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Aspen, Colorado, dining is legendary. The list of 4- and 5-star restaurants is seemingly endless, and the landscape of Aspen cuisine is always changing. So this week, the Frias Properties blog team rounded up our resident foodie – Real Estate Assistant Pam Bakios – to give us an update on all the can’t-miss eats and treats in town.
Below, Pam gives us her thoughts of some of the most popular dining establishments in town, from old favorites to new. Continue Reading »
Looking for quality lodging close to downtown Aspen, Colorado, at an affordable price? Sometimes that may seem like a daunting task, but summer or winter, Frias Properties of Aspen guests overwhelmingly choose the Silverglo Condominiums based on cost and convenience. Located just three blocks to downtown, the Silverglo Condominiums offer numerous floor plans to choose from – and can accommodate any price range. Continue Reading »
Aspen’s downtown Cooper Avenue Mall offers a number of high-end shopping opportunities.
Downtown Aspen, Colorado, offers unparalleled upscale mountain shopping. Long known as a winter wonderland, Aspen has – in more recent years – become a desirable high-end shopping destination. Jet setters and trend setters alike flock to downtown Aspen to visit some of the most renowned salons, boutiques and clothiers in the world. Today, more and more fashion designers are bringing their collections to town – including the same couture you see on the runways of Paris, New York and Milan.
Aspen’s unique downtown also offers something those other major cities don’t – proximity. With all of the major designers located within a three-block radius, visitors and shopaholics alike enjoy the easy convenience of walking to every boutique. And, with downtown lodging at the historic Independence Square hotel and a number of 5-star restaurants nearby, guests don’t have to travel far after making those wonderful purchases! (Frias Properties guests who book a luxury accommodation receive complimentary on-demand in-town transportation courtesy of Smiddy Limousine.) Continue Reading »
According to Aspen airport officials, a longer runway has more than exceeded their expectations for increased commercial activity.
There’s been a lot of updates and improvements at the Aspen airport in the last year and a half, and now city planners have a game plan for the future – and exactly how the new Aspen-Pitkin County airport will look and feel.
In November 2011, Pitkin County commissioners approved a $15.4 million runway extension, adding an extra 1,000 feet of runway – from 7,000 feet to 8,000 feet. The move was in response to weight restrictions that forced many commercial carriers to leave seats empty, especially in warmer weather, to be able to depart from the Aspen airport, per FAA regulations. (Higher temperatures, combined with altitude, can affect aircraft performance.) The extra runway space also allowed for larger planes and additional flights coming in and out of the airport. Continue Reading »
Aspen city crews have been working hard to install new bike lane signage to local streets, such as this one right outside the Frias Properties office on Durant Avenue.
During the week of March 13-17, 2013, city crews around Aspen worked diligently to install new bicycle lanes on many of the Aspen streets. City government officials had previously voted to approve the lanes during discussion on how to ease the ongoing tension between cyclists and motorists.
New lanes are designated by white lines painted on select streets around Aspen. Other parts of town display an illustration of a bicycle with arrows pointing the appropriate direction. Motorists are encouraged to respect the new lanes and give cyclists plenty of room to ride.
Aspen, historically, is a bike-friendly town. Aspen and the White River National Forest provide spectacular and challenging terrain for mountain and road bikers. Aspen is rated as “Silver” by the League of American Bicyclists – only one of 214 municipalities in the U.S. with such a distinction.
And, most recently, Aspen has become home to the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge, a professional event that has been coming to Aspen since 2011. Throngs of cycline fans flocked to the top of Independence Pass to cheer on riders, while many more waited for the exciting finish in downtown Aspen. In 2012, Aspen was the only location to feature a finish (Stage 3) and a start the next day (Stage 4). Officials are already planning the 2013 event, which will take place in late August.
Aspen City Council members identified improving bicyclist safety as one of its priorities for 2012-13, and the League of American Bicyclists agreed.
The League of American Bicyclists said that “it is essential [for Aspen] to increase the number of bike lanes and bike-specific signage along these roads to allow bicyclists of all skill levels to reach their destinations quickly and safely.”
Click here for more information on biking in and around Aspen.