Everyone agrees that Glenwood Springs is not only a
wonderful place to visit – it’s a great place to live. This picturesque mountain
community has been featured in The Great Towns of America (1998) and was listed
as #4 in The Best Small Towns of America (1995). Like any living thing, each
passing year leaves its mark. The city of Glenwood Springs is no exception. The
evidence of Glenwood’s growth can be seen in ongoing development, both
commercial and residential. While other economies in Colorado and around the
nation may have slowed, Glenwood Springs continues to be a popular place for
businesses and homeowners.
What keeps Glenwood’s economy strong and healthy is that it is based both on
tourism and commercial variety. Glenwood Springs attracts vacationers from
around the state and the country who come here to soak up the hot water, play in
the mountains, schuss down the slopes, run the rivers, to relax and have fun.
The town also acts as a regional trade center for the surrounding area and the county seat for growing Garfield County.