The Town of Telluride is a National Historic District consisting of 0.7 square miles with a permanent population of approximately 2,325 residents. Telluride is home not only to world-class skiing, but also to a diverse array of summer music, art and outdoor festivals. In 2016, the average purchase price for a free-market home in town was $2,295,400, for a vacant residential lot was $1,053,667, and for a condominium was $886,941.
Telluride is tucked into a box canyon, surrounded on all three sides by 14,000-foot peaks. The town of Telluride is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long. Because of its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. This listing is the highest level of historic status available from the United States Secretary of the Interior. These sites are so special that, in theory, they are eligible for consideration as national parks. With its colorful Victorian-era homes, clapboard storefronts, boutiques, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, historic buildings and more, Telluride is a delight to explore. Our citizens are committed to preserving Telluride’s historically significant architecture, open space, traditional design elements and, most of all, Telluride’s small-town mountain lifestyle.