For those who like the area of the Crested Butte but perhaps want to shy away from the resort area or the large open rural spaces, Crested Butte South is a subdivision located eight miles south of the town center. This area offers more for those who prefer a suburban setting, yet want to enjoy the clean air and breathtaking vistas of Crested Butte.
At the heart of Crested Butte South is a strong community and a family focused environment. Crested Butte South boasts some of the most affordable real estate in the upper valley, making it one of the most populated neighborhoods in the areas as well. The homes themselves are quite spacious, which is a complement to the surrounding natural beauty. Even within the subdivision, there are over 30 acres dedicated to open space and parks. Within these parks are public restrooms, a fully-fenced and watered softball field, a fully fenced tennis court, a basketball court, a playground area, a climbing boulder, a covered picnic area, a lighted skating pond, two lighted curling sheets, a bicycle “pump” track, and even a NHL-sized hockey rink with night lighting. In addition, there appear to be additional features in store in the near future as the community continues to grow and expand.
With many local conveniences, within Crested Butte South there is a commercial area with a general store, coffee shop, and other various shopping. For those looking to make a move from a more urban setting to the countryside, this may be one of the best options around.