Airpark Communities Are Not Just For The Rich And Famous!

Posted by Greg Smith on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 12:00pm.

airport_home_615.Many small aircraft enthusiasts are very serious about their hobby and are looking to develop a lifestyle out of their passion.  It is no secret that this kind of hobby falls into the luxury category for most people however for many others it a career choice.  Regardless if you are into small aircrafts for fun or work, airpark living is a great opportunity for most aviation aficionados.  This style of living is being compared to other luxury communities such as boating and golfing neighborhoods.  The greatest benefit to folks who decide to purchase property in an airpark is that they have direct access to the skies with very limitations. 

Famous actor John Travolta is known to live in an airport community but you do not have to superstar these days to find properties in or around an airpark that is affordable.  Airpark and airport communities are becoming more popular even though the pilot population in America is shrinking.  Many new airparks are being developed every year all around the country that offers not just residential opportunities but commercial ones as well. Many small private aviation companies are finding that basing their establishments in airparks is also strategically beneficial.  This puts them very close to many other people and industries that can directly benefit from their services. 

erie_airpark_1482In addition to your typical residential airparks that feature single family homes and private hangers there are also resort airparks that offer much more in terms of accommodations and amenities.  Many of these places have properties that are available for rent and feature all the benefits of a country club. Many resort airparks also sell lots for both private and commercial use. 

If you are interesting in purchasing land or an airpark property there is bit of research that you need to do in order to find a property that is best for your flying needs.  All private airpark still have to abide by Federal Aviation Laws and Regulations so it is important to keep this in mind during your search.  The best way to find out if a particular airpark will work for you is to talk to other residents and companies in the area.  If you are interested in airpark living check out our feature listing below!


2860 Airport Dr, Erie 80516

MLS#: 645762 Price: $175,000

Vacant Lot/Acres: 1.93


Almost 2 acres in Erie Air Park. Spectacular lot for airplane enthusiast. Prime building lot in Erie Air Park with tremendous views of the Flatirons and Back Range. Direct access to runway. Nice level and flat lot. Possible owner financing.


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Greg Smith

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