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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$483,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,282
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

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
    14
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    347
    500
  • Theft
    4,173
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,776
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    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.
Amazing place, absolutely gorgeous, nice people, safe, and skiing creates a unique culture and keeps it interesting.