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Conifer, CO - FAQs and Resources

If you prefer the 285 corridor and are looking for access to the Denver Metro and some great local amenities to go along with the mountain lifestyle, Conifer, CO may be your cup of tea!


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Why should I buy a home in Conifer, CO?

Conifer is somewhat similar to Evergreen in that it appeals to buyers who are looking for a mountain lifestyle with relatively easy access to amenities. There are multiple grocery store options, access to health care and dental care, schools that consistently rank among the highest in the state, and shopping and restaurants. More on local businesses here.


What jobs are available in Conifer, CO?

Plenty of Conifer residents commute "down the hill" to Denver for work. The Conifer area is particularly popular for commuters traveling to the South Denver area. Some areas of Conifer are suitable for remote work, depending on your internet speed requirements. The Conifer Chamber of Commerce's job board and Jefferson County job postings are a couple good resources for local positions!


What is there to do in Conifer, CO?

If you enjoy the outdoors, you'll appreciate Conifer, with many options for hiking and biking trails. Looking for local events? Here's a calendar.


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What kind of wildlife live in Conifer, CO?

Conifer, CO is home to an abundance of wildlife, such as foxes, bobcats, bear, deer, and mountain lions. This Parks and Wildlife resource is a helpful guide to coexisting with our local wildlife.


How far is it from Conifer, CO to Denver?

The Aspen Park area along 285 is approximately 40 minutes from Downtown Denver. The Denver Tech Center (DTC) is about the same drive time barring traffic.


How much snow does Conifer, CO get?

The National Weather Service station at S Turkey Creek Road and 285 records 129.7" of snowfall on average annually. The snowiest month historically is March, with an average of 26.5."


What's the elevation of Conifer, CO?

The elevation around Aspen Park is 8157' above sea level, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

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What's the average home price in Conifer, CO?

The average sold price of a single family home in Conifer, CO is $977,391 so far for 2023. The average sold price for 2022 was $899,050, according to REColorado data. That said, there is a mixture of values in the area, with home sales lately ranging from the $300Ks to $2M+.


Can I find good internet in Conifer, CO?

Yes! You absolutely can find internet speeds to rival those you'd find in the city in a few specific areas of Conifer, primarily very close to the 285 corridor. We are very familiar with internet options in various neighborhoods and we set our buyers up on a MLS search that specifically targets areas that meet their internet requirements.


Can I have an Airbnb in Conifer, CO?

Jefferson County has restrictions and requirements to have a short-term rental (STR) in Conifer, most notably that your property must be at least an acre. We've seen rapid changes in STR regulations throughout the mountain area and we're happy to provide you with the most updated resources for Jefferson County - just shoot us an email at admin@coloradoishome.com!


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Can I have a tiny home in Conifer, CO?

Jefferson County mandates that a tiny home on wheels can only be occupied within a specific zoning district (mobile home park). Otherwise, tiny homes and manufactured homes generally must be constructed on a permanently engineered foundation. We're here to chat with you about specifics and get you the most updated land use resources.


Is it expensive to build a home in Conifer, CO?

Much of the remaining vacant land here requires extensive excavation for driveway access, the foundation, and well / septic. We frequently work with buyers who are interested in building and we'd love to hear more about your vision and talk you through some of the major expenses and considerations.


Are wildfires a problem in Conifer, CO?

We are considered a high risk wildfire zone so wildfire preparedness is important in our area. Elk Creek Fire is a good source of information. We'd suggest that you sign up for emergency notifications from LookoutAlert. From an insurance perspective, we have local resources who are familiar with wildfire risk and who can ensure you're properly covered.


Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you'd like to learn more about Conifer!






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