A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$547,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,157
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Aspen Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    526
    1
  • Theft
    3,771
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,164
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Aspen Reviews

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Aspen get's a bad reputation for being a town that exclusively houses the super rich and pompous. Many non-local, non-tourists only associate the town with skiing and mansions. Although those things do exist in Aspen there is a vast culture that locals have created over the years that make Aspen a truly spectacular place. Yes, there are affordable resturants such as The Big Wrap and Rhino's which despite being tucked away from the main streets have some truly spectacular food. The summer brings a host of activities, such as hiking, biking, swimming, and all the other outdoorsy activities that we are so fond of. And despite being a small town, there are many events that bring a rich culutral oppurtunity such as the Film Fest, Aspen Music Festival and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Aspen is a beautiful place full of interesting people and traditions and I am so lucky to have lived there.
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I loved growing up in Aspen, skiing,hiking,camping,fishing,climbing and amazing mountain biking right outside my backdoor. Aspen is very safe and very easy to get around with bike paths and free buses everywhere. Aspen has so many facilities including art and music schools
One drawback with Aspen is, there is very little to do in Aspen for teenagers after dark.
The cost of living in Aspen is extremely high, with it being a tourist ski town. It is, however, one of the most beautiful places to live in. There are so many outdoor activities and the people are very friendly. It is a very dog friendly town and the crime rate is very low. It has a very small town feel, but during the season there are people that visit from all around the world.