Housing in Hayden

For those looking for a safe community near outdoor recreation, Hayden is becoming an increasingly attractive option for families, location-neutral workers and outdoor enthusiasts, due to its attainable housing market and unique small-town culture. With housing costs dramatically on the rise across Colorado, Hayden remains affordable and attainable for working families.

Current Housing Statistics

  • Average Sale Price of Single-Family Home in Hayden: $262,916.67

  • Single-Family Home Average Square Feet: 1,724

  • Average Bed Size: 3 bed

  • Average Bath Size: 2 bath

  • Average Garage Size: 1 ½

  • Average Lot Size: .2 acres

  • Average Age of Home Built: 1978

  • Since 2014 home sell prices have increased 50%

  • Since 2014 volume of homes sold has increased 123%

  • Hayden’s total market share of Routt County sales in 2017 was 7%

  • Current vacant residential lots available and ready to be built on: Approximately 175 lots, with infrastructure

Hayden Neighborhoods

For those looking to move to Hayden, there are several neighborhoods and areas in Town that make for a great place to live. There are four major sections of Town.

Highway 40 Corridor & Historic Downtown

This neighborhood runs the length of U.S. Highway 40 and extends north to the railroad tracks and south to the Breeze Basin Road and the base of the Hospital Hill neighborhood. Hayden (incorporated 1906) originally developed in a lot and block grid system, using the flattest, most easily accessible ground. Some of the oldest homes in Hayden are in this neighborhood. 

U.S. Highway 40 doubles as our main street (named Jefferson Avenue), as it runs east/west through town. This downtown area contains most of the commercial development in Hayden.

  • Hayden, North Addition to Hayden

  • Hayden, Seller’s Addition to Hayden

  • Original Town of Hayden

  • Hayden, Walker’s First Addition to Hayden

  • Hayden, Adair Addition to Hayden

  • Hayden, West Addition to Hayden

  • Hayden, Donelson’s Addition to Hayden

Hospital Hill

Hospital Hill is a largely residential neighborhood located on a prominent hill south and adjacent to Historic Walnut Street and Downtown Hayden. It offers scenic views overlooking downtown. The neighborhood is named for the Solandt Hospital located on the hillside leading up to the neighborhood. While it is no longer a hospital, medical services, including dental, continue to be provided in the facility. This neighborhood was largely built in the late 1950s and 1960s and has a mix of single-family and multi-family housing. This neighborhood is also well known for its gardening resources, with some residents growing fruit trees, grapes and more. The town cemetery is also located on the east end. 

Subdivisions in the Hospital Hill area include:

  • Walker’s Addition to Hayden

  • Vista Verde Subdivision (mid-1990s) – Including Vista Verde Townhomes

  • Valley View Industrial Park (2006) – Adjacent on the east end of Hospital Hill with warehouse and live/work construction

  • Dry Creek Village Subdivision (2008) – Approximately ½ mile south of Highway 40 on County Road 37, a newer residential neighborhood is located adjacent and south of the Valley View Industrial Park featuring a neighborhood playground and quick, easy commuting access.

Golden Meadows & Lake Villages

Golden Meadows is located south of old town, and was built during the energy boom of the 1970s. Largely single-family homes, there are a few small condominiums and townhome projects located in the area. In the last two decades, the majority of residential development interest has occurred in the Golden Meadows area. 

The Golden Meadows neighborhood includes the West Routt Fire Station, Hayden Valley Elementary, and the Dry Creek Recreation Park, adjacent to the Routt County Fairgrounds. 

The subdivisions in this area include:

  • Golden Meadows – Located on the southwest side of Hayden, accessed by Harvest Drive and within walkable distance of the Hayden Valley Elementary on Breeze Basin. Approximately .75 miles from downtown.

  • Golden Knolls

  • Yampa View Estates

  • Sagewood (approved in 2002) with 86 lots

  • Lake Villages at Hayden (Homeowners Association) – Located in the southern portion of Hayden, accessed by South Poplar Street and County Road 53 onto Lake View Road. Approximately 1 mile from downtown and in a quiet neighborhood with its own lake and amenities.

Dry Creek

Dry Creek is located southeast of old town and is one of two active building subdivisions in Town. All single-family homes range from new to moderately new and range in price from $300-$325K for a brand new home. Dry Creek is located next to the Hayden 4-mile trail loop and is just 3 miles from the State of Colorado shooting range.

Rural Hayden

Hayden is surrounded by a working landscape of ranches and farms, and many idyllic residences are just outside of the community.

  • East of Town (Breeze Basin) includes Hidden Springs Ranch, accessed on Breeze Basin/County Road 65.

  • North of Town (Cog) – The Cog has several small neighborhoods along with larger acreage properties. Accessed via North Walnut Street, County Road 80, then County Road 76. The East Cog is the primary housing area with homes that have sweeping views of both the Yampa Valley and Bears Ears to the north. County Road 80 to the West has very large working ranches in a more sheltered location.

  • South of Town (Sage Creek and Williams Fork) – Many small acreage parcels are located south of Town, accessed by County Road 53 (toward the Williams Fork) as well as County Road 37 (also known as Sage Creek).

*Information provided by Amy Williams of Colorado Group Realty; Alicia Doolin of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties and the Multiple Listing Service

H2: Hayden Realtors

Alicia Doolin – Coldwell Banker – 970-846-6512 or alicia.doolin@coldwellbankerrealestate.com

Louis Nijsten – Choice Realty & Management – 970-819-5587 or louie@nijsten.com

Kristi Stinnett – Stinnett Realty – 970-846-3805 or KKristysworld@aol.com

Amy Williams – Colorado Group Realty – 970-846-8601 or amywilliams@mybrokers.com