There are a lot of special things about Eagle. It offers a combination of 2 pretty interesting towns - one old and one planned. Zoning appears to be solid. In the newer part bike trails (paved and for mountain bikes) and a golf course wander through town. Views of the mountains are excellent throughout with plenty of parks. There is a mix of retirees and working people with families. The town passed a small sales tax hike that will fund development of the River Corrridor Plan, a water sports park along the Eagle River. There is a Costco and and an excellent all-weather airport with regular flights to many major destinations. The golf is great in Eagle too, with two wonderful golf courses. The first is Eagle Ranch Golf Club (public), an Arnold Palmer signature course, which is generally thought to be the best public course in the Vail Valley. The other is Frost Creek Country Club, a spectacularly beautiful, private, mountainous course, designed by Tom Weiskopf. It is also worth noting that both of these courses are far removed from I70, an advantage over some other Vail area courses.