We were one of the first families to buy a cottage in the Village. We bought one we could rent seasonally (there are only a few) because it didn't seem likely we could live in Victor year round. But the Village always makes us happy. Our courtyard and cottage are beautiful, tranquil, welcoming. Great neighbors too. We watch the Village grow with pleasure. There is plenty of room and every year there is more to do, more people to meet. I would say that the Village offers a gracious and festive way of life -- especially for hikers and skiers -- at a very reasonable cost.
When we first considered moving to Mountainside Village, we were attracted to the location. It's close to the base of Teton Pass; a 40-minute drive to Grand Targhee Ski Resort; and access to hiking and bike trails right from its backyard. But what we value most is the community spirit that characterizes Mountainside Village living, where neighbors know neighbors and share a vision of making Mountainside Village a
wonderful place to live and work and call home.
I love my front porch...and, even though it's north-facing, I love being out front and engaging with neighbors. The front porch design truly facilitates neighborhood interaction. For dense living, Mountainside Village is quiet and so friendly. You'll love it...trails out the door, great neighbors, quiet, rural flavor with access to all the amenities of town. We chose to live in Mountainside Village for the thoughtful design of community & proximity to public lands and Jackson.
Mountainside Village is a wonderful opportunity to join a community that shares a commitment to unique values reflected in concerns for people and environment. Property owners have been attracted to Mountainside by the founding principles of a village structure with shared common space that encourages social interactions, and respect for neighbors. Buildings are, innovative, creative, expressive, and energy wise as a consequence of opportunities and guidelines for home designs that are consistent with the vision for the Village and minimizing footprints. Mountainside Village is a place for those who are ready to sacrifice a degree of independence and self indulgence in exchange for the rewards that come with sharing resources and the rich variety of experiences of neighbors.
We would have to first and foremost mention how authentic and enjoyable we have found our surrounding neighbors and beyond. Being new to a community can be a bit daunting but everyone has made us feel right at home. Also, coming from a metropolitan lifestyle the simplicity of walking to pick up mail or sit by the pond is joyful and calming beyond words.