The nearby mountain communities can provide a unique lifestyle advantage. These communities are close enough to Denver to be considered bedroom communities, but remote enough to give you a sense or taste of real mountain life. Generally speaking, to be considered as a “nearby mountain community”, it should be within about a 45 minute commute (under optimal conditions) to a significant employment center.
Homesites can range anywhere from 1 acre to 35 acres, but 2 to 5 acres is the norm. Most properties do not rely on public water or sewer, gas for heating and cooking is usually supplied by propane tank, and electrical service could be subject to interruption. Cellphone service could be spotty, and cable/Internet may need to be provided by satellite dish. Vehicles with four wheel drive are highly recommended.
Some towns are partially in the mountains and partially on the flatlands, so don’t be too surprised if you see some flatland-type homes in this list.
Some of the communities that fall in this category are:
- Central City
- Deckers / Pine area
- Idaho Springs
- Indian Hills
I’ll be providing descriptions of each of these communities soon.
This is a list of all currently available mountain homes and land within a “reasonable” commute distance from Downtown Denver. Please note that “reasonable” is in the eye of the beholder. What is reasonable to me might not be reasonable to you.
Also, I have defined the search area to be from just north of the mountains behind Golden to roughly Roxborough on the south end. There are additional areas to be found, but I just haven’t included everything. So contact me if you wish to see something different.