Greater Vail

Vail is a leading resort community, but still retains its small town ambiance that immediately makes you feel at home.

Welcome to Greater Vail

A residential center in Vail with an urban feel

Greater Vail encompasses all of the neighborhoods of Vail outside of Vail Village and Lionshead, including Potato Patch, Vail Golf Course, Spraddle Creek, West Vail, and East Vail. Greater Vail is known for its proximity to Vail Resort and its world-class skiing. Greater Vail is also located along the Town of Vail shuttle route, making accessing the more central village neighborhoods easy.

Vail is one of the best mountain resorts in the world. It has the most luxurious accommodations and high-end shopping and dining, as well as world-class terrain that some of the best winter athletes in the world travel for. There are also incredible options for beginners, including groomed green trails, private lessons, and many off-mountain activities such as ice skating, live music, and spa treatments.

What to Love

  • Easy access to Vail Resort 
  • Luxury dining and shopping options
  • A high-end, luxury lifestyle with stunning properties

Local Lifestyle

Living in Greater Vail is luxurious and exclusive. It’s one of the best mountain resorts in the world and is highly regarded. Greater Vail has many fantastic residential neighborhoods that create privacy, as well as condominiums that are more centrally located and have an urban feel. Life in Vail revolves around the mountains, with incredible opportunities for snow sports in the winter and adventure sports in the summer, like mountain biking, mountain climbing, trail running, and hiking.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

There are endless choices for high-end dining and shopping in Greater Vail. City Market is an upscale grocery option in West Vail. Offering an excellent selection of produce, meat, and packaged goods, the store also has a lovely bakery section. Nearby in West Vail, Safeway is also an excellent grocery option. As a long-standing chain in the Colorado area, Safeway has produce, seafood, and meat, as well as a great deli and bakery. Christy Sports is perfect for winter sports apparel. They specialize in skiing and snowboarding gear and also offer rental options.

Joy Sushi is conveniently located next to Safeway in West Vail and has a menu featuring Japanese favorites, including sushi and sashimi. For another take on Asian cuisine, Maya Palace offers Chinese classics. Maya Palace has been a staple in West Vail for over 30 years and offers both dine-in and takeout options.

Things to Do

Of course, the best things to do in Greater Vail are on the mountain, but the area has so much more to offer and plenty of options for when the snow melts. Piney Lake offers some of the most iconic views in Vail. The Lake overlooks valleys between towering peaks in the Rocky Mountains and has some of the best sunset views in the entire state. Piney Lake also offers beautiful walking and hiking trails to take in the best views in Colorado.

With so many trails through the mountains, hiking and biking in Greater Vail are incredibly popular in the summer months. Even when the snow melts, there are countless ways to enjoy the mountains.

Booth Falls Trailhead is a lovely hiking trail with moderate difficulty. The trail features a waterfall halfway and an Alpine lake at the top. It is perfect for the warmer summer months, with opportunities to cool off in the cool mountain water.

Although skiing and snowboarding are the main winter sports, Vail has many options. Ice climbing is a popular sport here, and as the mountains freeze over, more and more route options become available.


Greater Vail is served by Eagle County School District with many high-rated schools, as well as private choices.

Eight and a Half Miles of Paradise

The Town of Vail is centered around the world-renowned Vail Mountain and encompasses the communities of East Vail, Vail Village, Lionshead and West Vail. Vail Village, at the heart of the Town of Vail, is modeled after a traditional Bavarian village with an old-world charm including cobblestone streets and covered bridges. Within Vail Village, one will find a variety of real estate, heated streets, and world-class restaurants and shops.Vail Mountain is one of the top skiing destinations in the world, with over one million skiers each winter season who flock to the famous back bowls and over 350 inches of snow.

The summer season offers golf, mountain biking, fishing, rafting and cultural festivals that include the Bravo! Vail Music Festival and the Vail International Dance Festival.

Real estate investment is popular due to the Town of Vail’s close proximity to other destinations. Just 100 miles west of Denver, the Vail community is easily accessible by Interstate 70 and the Eagle County Regional Airport, 35 miles to the West in Gypsum.

Vail has the largest free transportation system in the nation and more open space than any other resort community in the United States. Gore Creek, which runs through the community is one of only 11 Gold Medal fishing streams in the state.

Vail is a leading resort community, but still retains its small town ambiance that immediately makes you feel at home.

Vail Golf Course

Nestled at the base of the Gore Mountain Range, Vail Golf Course homes consist of single-family homes and condominiums that overlook the scenic 18-hole, par 71 experience. Perfectly manicured greens recognized by Golf Digest as a “Top 100 Resort Course,” golfers and homeowners enjoy the scenery along the Gore Creek adjacent to the White River National Forest.

Spraddle Creek

Intimate Vail community comprised of luxury single family homes with unparalleled views of Vail Mountain. Spraddle Creek boasts spectacular construction and elaborate layouts with privacy and views.

Potato Patch

Exclusive Vail neighborhood located on the sunny north side of the Vail Valley with unsurpassed views of Vail Mountain and the entire valley. Featuring many single-family homes, large luxurious duplexes and three multi – family developments.

West Vail

One of Vail’s earliest neighborhoods, West Vail overlooks the Gore Mountain Range and Vail Mountain. Consisting of a variety of residential options you can find condominiums, townhomes, duplexes and single-family homes. Integral to the convenience of West Vail real estate, is the shopping areas with grocery stores, hardwear store, local restaurants, cleaners, gas stations, banks, and post office.

East Vail

Sitting at the base of the Gore Mountain Range East Vail Real Estate includes ski condominiums, townhomes, and luxury mountain single family homes. This stunning alpine neighborhood has easy access to biking and hiking trails, cross-country skiing, and ice-climbing. Secluded from the Vail hustle and bustle, enjoy quiet streets and a neighborhood feel with only a 5-minute ride on the Town of Vail’s free bus service into town.

Overview for Greater Vail, CO

5,903 people live in Greater Vail, where the median age is 53.4 and the average individual income is $71,044.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

53.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Greater Vail, CO

Greater Vail has 2,447 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Greater Vail do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,903 people call Greater Vail home. The population density is 53.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

53.11 / 46.89%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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