Welcome to Carbondale

A haven where family values meet small-town charm and adventure
In the heart of nature's grandeur lies Carbondale, an alluring community where warmth and friendliness are a way of life. This snug town offers an escape to those looking for a more relaxed and familial environment. Carbondale's charm lies in its affordability, which is coupled with a richness in culture and quality of life. The community thrives on its unique blend of small-town vibes and contemporary comforts.
What makes Carbondale special is its connectedness — a place where neighbors greet each other, where children play freely in parks, and where the hustle of city life gives way to leisurely strolls and meaningful connections. It's not just a town; it's a close-knit community, pulsing with life and filled with possibilities.

What to Love

  • Close to Aspen's Slopes: Just 40 minutes to ski heaven!
  • Family-Friendly: A nurturing community for young and old.
  • Charming Small-Town Vibes: Relaxed, yet filled with excitement.
  • Culinary Delights: Amazing restaurants to explore.
  • Budget-Friendly Living: High quality, without the high cost.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Carbondale is like a refreshing breeze — it's laid-back, enjoyable, and filled with hidden treasures. The small-town ambiance doesn't mean there's a lack of excitement; rather, it's a carefully crafted lifestyle that provides the best of both worlds. You'll find wonderful restaurants serving delectable fare, attractive boutiques, and art galleries, all encapsulated within a more economical living experience. Whether you enjoy morning coffee at a cozy cafe or an evening walk under starlit skies, Carbondale's lifestyle caters to those who appreciate life's finer, simpler pleasures.

Dining and Entertainment

Carbondale's entertainment options are as diverse as they are delightful. From live music to art galleries, there's a piece of culture at every corner. The nightlife is vibrant without being overwhelming, making it the perfect setting for fun-filled evenings with friends and family.
The restaurants and cafes in Carbondale are more than just eateries; they are community hubs where locals gather, laugh, and enjoy life. From farm-to-table delights to global flavors, there's something for every palate, all served with the friendly spirit that characterizes this charming town.

Things to Do

Carbondale's appeal lies not just in its communal warmth but in its plethora of activities. Nature lovers will adore the various hiking and biking trails, weaving through lush landscapes that offer breathtaking views. The proximity to Aspen ensures that winter sports enthusiasts are never far from the slopes, promising adrenaline-filled fun throughout the season.
For those who prefer more relaxing pursuits, Carbondale's artistic community provides an array of cultural experiences. Explore galleries, attend local theater productions, or participate in community events. There's never a dull moment in Carbondale, and the range of activities ensures that everyone can find their niche of joy.


Education in Carbondale is built on a strong foundation, fostering growth and creativity. Here's a glance at the educational landscape:
  • Carbondale Middle School.
Carbondale is more than a place to live; it's a community that welcomes you with open arms, offering a lifestyle that's rich in experiences without breaking the bank. It's a town where every day brings joy, friendship, and endless possibilities. Welcome to your new home in Carbondale!

Overview for Carbondale, CO

6,464 people live in Carbondale, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $45,416. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42 years

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Around Carbondale, CO

There's plenty to do around Carbondale, 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 Tonic Juicery, Marble Distilling, and Granetta Panini.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.44 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.52 miles 52 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.48 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.76 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.77 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.68 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carbondale, CO

Carbondale has 2,633 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carbondale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,464 people call Carbondale home. The population density is 3,196.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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58.62 / 41.38%

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Schools in Carbondale, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Carbondale. 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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Roaring Fork High School
9th - 12th
Carbondale Community Charter School
K - 8th
No rating available
Crystal River Elementary School
PreK - 4th
Ross Montessori School
K - 8th
Carbondale Middle School
5th - 8th
9th - 12th
No rating available
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