Named in honor of former President James A. Garfield, Garfield County is nestled in the northwestern part of the state in the heart of the picturesque Roaring Fork Valley. Garfield County is surrounded by Mt. Sopris and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, providing picturesque views and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The names of Garfield County's six towns—Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Parachute, Silt, Rifle and New Castle—bring forth visual imagery of adventuring pioneers, mining camps and the Wild West.
Serving as the seat of Garfield County, the City of Glenwood Springs is a scenic three-hour drive west of Denver along Interstate 70 through the Glenwood Canyon. The city that is known as the "Colorado Spa in the Rockies" is currently home to over 9,600 residents making it the most populous city in the county. Residents enjoy a small hometown environment with easy access to an abundance of appealing outdoor activities. The world's largest outdoor hot springs pool is located in Glenwood Springs, as are the historic Vapor Caves and Glenwood Caverns.
Interested home buyers will find that Glenwood Springs' single-family homes market features a number of properties that will appease even the most discerning buyer. For instance, one could invest in a 3-bedroom starter home in the Glenwood Springs' downtown area for as little as $240,000. However, if a buyer is looking for something a bit larger that's just as cozy but with 4 or more bedrooms, they can consider purchasing a beautiful property in the Canyon Creek subdivision for as little as $300,000. Homes with more extravagant views of the mountains and luxury ranch properties are usually priced at several million dollars. Glenwood Springs also offers up a fine selection of Garfield County condos and townhomes. Prices for Glenwood Springs' townhomes and condominiums range between the low $100,000s and $300,000s.
Glenwood Springs Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of September 1st, 2014: homes priced around $710,300 compared to $710,300 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Tuesday, September 2nd, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.08%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.19%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.51%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.74%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Glenwood Springs CO. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Glenwood Springs to help you find the best home!