streams to luxury homes on the lakes, with condos and town homes sprinkled in between. There’s plenty of vacant land still available to build your own charming cottage or dream custom home.
Hot Sulphur Springs is the county seat for Grand County, and it’s named for the natural springs that flow from the canyons along stretches of the upper Colorado River. Because it’s on the western side of the county, property in Hot Sulphur Springs tends to be the least expensive in Grand County. Single-family homes and vacant land can be purchased for a fraction of what you’d spend in Winter Park or Fraser.