Carbondale Area Information

Carbondale Area Info

Population: The population of Carbondale is 6427. Elevation: 6,181 feet with 285 average days of sunshine.

Education in Carbondale

Carbondale is in the Roaring Fork School District, but there are many options to consider in Carbondale. There are three private schools and two charter schools in the area. There are several day care centers and pre-schools.

Why Buy or Rent a Home in Carbondale?

Set at the confluence of the Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers, Carbondale is anchored to the South by 12,953 ft. Mount Sopris, hailed as Colorado’s greatest continuous vertical gain. Known as the “banana belt” of the Roaring Fork Valley, this quaint town is abundant with charm and is characterized by its sunshine, low humidity and mild winters. Activities here are as diverse as its residents. From an intense hike to the peaks of Mount Sopris, to a challenging mountain bike ride up to Mushroom Rock, to a leisurely round of golf at any one of our world-class golf courses, here life is an invigorating blend of simple pleasures, extraordinary surroundings and a great quality of life. Contact us today to find out more about Carbondale real estate.


Nestled in the very heart of the Roaring Fork Valley, Thompson Park offers convenient access to all of the cultural and sporting opportunities that define life in this thriving year-round mountain community.

Close by, guests and homeowners enjoy the eclectic and historic downtown Carbondale with its array of restaurants, shopping and community. City Market is within walking distance or walk to the night life attraction of First Friday in Carbondale, a must attend event that occurs every first Friday of the month.

Thompson Park is an easy 40 minute drive from downtown Aspen or 35 minutes to Snowmass and our four world class ski mountains. Historic downtown Basalt is located just 15 minutes up the road and Glenwood Springs is only 15 minutes down valley.

Want to leave the car at home? No problem. Take advantage of VelociRFTA, the first rural bus rapid transit system in the country. The state-of-the-art buses are equipped with wi-fi and operate the length of the valley from early morning until late-night. With VelociRFTA, you can avoid parking headaches at the slopes or enjoy a night out on the town without worry.

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