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Evergreen – an Artisan Haven in the Rocky Mountains

Homes for sale in Evergreen are in an idyllic mountain town less than thirty miles from Denver. It is surrounded by such stunning natural beauty, you would think it was formed by an artist’s hand. Large populations of old-growth trees and conifers along with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains serve as a backdrop for a thriving arts scene usually only seen in larger cities. It is no wonder so many choose to call this creative community home.


Evergreen’s historic downtown is a compact but lively destination boasting irresistible fine art galleries, quirky cafes, and lots of character. You will want to take your time browsing through the Shadow Mountain Gallery where local artists gather to showcase their talents. It is a treasure-filled harbor of handcrafted inspiration and you will likely not leave empty-handed.

Wander over to the landmark Evergreen Crafters for a unique shopping experience. The colorful store is known for its friendly service and one-of-a-kind inventory celebrating Colorado jewelers and creatives. It’s the perfect choice for thoughtful gift-buying. The Evergreen Arts Association sponsors the Evergreen Fine Arts Festival each summer and offers scholarships to promising young artists in the community.


Evergreen may be a small town but it has a big heart when it comes to entertainment. You will want to check out the Evergreen Players who share Center Stage with the Evergreen Chorale. It is an animated group of performers and improv comedy geniuses offering an uncommon night out on the town. Acting and improv classes are available for those who want to participate.

Little Bear Saloon is an Evergreen icon and everything you would expect from an old-time western bar and restaurant. The venue’s intimate stage has featured great musicians like Neil Young as well as popular local banjoist David Potter. If you are looking for something a little less rowdy, head over to The Wild Game, a sprawling gathering place for fine food and good fun.


The community of Evergreen really enjoys their cafes and it shows. One favorite among visitors and locals alike is EverBean by the Lake. It is a cozy refuge overlooking Lake Evergreen with a relaxed vibe and fancy mocha coffees. You might want to try one of their breakfast burritos for a real treat. Stop by the Wildflower Cafe while you are downtown for a little local flair and giant pancakes.

Enthusiastic coffee lovers often find themselves wandering to the Muddy Buck Cafe. The country atmosphere and fresh-roasted coffee will have you coming back for more. You can relax and linger taking advantage of Muddy Buck’s book swap in the back of the cafe. For healthy and gluten-free menu options, Dandelions Cafe is a great choice. Evergreen is everything a community should be.


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