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When considering a real estate purchase in the Crested Butte area there are a lot of factors to consider and location is one of the most important.   The area is made up of many smaller communities or subdivisions – each with their own personality, views and landscapes.  People who live in or own homes in these areas usually have strong opinions about why where they live is the best area to be.   While there is no substitute for driving around and seeing  them for yourself, hopefully these pages will give you a feel for each area and help you narrow down your search for the perfect place for you in the Crested Butte area.


We have two incorporated towns at the north end of the Gunnison Valley – the Town of Crested Butte & the Town of Mt. Crested Butte.  The rest of the area is just part of Gunnison County.  Crested Butte South is the largest subdivision and is about 6 miles south of town and is commonly called CB South.  There are several smaller subdivisions scattered from Mt. Crested Butte south past CB South that are still considered part of the Crested Butte area.  These communities will vary from .1 acre lots to 35 acre plus ranches.


The City of Gunnison is about 28 miles from Crested Butte and is where the main airport is located (GUC).  The area around Gunnison also offers a great deal of variety and generally is less expensive then property closer to Crested Butte.  Home to Western State Colorado University, Gunnison is a great place to consider for both its inherent benefits and its proximity to Crested Butte.


There are several things to consider when deciding where you want to be in the area.  Do you want to be in an area where you can walk everywhere?  Is access to public transportation important to you?  Do you want to feel like you are in a mountain cabin with no neighbors around you or do you like the small town feel of neighbors nearby?  Would you rather minimize the upkeep required by purchasing a property in a managed community or do you like the idea of having your own lawn?


Whether you are very familiar with the Crested Butte area or have just started your search, this section should give you some good information about what you can expect if you own property in each of these communities or areas.

Crested Butte

The Town of Crested Butte is the quintessential Colorado mountain town.  With most of the town being a designated Historic District, you will find quaint Victorian style homes with parks of all sizes scattered throughout.  Walking down Elk Avenue, you will find a variety of shops and restaurants … [Read More]

Gunnison Area

The City of Gunnison is home to Western State Colorado University, Gunnison Valley Hospital, and Gunnison Crested Butte Airport.  It was almost the capital of Colorado and has a personality that is separate and different from its smaller sister to the north.  The city itself offers a wonderful … [Read More]

Mt. Crested Butte

The Town of Mt. Crested Butte is located 2 miles from Crested Butte and is the home of Crested Butte Mountain Resort which is the ski area.  The base area boasts a number of shops and restaurants as well as a year-round zipline course, mini golf course and kids adventure park with a climbing wall, … [Read More]

Nearby, But Not In Town

We have done a great job of preserving open space around Crested Butte, but as you drive around the area you will notice pockets of homes here and there.  Maybe you like the idea of being close to the ski area, but don't want to be in the town of Mt. Crested Butte or you like the wide open feeling … [Read More]

Want Some Space Around You?

Do you picture yourself sitting on your deck watching the deer and elk walk by while you are sipping your morning coffee?  Perhaps you want to have a barn for your horses so you can explore the mountain trails around Crested Butte with them.  Maybe getting away from it all means just that - having a … [Read More]