Vail Real Estate Information
Vail is a relatively small town found in the central eastern portion of Eagle County. Vail has a population of approximately four thousand six hundred residents, a slight increase over the four thousand five hundred persons recorded during the census taken during the year two thousand. Vail is situated at an elevation of about eight thousand feet, nearly three thousand feet above the mile-high city of Denver. Vail is currently governed by Town Manager Stan Zemler and Mayor Dick Cleveland, and is located in the central western portion of the state of Colorado. Vail was born from the Vail Ski Resort, and is found at the base of those slopes. Vail is a popular destination for outdoor attractions and activities throughout the year, especially for skiing during the winter months.
The Vail Ski Resort was founded in the year nineteen sixty two by Earl Eaton and Pete Seibert, who were quick to see the potential in the beautiful mountain peaks of the area. Vail is home to the second largest ski mountain in the entire United States and North America, and takes its name from engineer Charles Vail. Vail encompasses a total area of roughly four and a half square miles, and was officially incorporated as a town in the year nineteen sixty six. As is to be expected from such a scenically beautiful site, the economy of Vail is heavily based on tourism in both the warm and cold times of year. Vail is subdivided into a number of residential and commercial areas, all of which are accessible via the Interstate-70.
Recreational activities in and around Vail include snowboarding, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing during the winter and biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Other popular attractions include the culinary center of Vail, shopping centers, and boutiques as well as the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the Colorado Ski Museum, and the annual Vail Film Festival. Vail also boasts the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, and the public schools of the Eagle County School District. Private schools in Vail are the Saint Claire of Assisi Catholic School, the Vail Academy, and the Vail Mountain School as well as the Colorado Mountain College.