What’s it Like to Live in Georgetown, CO?

Meet 8z Real Estate.  Finding the perfect place to call home is no easy task today. You have tons of options available. You must weigh all your personal preferences. While all the online real estate sources allow you to house hunt in comfort and convenience, often what’s missing is a guide giving you the local flavor. So, I’d like to introduce you to Georgetown.

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By Don Graham

What’s it like to live in Georgetown?

Imagine hiking, mountain biking, fishing, jeep exploring, and yes, frozen lake ice racing, right out your backdoor. Picture convenient access to eight world-class Colorado ski mountains — Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Beaver Creek, and Vail — all within an hour’s drive from your front door.

Wrap all this outdoor adventure access and convenience in a friendly, quaint mountain setting with a rich Western history. Welcome home to Georgetown.


What types of homes are in Georgetown?

With its rich silver mining history, Georgetown is filled with dozens of historic Victorian-style homes. Many of the newer homes near the downtown historic district have a Victorian-style flavor too. But these newer homes offer more square footage and modern amenities. You’ll find a smattering of townhomes, condos, or even the occasional flat above the downtown shops or cafes.

Outside the downtown historic district you’ll find more modern Colorado mountain homes with amazing views of Georgetown Lake. I’d recommend talking with one of our agents to explore your options, and help you find your dream Colorado mountain home.

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What’s unique about Georgetown?

First of all, Georgetown is a federally-designated historic district. As a result, you’ll notice a pride of ownership in the older homes and shops downtown. Strolling the downtown district, poking around the boutiques, antique galleries, and museums gives you a break from all your outdoor adventures.

Next, you can take a ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad and soak in breath-taking mountain vistas. It’s a must take trip in the fall during aspen season.

Finally, if you love the holiday season, for two weeks during the Christmas season, the town of Georgetown is truly magical. The Georgetown Christmas Market is one of Colorado’s top Christmas season traditions. Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of a Christmas from the past.


Where are the good schools in Georgetown?

The pride and joy of Georgetown is the Georgetown Community School. As an award-winning charter school, Georgetown Community School provides innovative education for infants, toddlers, preschool, and Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Beyond the elementary school ages, the Clear Creek County School District RE-1 serves the children of Georgetown.


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By David Wilson

What are the best things to do in Georgetown?

If you love the outdoors, you’ll find living in Georgetown a dream come true lifestyle. Hiking, mountain biking, off-road exploring, and fishing are all at your doorstep. You can test your winter ice driving skills on the Georgetown Lake. The closest ski mountain, Loveland Ski Area, is only 15 minutes away. Venture another 15-30 minutes west on I-70 and you’ll find Copper Mountain and Vail. If you’re an active “lifestyle entrepreneur” Georgetown is the perfect location. You can ski in the morning, close a deal over lunch, and wind down over a quiet dinner with your spouse at one of the local restaurants back home in Georgetown.


Is Georgetown right for me?

Let me ask you a couple questions. Are you looking for a quiet, picturesque town filled with rich Western history, love Victorian architecture, and want to capture the Christmas spirit every season? Georgetown is tough to beat. Does leading an active outdoors lifestyle define you? Georgetown is your kind of town.

Maybe some days you’d like a more relaxed pace? Step out the door into a crisp, bright Colorado mountain morning. Walk your dog. Grab a cup of coffee and chat with your neighbors. If you want to balance high-octane business and work opportunities with your laid-back mountain lifestyle, Denver is an easy 45-60 minutes interstate drive away.

If Georgetown sounds like the kind of place you’d like to call home, I suggest you contact one of our real estate agents. Set up a time to explore and experience Georgetown. Share what’s important to you about the kind of home you’d like. Take the next step. Find the perfect Georgetown home so you can live the Colorado mountain life you always imaged.


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