The national housing market may be stagnant, but housing in the mountains continues on an upward trajectory. According to a recent article in the Aspen Times, the average price for a three-bedroom home jumped, often substainally, throughout the region in 2006.
Basalt: $694,880 (up 21%)
Carbondale: $476,000 (up 4%)
Glenwood Springs: $383,932 (up 21%)
Rifle: $231,851 (up 14%)
The median income for a four person household in Garfield County was $62,300 in 2005.