Introduction to the Vail Valley
Discover what life can be like in a year-round paradise. With the splendor of the Rocky Mountains as a perfect backdrop, the Vail Valley is a seamless combination of quality lifestyle, community and adventure.
More than 40,000 people from all walks of life have made the Vail Valley home. Situated in Eagle County, more than 10 separate towns and unincorporated communities make up this dynamic region. While Vail and Beaver Creek have become internationally renowned for world-class skiing, each town in the Vail Valley has its own distinctive qualities. Comprised of the communities of Avon, Arrowhead, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Eagle, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Gypsum, Minturn, Vail and Wolcott, Eagle County balances small-town ambiance with world-class services and resources.
Eagle County is noted as the 10th fastest growing county in the nation. As such, unparalleled amenities are available. Eagle County School District operates 16 schools in the area with the ultimate goal of encouraging students toward excellence. Healthcare facilities are among the best in the nation, and Eagle County, as a whole, is dedicated to ensuring that all its residents and visitors enjoy comfort and safety.
The sun is almost always shining in the Vail Valley, illuminating a nearly limitless array of recreation possibilities. In fact, national forest, wilderness areas and other public lands cover nearly 80 percent of the county. Best known for its unparalleled skiing, the town of Vail sits at the base of the largest and best ski mountain in North America. But skiing is just the start of the adventure options the Vail Valley offers. Winter through summer, there is never any shortage of outdoor activities — from golfing, hiking and horseback riding to kayaking, fishing and camping along with snowshoeing, dogsledding and cross-country skiing.
With such abundant resources and natural beauty, it’s no wonder so many people choose to live in the Vail Valley. The communities are replete with a diverse blend of people (tourists and residents alike) who thrive on the gorgeous mountain setting and excellent quality of life. With an eye to the future, the Vail Valley is primed for even more growth, and is committed to preserving the very qualities that make the area so appealing.