30th Jun, 2012

Summer Economy Bustling Around Breckenridge Colorado Homes

Residents of Breckenridge CO homes and sister communities in Summit County Colorado are increasingly sought out during the summertime. Real estate in Breckenridge Colorado began development during the gold rush, resurrected itself with the white gold of world-class skiing, and now it’s a destination haven for summer recreation.

What do the numbers say about Breckenridge real estate? Looking numbers for lodging during May 2012 were up 59 percent year-over-year. June 2012 is already 49 percent up, according to a recent article in the Summit Daily News (06/20/12), “Summer Business Looking Up for Mountain Towns.” Looking numbers for July are up 17 percent as well, but could go even higher.

Breckenridge Resort has been marketing itself as a year-round opportunity, especially an escape during hot weather months. The Daily article cited the impact of high temperatures and lower gas prices. They quoted the president of Breckenridge Resort Managers, Toby Babich. “The kickoff to summer 2012, Kingdom Days, brought with it a hopeful sign of another record-breaking summer for Breckenridge in terms of early booking patterns and heat-weary visitors.” Your organization hopes the record July and August 2011 bookings will trend into 2012.

One organization tracks lodging performance by compiling data from property management companies in destinations across Colorado, Utah, California, and Oregon. Compared to midyear 2011, the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRP) is seeing a strong upward pattern. Several future months of reservations are up. The director of MTRP Ralf Garrison told the daily, “Destinations that have established lively summer calendars are attracting guests and very solid early bookings.” His cohort Tom Foley made an important point. “It seems those devotees of Mountain recreation who love the outdoor lifestyle are remaining loyal to mountain destinations.”

Established in 1859, the historic town of Breckenridge is the county seat of Summit County. Its population is about 4,600 plus part-time residents. Breckenridge Ski Resort offers multi-difficulty ski slopes across four peaks of the Rocky Mountain’s Ten Mile Range.

Summers in Breckenridge attracts outdoor enthusiasts with hiking trails, wildflowers, fly-fishing in the Blue River, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, alpine slides, nearby Lake Dillon for boating, and a vibrant Main Street. Breckenridge summer events include Breckenridge Festival of Film, annual Fourth of July parade, concerts by National Repertory Orchestra and other artists at Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge Music Institute, art fairs, and much more.

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

Breckenridge homes for sale starting at $1,000,000

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