Welcome to Basalt

Where small-town charm meets outdoor allure
Welcome to Basalt, a town that exudes warmth and radiates the comforting vibe of a close-knit community. Nestled close to the glitz of Aspen, Basalt offers a refreshing escape, where family values take center stage and the pace of life slows down to be savored. It's a town where neighbors know each other, and smiles are exchanged with genuine affection.
But that's not all. Basalt is also an angler's paradise. The abundant rivers and streams are teeming with fish, making it a haven for those who seek the tranquility of fishing. The very nature of Basalt whispers relaxation, inviting you to explore the hidden treasures of this beautiful locale. Come find your home in this picturesque, small-town gem.

What to Love

  • Unbeatable Value: Proximity to Aspen without the price tag.
  • Small-Town Charm: Close-knit community, big on love.
  • Fishing Enthusiasts' Dream: Endless river access.
  • Thrilling Rafting: Unleash the adventurer within.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Basalt is a harmonious blend of simple pleasures and thrilling adventures. The town’s intimate atmosphere creates a unique charm, allowing residents to enjoy a peaceful life without sacrificing excitement. From casting a line in the rivers to feeling the rush of a rafting expedition, Basalt is a place where outdoor enthusiasts thrive. This town is more than a destination; it's a way of life that celebrates community, the joy of nature, and the spirit of adventure.

Dining and Entertainment

When it comes to shopping for the finest groceries, Whole Foods in Basalt is the epitome of quality. With organic and high-quality products that are second to none, every trip to Whole Foods is a delightful experience. The vibrant produce, scrumptious bakery, and delectable prepared foods section ensure that your taste buds are in for a treat.

Things to Do

A week in Basalt would not be complete without the exciting Sunday Market. An event that brings the community together, the market is a vibrant scene filled with fresh produce, local crafts, and engaging live performances. Stroll through the lanes, and you'll find something that captivates your heart. From the freshest vegetables to unique artisan creations, the Sunday Market is a celebration of Basalt's spirit.
For those looking for a leisurely day out, the open parks and serene nature trails offer a great escape. Explore the paths, soak in the natural beauty, and perhaps bring along a picnic for an unforgettable family outing. In Basalt, every day offers a new opportunity to connect with nature and loved ones.


Education in Basalt thrives with institutions that focus on nurturing young minds and promoting well-rounded growth. A few prominent schools in the area include:
  • Basalt Elementary School.
  • Basalt Middle School.
  • Basalt High School.
Basalt welcomes you with open arms, offering a life filled with simplicity, adventure, and luxury. It's where families flourish, friendships bloom, and memories are etched in hearts. Come home to Basalt.

Overview for Basalt, CO

3,802 people live in Basalt, where the median age is 49.8 and the average individual income is $57,643. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.8 years

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Around Basalt, CO

There's plenty to do around Basalt, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Open Sesame, Scottie's, and Thai House Co & Sushi.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.29 miles 22 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 3.22 miles 36 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.44 miles 81 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Shopping 0.38 miles 4 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 2.65 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Basalt, CO

Basalt has 1,722 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Basalt do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,802 people call Basalt home. The population density is 1,909.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.37 / 49.63%

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Schools in Basalt, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Basalt. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Basalt Elementary School
PreK - 4th
9th - 12th
Basalt Middle School
5th - 8th
Cornerstone Classical School
PreK - 12th
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