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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Vail is a town in Colorado with a population of 5,363. Vail is in Eagle County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Vail offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vail there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Vail and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vail are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$556,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,377
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Vail Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    417
    500
  • Theft
    3,789
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    272
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,125
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Vail is a magical place! It stole my gyspy heart and convinced me that this is home.

I am so excited to be here. The valley views are phenomenal.

It is an outdoors lifestyle community. Two world class ski resorts only a quick bus ride away.

Acres of skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, fly fishing, backpacking, and many other mountain adventures.

A great nightlife with a free in town bus to make sure you get home safely.

Overall great progressive community.
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Vail, Colorado is a magical place to live. The beauty of Vail is the first outstanding attraction of this small town that will grab a visitor's attention. To top it off, this small village is a warm and friendly place to live with a diverse cross-section of America. The variety of visitors from all over the world makes Vail an exciting place to vacation. There are so many activities to do year round and there is something for everyone. I've lived here five months and feel as though this is home for me. If the town could be a bit more affordable (housing and food), then Vail would be the perfect place to live for many who dream of living in such a magnificent area of our great nation.
If you enjoy the outdoors, whether it's skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, rafting, golfing, and want to live in the mountains and have access to fine dining and entertainment, Vail and the surrounding area is a great option.