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There are about fourteendifferent neighborhoods in Vail, each with its own personality and charm. In some neighborhoods there are locals who live there all year round, but many of them are filled with condominiums, townhouses and single family homes that are owned by people who visit Vail for vacations but do not live there full time.
East Vail and Vail Golf Course is located a few miles east of the resort, so a car of bus must be taken in order to reach the skiing areas.
Vail Village and Lionshead is in the heart of Vail and quite exclusive.
West Vail is the most popular place to own property because it is not as expensive as Vail Village and Lionshead.
Eagle-Vail has houses that are positioned to look like a neighborhood. This area has a small town feel to it.
Avon and Wildridge is a residential area and is located closer to Beaver Creek ski resort than to Vail.
Mountain Star is one of the newer communities in the area and consists of very larges homes. The homes here are quite expensive.
Beaver Creek is where the Beaver Creek Ski Resort sits, and the homes in this area are some of the most beautiful and large in the entire Vail Valley vicinity.
Bachelor Gulch consists of lodges that are positioned for great ski-in/ski-out access to the lifts.
Arrowhead is a good community for those who both love to ski and to golf. It is a neighborhood that also offers swimming and tennis.
Edward and Lake Creek is the location where many of the locals live. It is an old ranching community. Edwards is now a trendy hot spot where many of the long time locals have moved for a more family atmosphere. Edwards has some of the best restaurants in the Valley including, but not limited to Sato's for World Class sushi, Fiesta's Mexican restaurant, ETown sports bar, Henry's Chinese, and do not miss the Bonjour Bakery for hand crafted bread and amazing desserts. The Riverwalk in Edwards is a new shopping area with beautiful and interesting shops and a wonderful market.
Singletree is also where many of the locals live. It is an area that is also good for families with children.
Cordillera is not just a ski community, but it is also a golf community. It sits next to four world-renown golf courses.
Wolcott, Bellyache Ridge, and Red Sky Ranch sit closer to Beaver Creek than to Vail. This area is home to golf courses, and many hiking and biking areas.
Eagle and Gypsum are located 35 miles from Vail. Therefore, there is a short drive to reach the ski areas, but the scenery is beautiful and at there is a view of the Sawatch Mountain Range.