15th Nov, 2012

Ultimate Summit County Colorado Real Estate for Ski|Recreation

For vacations with family and friends, the convenience and beauty of Summit County real estateBreckenridge CO homes, Keystone condominiums, Wildernest or Blue River CO horse properties, Breckenridge and Keystone golf course homes, and collections of Summit County homes in the small mountain villages – can’t be beat.

Summit County homes are a short hour’s drive from downtown Denver. Straddling I-70 about 90 minutes west of Denver International Airport, Colorado real estate in Summit County lends itself to the ultimate mountain recreation.

Summit County lands ranges in altitude from 7947 feet to 14,270 feet at Gray’s Peak. Snowy peaks from the Ten Mile Range, Front Range, and Gore Range contribute to awesome majestic views. Perched on the West side of the Continental Divide in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Summit County includes major ski resorts, waterways from the Colorado River Basin such as the Blue River and the Snake River, Dillon and Green Mountain reservoirs, and thousands of acres of wilderness and national forests.

One of the original 17 counties of the Colorado Territory, Summit County once stretched from the Continental Divide to the border of Utah north to Wyoming. During the first half of the 1800s, high country trappers noticed gold and silver in the area. By 1859, their secret was out and mining towns such as Breckenridge and Frisco slowly shaped up until after the gold rush.

In 1946 Arapahoe basin ski area opened followed by Breckenridge ski area in 1961 then Keystone and Copper Mountain in the 70s. Known as Colorado’s Playground, Summit County became a top national ski destination. There is more. Comprehensive bicycle trails and pathways, ice skating, sledding, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities invigorate residents and visitors alike.

Spanning 396,000 acres or over 600 square miles, Summit County is home to approximately 30,000 residents who enjoy the crisp winter and comfortable summers. Seasonal residents add dramatically to the population during prime winter months. Homes in Summit County also mean relaxing cultural events such as live theater, music festivals, galleries and art festivals in addition to excellent restaurants and shops.

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

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