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Skier in a green helmet makes a turn down a steep hill on Mammoth Mountain with Banner Peak and Ritter Peak and a chairlift in the backgroundPhoto by Josh Wray for Visit Mammoth


While Mammoth Lakes has an amazing community of locals, it’s still a resort and tourism community. The feel of the amenities we have here are all created with both locals and tourists in mind. Before you consider buying a home in Mammoth Lakes, it’s a good idea to think through the pros and cons of buying in a resort community.


Each mountain or ski resort you consider buying in will have its own personality. In Colorado, Aspen is known for its celebrities and millionaires, while Silverton is known for its laid-back atmosphere. Mammoth Lakes is known for its chill and happy California mountain town vibe. This culture is what drew me to make Mammoth Lakes my home full time, but it’s not for everyone.



Here are the pros to buying in a resort community like Mammoth Lakes:








And here are the cons to buying in a resort community like Mammoth Lakes:










If you think you want to live in a resort community, I recommend visiting first and, if possible, staying for an extended period of time. You could also stay for a week in several different resort communities to figure out what you like and what you don’t. If you’d like to learn more about buying a home in Mammoth Lakes, see my Ultimate Home Buyer’s Guide, or give me a call to talk (760) 914-4664.



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