The Eagle Valley is no longer simply a seasonal place to live, and the numbers prove it. The Town of Eagle has a population of 3,500, and housing development continues in The Bluffs, Eagle Ranch and Eby Creek. The growth coincides with new housing developments and expansion of Eagle’s commercial base. The popularity of Gypsum as a place of full-time residence is apparent by the new developments of Buckhorn Valley, Chatfield Corners and Cotton Ranch. Two Rivers, just west of Gypsum in Dotsero, is the latest development to offer affordable single-family housing.
Due to the rapid pace of growth within these communities, plans are being put into place to prepare for expansion. Many aspects of town life are being studied and examined to determine appropriate actions regarding future expenditures of money and resources in order to accommodate the anticipated growth that will likely continue into the foreseeable future. Projects either in the planning or building stages in the Eagle Valley include infrastructure capacity and the purchase of additional land. The Towns of Eagle and Gypsum continue to add to their recreation facilities (including new baseball and soccer fields). The construction of a $7 million recreation center has also been approved, and the state-of-the-art center (which will host swim, fitness and gymnastic facilities) is expected to open in 2006. There have been significant road improvements, including a new roundabout that opened in July of 2004.