11th Oct, 2011

Breckenridge Homes & Community Information

Town of Breckenridge COGeneral George F. Spencer established the Town of Breckenridge in January 1860 during the rush to settle the West.  Through to the 1880s, Breckenridge real estate grew in the important gold mining town. The Great Depression and World War II, however, took their toll on real estate in Breckenridge, reducing the community to a small, hardy bunch after the gold-mining era.  Read more about History of Breckenridge CO real estate.

The Town of Breckenridge is located in Summit County at an elevation of 9,600 feet in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.  It offers much more than the average Colorado mountain town, including beautiful Colorado mountain homes in Breckenridge near the ski slopes and trails and the Continental Divide.

Breckenridge Town and Ski Mountain

Breckenridge Ski ResortThe world-class Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Mountain Range match the magical charm of historical Breckenridge Main Street.   Awesome snow-capped majesty looms as the constant backdrop to this one-of-a-kind Colorado mountain town.  The Town has become one of the most popular ski destinations as well as a summer-vacation destination.

The ski area offers over 150 ski trails that are open to skiers and snowboards alike.  All levels of skiers are happy with the selection of terrain.  Beginners enjoy the entry-level green slopes.  More fun waits for the experienced skier on a wide range of intermediate blue runs and the more-challenging black and double-diamond trails.

Surrounded by open national forests with access to backcountry trails, the area is perfect for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.  For a trail list, maps or any other information, please visit: breckenridgenordic.com

Summer Activities

Breckenridge GolfOnce the snow melts, the area turns into a gorgeous Summer Vacation Destination with breathtaking views of the Ten Mile Range in every direction.

Outdoor summer activities are abundant.  The Town of Breckenridge owns and operates a Jack Nicklaus-designed, 27-hole golf course.  The course opened in 1985 and has since been one of the town’s main attractions.  Many luxury homes mingle around the golf course offering panoramic views of the fairways and the snowcapped Ten Mile Range.

Fly-fishers are in heaven with access to a number of world-class fishing rivers and streams. For more information on fly-fishing, please visit the Breckenridge and Summit County Fishing Guide.  A diverse selection of backcountry trails encourage hiking and biking in the area.  One is the Colorado Trail through the state.  For a list of trails, please visit the Summit County Explorer.

We feature all active area listings on our website, accessible using the search module.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about real estate in the area by calling Barrie Stimson at  970-390-2560.

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