27th Mar, 2012

Real Estate in the Mountain Resort Town of Breckenridge Colorado

The industrious Town of Breckenridge Colorado adds great value to Breckenridge Colorado resort real estate.  Building on a rich heritage handed down from the gold-mining era, the Town of Breckenridge is more than its authentic Victorian charm and historic districts.  The residents of Breckenridge CO homes are refreshingly creative and proactive in attitude.

Breckenridge leads all of Summit County real estate and it small towns with verve. Partnering with several organizations, including Vail Resorts, residents and visitors magnetize serious competitive and artistic elements to the Rocky Mountain community.

Perched at 9603 feet above sea level on the western slope of the Continental Divide, Breckenridge incorporated in 1859.  Today, the small town of 3500 residents continues to draw visitors from around the world to its world-class ski resort and year-round recreational and cultural activities.  From the Breckenridge Ski Resort to the state-of-the-art Recreation Center and Gold Run Nordic Center to Breckenridge Golf Course, and hockey at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge offers a long list of healthy activities.

Laced with trail systems, the Town is comprised of an area approximately 2 miles wide and 7 miles long.  About one third of the town’s 3690 acres are undeveloped.  Forty-one acres of community parks and 536 acres of open space protect the natural landscape.  The Open Space and Trails programs allow extensive access to the beautiful surrounding forests and natural areas.

The small mountain town features hundreds of restaurants, shops, boutiques, and specialty stores.Equally enticing, residents and guests of Breckenridge real estate relax during concerts at the Riverwalk Center, performances at the Backstage Theatre, fabulous Arts District, and many events and festivals that encourage excellence in cuisine, arts, music, and film.

In addition, the community is home to several interesting museums, historic structures, mining sites, and artifacts.  These resources are protected by a Heritage Tourism Strategic Plan.  Breckenridge Heritage Alliance also offers a wide variety of programs and tours.  Iowa Hill is a hiking trail with interpretive signs and displays representing 145 years of mining history.

Barney Ford House Museum tells the story of the man who escaped slavery and became a prosperous Colorado businessman and national civil rights advocate. The Edwin Carter Cabin Restoration features exhibits dedicated to the “log cabin naturalist.”  The Engine #9 locomotive, cemetery, the Dredge, and the Rotary Snowplow Park are other recently completed projects.

Located in the heart of the Blue River Plaza, the new Breckenridge Welcome Center invites visitors to experience a taste of the spectrum and depth of the beautiful Summit County community.  Come see how the vibrant Town continues reinventing itself and endearing present and future landowners.

For more information about buying real estate in the scenic mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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