Thinking About Moving to Idaho Springs?

Meet 8z Real Estate.  We’ve done the research on Idaho Springs, so you don’t have to! From seeking out the hottest properties to getting the low-down on the city’s neighborhoods, we’ve done our homework to make sure you get exactly the home you want in an area you will love. Read on to find out what one of our Idaho Springs real estate agents thinks of the town.

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By Bradley Gordon

What’s it like to live in Idaho Springs?

Life in Idaho Springs is pretty sweet. It’s the kind of place where you can come home to your comfortable home, trade baked goodies with your neighbors, and enjoy the peace and quiet of this close-knit community. This cute little mountain town attracts plenty of tourists, which means that it punches well above its weight in terms of the broad selection of dining and shopping opportunities available.

Locals as well as visitors love to venture out into the mountains that surround Idaho Springs, where you can enjoy incredible views and burn off some calories on the hiking trails. Almost everyone who lives here loves the outdoor life, and when you lay eyes on the fabulous scenery surrounding the town, it’s not difficult to see why.


What types of homes are in Idaho Springs?

Idaho Springs has a well-established stock of housing, with almost half the city’s homes having been built before World War II. If you’re looking for a comfortable single-family home, you’ll find it here. There are also some small apartment buildings, and our agents can help you to find your perfect apartment if that’s what you are looking for.

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What’s unique about Idaho Springs?

Idaho Springs is a fantastic place to live if you love to be surrounded by a rich sense of history. Many of the homes in this historic city look much as they did when they were built nearly a century ago, particularly those in the historic downtown area. The town’s history is rooted in the Colorado gold rush, and you can find out all about prospectors striking it rich, miners striking for their rights, and violent struggles over labor conditions at the Heritage Museum. Kids can pan for gold, an educational experience that will shine brightly in their memories for many years to come.


Where are the good schools in Idaho Springs?

Idaho Springs provides education for elementary and middle school students to give them a great start in life. High school students typically attend the nearby Clear Creek High School, which does a great job of preparing students for college.

Idaho Springs is within easy reach of the University of Colorado’s Auraria Campus, which is located in downtown Denver. The university’s Anschutz Medical Campus is just a few miles further away in neighboring Aurora. Here, aspiring doctors and healthcare workers can pursue their dreams.

Denver is also home to the private University of Denver, which is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain area. Whether your college-aged kids want to pursue medicine, law, humanities, or business, there is sure to be a course that suits them at one of these well-established colleges.


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By Bradley Gordon

What are the best things to do in Idaho Springs?

If the weather is good, then the best way to spend a day around Idaho Springs is to head into the mountains for some fresh air and fabulous views. If you don’t feel up to tackling the mountain trails, then there are plenty of green spaces within the town to enjoy, including a riverside walk along Clear Creek in the Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park.

After a day spent hiking, skiing, or simply strolling along the river bank, you’ll want to refuel – and Idaho Springs has plenty of places to do so. A local favorite of many residents is the Two Brothers Delicatessen, which is famous for its breakfast wraps.


Is Idaho Springs right for me?

If you’re looking for a place where you can enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle, but also be within easy reach of Denver, then Idaho Springs is the place for you. This is the place where you can settle down in an historic home, swap tips with your neighbors about the best eats in town, and give your kids a rich and broad education – not just via the local schools, but also through the engaging museums that bring this area’s history to life. Every member of the family can find their niche in Idaho Springs, so come on down and get comfy.


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