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Lake Creek Community Profile

Tucked into the western edges of Edwards, Lake Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods in the valley. The Sawtooth Range holds court with its snow-capped crown while Lake Creek forms a flowing train; White River National Forest, Holy Cross Wilderness and BLM land surrounds the enclave. Here, farms and horse ranches co-exist with sprawling estates; each has a distinct personality and perspective.

Situated just a few minutes from downtown Edwards’ shops and restaurants (and just a few miles from the Arrowhead base area at Beaver Creek), Lake Creek feels a world away. Iconic hiking and mountain biking trails that turn into snowshoe and cross-country skiing trails are easily accessible from the neighborhood, winding their way into the mountains. Some days, you’ll be alone with your thoughts while you listen to the creek and bask it the golden glow of the aspens as they turn. Wildlife is abundant: It’s not unusual to yield to mule deer or count foxes, elk or the occasional big cat as your neighbor.

Several horse ranches lend a bucolic feel to this area, but the real estate opportunities are truly varied. There are two gated developments within this valley: Creamery Ranch and Pilgrim Downs. The remaining real estate consists of luxury homes on two and five-acre lots. As there are few building restrictions, the opportunity for creativity is almost endless. Most of the estates are built on scale with the grandeur of the mountains and you’ll find architectural styles ranging from classic stone and timber dwellings to modern marvels of steel and glass.

For those who value privacy and enjoy dark skies and wilderness along with their luxury, Lake Creek is a coveted community.

From the expert

“Real estate here, from horse farms to modern architectural masterpieces, is limited only by your imagination.” – Kathleen Eck, Slifer Smith & Frampton

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