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Old 08-17-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Self employed, time flexible, can ski weekdays. What are the pros/cons of living in these areas besides being closest to the lifts?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:35 PM
 
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Vail is in the center of the action and the tourists. West Vail, still the town of Vail has a little more personal space, marginally less pricey than Vail, just hop on the bus and you're in the village. Eagle-Vail is not in Vail, it's Avon, hop on the bus to get to the village or pay for parking. Less expensive than Vail proper, but not cheap.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:04 PM
 
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Wink At least two considerations

I have not checked this out thoroughly, but with the distinct impression that West Vail generally receives less sunlight than Vail. As in, you'll be in the shadows sooner as afternoon wanes. This may also apply in the mornings as well. Such things matter to some people, and if a concern then best to check around, as this will vary from spot to spot.

Personally, something that would concern me far more is all the racket of I-70 running as an arrow through the heart of Vail. This will affect West Vail as much, with nowhere in that relatively narrow canyon free of this as far as I know. Presumably you've made your peace with such things if contemplating locations in Vail. If preferring a little peace and quiet there may be places in Avon farther from that insult.

Otherwise, West Vail, if slightly remote, seems a rather lovely place.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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I have not checked this out thoroughly, but with the distinct impression that West Vail generally receives less sunlight than Vail. As in, you'll be in the shadows sooner as afternoon wanes. This may also apply in the mornings as well. Such things matter to some people, and if a concern then best to check around, as this will vary from spot to spot.

Personally, something that would concern me far more is all the racket of I-70 running as an arrow through the heart of Vail. This will affect West Vail as much, with nowhere in that relatively narrow canyon free of this as far as I know. Presumably you've made your peace with such things if contemplating locations in Vail. If preferring a little peace and quiet there may be places in Avon farther from that insult.

Otherwise, West Vail, if slightly remote, seems a rather lovely place.
Depends, if you are on the south facing slope in west vail, you will get some sun in the afternoon.

It's East Vail that gets really limited sun in winter and is more "isolated".

Depends where you live in West Vail, once you get away from the Frontage Roads, you really don't hear that much of I-70, especially if you live on the streets running up the mountain either on the north or south slope.

Eagle-Vail is basically residential with duplexes, condos and some detached homes. There is also one strip of commercial business on US 6. Weather is a wee bit better, but not much. A lot of Eagle Vail can be in shadow during winter.

Central Vail has a lot of expensive real estate.
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