Breckenridge: Listing Report
Arguably the cutest in Colorado, Breckenridge is our 150-year-old historic mining locale grown into a charming and hip ski resort town. As dog friendly as it is tourist friendly, the county seat of Summit County bustles with bearded locals with snowboards in tow, families of wide-eyed tourists wandering through t-shirt shops, and the hippest mayor riding his bike to city hall for a meeting. Yoga, discussion of avalanche conditions, powder days, and the latest live music coming to town are regular discussions at the local coffee shops and dozens of outstanding restaurants.
Just 90 minutes from the state capital of Denver, Breckenridge real estate is as hot as it gets. The downtown historic district maintains its mining roots in architectural style, height restrictions, and limited signage to maintain the charm of the area. Further out, on the base of the area mountains, the real estate increases in variety with 70’s style A-frames, slick condos, and 8,000 square foot luxury properties.
The Summit Stage free shuttles around the county, Breckenridge resort and town buses, taxis, and Uber all offer transportation options beyond driving a car. And since it’s such a walk and bike friendly town, this can be the best way to buzz around Breck. Colorado Mountain College’s campus offers Business and Sustainability bachelors degrees in addition to nursing, EMT, resort management, and other associates degrees plus community-favorite cooking classes in their state-of-the-art teaching kitchen.
Of course the town’s winter’s focus is on Breckenridge Ski Resort, owned by Vail Resorts – with 5 mountains and 187 trails covering 2,900 skiable acres. Breckenridge also boasts the Imperial Express lift, the highest ski lift in North America, dropping you off at 12,840 feet elevation. The resort has added a mountain coaster and zip line for some non-ski/snowboarding fun.
Other town amenities include a library, ice rink, 2 nordic centers, over 100 shops and restaurants, an Arnold Palmer Golf Course, an award-winning recreation center, and over 300 miles of Mountain Biking trails and world-class fishing.
And the impressive variety and quality of events year-round include sports competitions like the Dew Tour, Cycling events, and Go Pro Mountain Challenge. Concerts at the Riverwalk Center include popular touring bands, the Breckenridge Music Festival, and National Repertory Orchestra. And the new Breckenridge Create Arts District boasts metalworking, printmaking, raku, and so much more – plus they host the annual International Snow Sculpture contest in January.
Kelly Brady is happy to share her love of Breckenridge with you, and has experience with any kind of home you may be interested in checking out. Contact her and she can easily show you her best recommendations to fit your family and lifestyle.
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