Red Feather Lakes is a tiny town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 359 people and just one neighborhood, Red Feather Lakes is the 210th largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Red Feather Lakes are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Red Feather Lakes isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Red Feather Lakes are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Red Feather Lakes is a town of sales and office workers, managers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Feather Lakes who work in office and administrative support (32.17%), business and financial occupations (16.78%) and sales jobs (13.29%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 48.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Red Feather Lakes is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Red Feather Lakes’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Red Feather Lakes is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Red Feather Lakes has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Red Feather Lakes a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Red Feather Lakes doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.