The residential crowd is made up of…a mix of second homeowners and full-time residents. Approximately 70 percent of property owners in Summit County are second-home or investment property owners.
The community vibe is...outdoor-focused, friendly, and relaxed. People always say they come for the winters but stay for the summers.
The lifestyle offered is...that of a mountain enthusiast. Breckenridge and Summit County offer one of the most versatile alpine playgrounds in North America with several world-class ski resorts as well as countless trails and recreation paths for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, running, and more. Aquatic activities include fishing in “Gold Medal” rivers, and sailing, boating, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and wakeboarding at Dillon/Green Mountain reservoirs.
The most popular building type you’ll find is...condos. Single-family homes with mountain contemporary finishes are also gaining popularity. The mountain rustic design, which derives from the areas significant mining history, is prevalent throughout the county. Additionally, quaint Victorian homes can be found throughout Breckenridge, which features one of the largest National Historic Districts in the United States.
The average home price is...
Single-family homes averaged $877,732; condos averaged $407,338; and land averaged $311,943 across all of Summit County in 2015. Each town, area, and subdivision are unique and can drastically vary based on location, views, and other factors.
The area’s greatest highlight is...its abundance of outdoor activities. During the winter, residents can enjoy six world-class ski resorts within 45 minutes of Summit County, as well as countless other outdoor winter and summer activities.
The area’s best driving-distance getaways are...
Denver is approximately an hour east and provides plenty of big city entertainment, including cheering on our exciting sports teams, taking in a Broadway show in the theater district, or partaking in one of many annual festivals. Buena Vista is another great getaway, especially in the summer. Only one hour south of Breckenridge, Buena Vista boasts some of the best white-water rafting and kayaking in Colorado.
The best spot to dine fancy is...the Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon in Breckenridge for mouthwatering steaks and wild game. Relish is another exceptional choice with a seasonally changing menu, featuring Colorado-inspired cuisine. Other areas of the county also feature exquisite dining, such as Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone, which is ranked in the top 100 restaurants in America for 2015 on OpenTable.com.
The best spots to find entertainment are...
The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge hosts a number of concerts, including the world-renowned National Repertory Orchestra. Another favorite is the Dillon Amphitheater in the summer for the outdoor evening concerts with the backdrop of Lake Dillon and the mountains.
The best spots to go shopping are...the many quaint shops along Main Street in Breckenridge, such as Big City Blues, Valley Girl, Ruby Jane, and many more.
The best place to tee off is...the Breckenridge Golf Club, a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course with exceptional mountain views at every turn. They say the ball flies further in the mountains.