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Draft Of Regional Housing Study Released

Jan 16, 2019

Credit Eagle County

Communities up and down the Roaring Fork Valley contributed to a housing study; a draft of the study is now out.

A lot of what the study has to say people probably know: There’s more demand for housing than there are available houses.

Short-term rentals, on websites like Airbnb and VRBO, constrain the already scarce supply.

The study also had some surprising findings: The majority of people who’ve moved here since 2001 are over the age of 65.

Also, while many work in Aspen, not everyone wants to live there, even if they could afford it.

The draft of the study will be presented to the group of local governments who paid for the work.