With every visit, each year without a trust fund, I try to find fault in this privileged place. And every time I love it a little more. Here’s why.
Aspen, Colorado (population approximately 7,300), is known worldwide as a place of privilege. The iconic, celebrity-landed mountain town sits at 8,000 feet in a jaw-dropping high-alpine landscape. The town has been ranked the most expensive in America and is regularly at or near the top of the list for priciest real estate in the world. You come here to buy at least a second home (or a $600,000 single-family in a trailer park).
Despite its lofty status, I’ve come to appreciate Aspen.