There’s perhaps no other community in the entire valley that has evolved and grown as much as Gypsum has in recent years. Home to the Eagle County Regional Airport, Gypsum is not only easily accessible from just about anywhere, its ultra downvalley location also provides convenient access to Glenwood Springs and Aspen. Gypsum’s motto is to “Live, Work, Play & Be Healthy.” Its outdoor recreational amenities and affordability make it an easy motto for residents to live up to. The public Gypsum Creek Golf Course has also created a community hotspot just outside of town, where it’s common to find locals soaking in the views from the beautiful deck at the clubhouse’s restaurant, The Gypsum Creek Grill, on any summer afternoon. Like its neighbor Eagle to the east, Gypsum’s lower elevation equates to fewer snow days. You could hit the slopes in Vail or Beaver Creek — a little more than 30 minutes away — and be home in time for an afternoon ride on your mountain bike or 9 holes at the Gypsum Creek Golf Club. The Gypsum Recreation Center underwent more facility upgrades in 2018 after just 11 years since it was built. The Rec Center is one of the town’s most exciting hubs. It offers a gymnastics facility, basketball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a swimming pool that includes lap lanes as well as a lazy river and waterslide for the kids, yoga studio/fitness room, spinning classes and much more. Gypsum is also home to one of the valley’s two public high schools, Eagle Valley High School. Historic single-family homes surround the immediate town center, while newer construction is available in several developments around Gypsum Creek and the airport. If value, accessibility and affordability aren’t enough, the fact that Gypsum is home to a Costco helps it score even higher on the convenience scale.