Downtown Core

This charming, immensely walkable town offers a wide variety of things to do.

Welcome to Downtown Core

Walkable and full of life, Downtown Core is a welcoming, fun neighborhood.
Residents who want to be close to the center of the action choose to live in Downtown Core. This charming, immensely walkable town offers a wide variety of things to do, including many shops and boutiques, along with stunning outdoor views. The neighborhood offers many community amenities as well, including festivals and parades, that will appeal to residents of all ages.
Tourists and guests will also find a lot to love in Downtown Core. The beautiful scenery that surrounds the town provides a peaceful backdrop to all the activities and adventures that Downtown Core has to offer.

What to Love

  • Easy access to many shops and restaurants
  • Walkable streets encourage residents to explore the town
  • Lots of architectural variety, including large homes and modern condos
  • Access to Silver Queen Gondola

Local Lifestyle

Anyone who wants a combination of small-town charm and big-city amenities will delight in the vibe of Downtown Core. This beautiful neighborhood is full of flavor, from the locally-owned boutiques to the perfectly-appointed streets that feature impeccable shrubbery and landscaping. Residents and tourists alike will want to spend lots of time exploring Downtown Core, experiencing everything that this delightful corner of Colorado has to offer.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Foodies will love the atmosphere in Downtown Core as well as the wide variety of options. Matsuhisa is an upscale Asian restaurant from the Nobu culinary family. Acclaimed seafood and refined tasting menus make this a neighborhood hotspot. Las Montañas is where the locals go for delicious Tex-Mex fare, while Cache Cache offers an incredibly decadent experience, from the sleek decor to the perfectly-prepared French cuisine. 
Residents and tourists alike will love the atmosphere at Ajax Tavern. This mountainside restaurant features not just stunning views but French and American food as well. 
For everything you need for a day on the slopes, check out Gorsuch, a local shop that has a wide selection of ski gear as well as items from luxury retailers. After a busy day hiking or exploring nature, head to Paradise Bakery, a beloved establishment that features delectable baked goods as well as a light lunch menu. 

Things to Do

There's an endless amount of things to do in Downtown Core. With easy access to the best of Aspen, visitors could easily spend days discovering every amenity. 
The 4th of July festival is a fan-favorite event in Downtown Core, with fireworks, vendors, and special performances taking place every year. 
The AspenX Mountain Club offers exclusive amenities, including guides, classes, and unparalleled views in every direction. Head to Wagner Park for unbeatable outdoor adventures. This natural area offers walking trails, playground equipment, and more.
Thrillseekers should head to the Aspen Mountain Gondola, also known as the Silver Queen Gondola, for an exhilarating ride up the 11,000-foot tall peak. Take a ride to the very top to explore the miles of world-famous skiing trails and snow-covered slopes. Enjoy the panoramic vistas while you’re at it!
The Aspen Food and Wine Classic draws thousands of visitors every year, with special presentations and celebrity chefs, while Winterskol at Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort invites residents and guests to celebrate the best of the season. Belly Up Aspen is a local hotspot, as it’s a live performance venue that features big-name acts as well as local artists.


Downtown Core is served by Aspen School District. It offers easy access to the following top schools:
  • Aspen Country Day School, Grades Pre-K-8. Acclaimed programs and dedicated staff make this school a standout.
  • Aspen High School, Grades 9-12. A wealth of educational opportunities for young students.
  • Aspen Middle School, Grades 5-8. Great programs that are developed with intention.
  • Wildwood School, Pre-K. Summer camp. Impeccably-designed programs and many exclusive amenities for students.

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Core, CO

Downtown Core has 3,278 households, with an average household size of 2.11. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Core do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,019 people call Downtown Core home. The population density is 1,819.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.02 / 48.98%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Downtown Core, CO

There's plenty to do around Downtown Core, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Very Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kali's Aspen, Ski Butlers, and Radio Boardshop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.95 miles 18 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 1 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 1.23 miles 15 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 0.9 miles 30 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 1.23 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Downtown Core, CO

7,019 people live in Downtown Core, where the median age is 41.2 and the average individual income is $90,567. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.2 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

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