Winter Park is a very small town in Grand County, Colorado. Located just west of the capital city of Denver in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, Winter Park is very famous for its ski resort. Winter sports are definitely not the only activity here, however. Spring and summer bring mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rafting, fishing and golfing into play. The amazing fall foliage is not to be missed. This is surely a four season town!
According to City-Data.com, Winter Park's population as of 2014 was 955, although the winter season population increases dramatically with the addition of visitors and seasonal employees. Winter Park residents enjoy the use of four town parks. Hideaway Park features a sledding hill, a skate park and an amphitheater for summer concerts. Wolf Park is the town's largest and boasts volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. Confluence Park is located where the Fraser and Vasquez Rivers come together. It has a walking trail, a fly fishing platform and a toad pond.
Students from Winter Park attend public schools within the East Grand School District. The district consists of three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school and accommodates students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The Indian Peaks Charter School is for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 8. The Winter Park Christian School services students in the same grades. There are a number of private Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten options for parents to consider.
According to Zillow.com, real estate prices in Winter Park range from $349,000 to over $1.7 million. Single family homes, condominiums and townhouses make up the options here. Due to the very busy ski season, Winter Park should be considered by those interested in purchasing a vacation home or a real estate investment. Rental prices can range between $1400 for a two-bedroom to over $3000 for a four-bedroom unit.