River Valley Ranch is an award winning community built around a public golf course and located along the Crystal River on the edge of Carbondale. There are a range of homes for sale from no-maintenance condos to custom homes on larger lots right on the golf course. One of the aspects that makes this community's real estate so popular is that non golfers do not have to pay dues for the golf. Another is that it is located away from Hwy 82 which can be noisy. River Valley Ranch Development has been thoughtfully designed around the award-winning Jay Morrish Championship Golf Course, the Crystal River, and the Ranch House Swim, Fitness and Tennis Club. Recreational pursuits of all types can be experienced here. There are over 5 miles of trails for hiking and biking. Dozens of parks throughout and 1.5 miles of the Crystal River meander through the community.