About Eagle County
Eagle County is home to over ten separate towns and unincorporated communities; Avon, Arrowhead, Basalt, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Eagle, EagleVail, El Jebel, Edwards, Gypsum, Minturn, Red Cliff, Vail and Wolcott. Together they make up what is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, all while each maintaining their own small town appeal and benefits for residents.
Like many mountain resort regions offering unmatched lifestyle benefits, the cost of living in Eagle County is higher than the nationwide average, but comparable or less than that found in many desirable metropolitan areas. Residents can enjoy a variety of housing options, from single family homes and condominiums, to expansive ranches and multi-million dollar estates. Eagle County is home to 16 schools and the Eagle Valley Library District includes four publicly supported facilities. The Eagle County Regional Transportation Authority operates a 27-bus fleet servicing all areas of the county, while the Eagle County Regional Airport transports over 325,000 passengers a year.
Eagle County's population is a rich blend of American, Hispanic and European cultures. The median age of the county's population is 31.2 years. While much of the population is young and transient in the dynamic tourism economy, the county's residents are politically engaged and civic-minded.
Just over 30 years ago, the primary industry in Eagle County was agriculture. Today, over 80% of the land is comprised of National Forest, United States Forest Service Wilderness area, Bureau of Land Management open space, and Colorado public land, preserving the rural integrity of the county. A portion of the White River National Forest is in Eagle County and Sylvan Lake State Park, one of Colorado's best kept secrets, is just 14-miles from the Town of Eagle. Tourism drives Eagle County's economy today. Home to two top ski mountains, Vail Mountain & Beaver Creek Resort, along with the numerous summer activities, Eagle County is a great place to live and work.