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Neighborhood Profile, Starweather

Starweather Property For Sale In Sun ValleyAhhh, Starweather.  One of the mid valley’s gems.  Casual yet upscale.  Removed yet close in.  Open spaces yet intimate.  A beautiful array of spectacular homes.  And fishing like you read about. 

Starweather is located pretty much smack between Ketchum and Hailey with easy access to both.    It’s nicely nestled between friendly neighbors in Golden Eagle to the north and Zinc Spur to the south.  On the bike path, it’s just as easy to skate ski to Ketchum as it is to bike to Hailey. 

The neighborhood is tucked in a beautiful setting of  old growth aspens and cottonwoods along the Big Wood River.  Spring and summer offers a great mix of all day sun and natural shade.  In fall, the autumn reds, oranges and yellows from the aspens are on fire and  line the quiet streets. 

Large estate properties enjoy prime river front access and views.  A nice mix of original and newer homes in an eclecticarray of styles dot the landscape. Quite a few lots have remained unbuilt which lends to an overall spacious and private feel.  Lots in Starweather range in sizes from one to three acres and offer  a great combination of privacy and sense of community.

Quite a few of the homes are occupied by full time local residents which creates a comfortable and inviting environment. Current active listings on the market in Starweather range from $795,000 to $2,600,000.  Relatively good values for comparable properties throughout the valley.

What is most impressive about Starweather is the incredible amount of open, unbuildable and common space that was incorporated in the original design.  Large tracts of common space along the river corridor and along the south and east edges have created an exceptional environment for both property owners and wildlife.  Enjoy ponds, birds, deer, elk moose in a wildlife refuge setting.  Walking paths offer easy river access and connection to the land.  The fishing along this stretch of river is varied, secluded and, at the right time, offers some of the best dry fly fishing in the valley. 

I think most would agree that Starweather is truly a beautiful place that really showcases all that Sun Valley has to offer.  Take a spin through next time you are passing by and you’ll see what I mean.  For Sun Valley area real estate visit Coulter Properties on the web.

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