North America's Premier International Resort Community

Housing in the Town of Vail

Vail’s Vision:


"To be the Premier International Mountain Resort Community"  

Housing Department Vision:

The Town of Vail is the resort community leader in ensuring the availability of homes for year-round Vail residents. Year-round residents, along with their homes, prove critical to maintaining and sustaining the premier international mountain resort community. In Vail, homes for residents are seen as infrastructure - a community support system - not unlike roads, bridges, water and sewer and similar services delivered by municipal government.  

Housing Department Mission:

 "Realizing Vail’s Vision One Deed-Restriction at a Time."

The Housing Department exists to advocate and advance the Town’s vision as the leader amongst mountain resort communities in ensuring the availability of homes for year-round Vail residents. We preserve and protect existing and future homes for resident occupancy by acquiring deed restrictions obtained through public/private partnerships, strategic initiatives, regulatory obligations, innovative programs and collaboration within the community and the region.

Housing Department Overview:

The Housing Department is responsible for housing policy recommendations and implementation; housing regulation implementation, compliance and oversight; housing lottery administration; housing program administration; and housing developments and initiatives which increase the supply and availability of housing opportunities within the community and region. The Housing Department is the staff liaison to the Vail Local Housing Authority and advances the direction provided by the Vail Housing Subcommittee and the Vail Town Council.

Year in Review:

2018 Housing Year in Review

Vail Housing 2027:

"A Strategic Plan for Maintaining and Sustaining Community through to the Creation and Support of Resident Housing in Vail" 

Housing Documents

Vail InDEED Program

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Housing Lottery

Since 1996, the town has helped more than 175 local employees purchase homes within Vail’s boundaries. There are currently 729 deed-restricted rental and for-sale employee housing units within the Town of Vail.

Housing Articles

Housing Resources

Vail Commons 53 For-Sale Units
18 Rental Units
Buzzard Park 24 Rental Units
Red Sandstone Creek 18 For-Sale Units
Buy-Down Program 3 For-Sale Units
2 Rental Units
Timber Ridge Village 96 Rental Units
Lion' Ridge Apartments  114 Rental units
North Trail Town Homes 6 For-Sale Units
Middle Creek Housing Development 142 Rental Units
Arosa Duplex 2 For-Sale Units
Chamonix Vail Community 32 For-Sale Units


 Vail InDEED Program (begins at 0.05 )


 Long Term Dedicated Housing Fund (begins at 5.29)

Contact Us

George Ruther

Lynne Campbell
Housing Coordinator