ASPEN REAL ESTATE — Here’s a secret about Aspen: It’s not one of the most expensive small towns to live in the United States. In fact, it’s not even in the top 50. But as for its sexiness, Aspen is on a catwalk of its own. At least that’s what two recent articles, both in well-known publications,reported.
The New York Post gushed Jan. 25 that there’s no ski resort sexier than Aspen, despite its, well, not-so-favorable publicity of late. “It’s been a wild year for one of the world’s most recognizably fabulous resort towns, from the near-foreclosure of the iconic Hotel Jerome (crisis averted, and just in time for Christmas) to the Sheen-Mueller domestic dust up,” the Post wrote. “But neither fiscal unpleasantness nor celebudrama can diminish the appeal of this former mining camp turned Skihampton, a compact and appealing town of less than 6,000 that somehow has found room in its heart for Dior, Gucci, Brioni and snowboarders…Despite Aspen’s so-called sexiness, the Post reported that its economy has given the city a “much needed lesson in humility.”Perhaps one lesson comes in the form of a Jan. 19 report by BusinessWeek magazine, which did not include Aspen — or any other town in Colorado, for that matter — in its list of 50 “Most Expensive U.S. Small Towns.”
By Rick Carroll, Jan. 28, 2010 Aspen Times

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