For a relatively small geographical area, Eagle County (also known as the Vail Valley) is blessed with a wealth of different landscapes as well as a broad spectrum of real estate opportunities. At its eastern end, in East Vail, the valley is coolest and gradually gets warmer and drier as you follow the Eagle River into the lower elevations of places like Eagle and Gypsum at the west end. Home buyers can find everything from a condo starting less than $100,000 to multi-million-dollar luxury homes with custom amenities and top-of-the-line finishes. With so much diversity, a search for Eagle County real estate can sometimes appear daunting, so it helps to narrow your focus. Eagle County is hugely popular with both fulltime residents and part-time second-home-owners. But, whether you come and stay or just come to play, you'll find a quality of life beyond compare set against the most gorgeous Rocky Mountain backdrop imaginable.