Breckenridge Real Estate Information

Breckenridge is the county seat of Summit County, a beautiful region known alternately as “God's Country” and “Colorado's Playground”. Breckenridge is situated in the central portion of Summit County, which in turn is located in the central area of the state of Colorado. Breckenridge is simultaneously a town and a Home Rule Municipality, and has a population of approximately two thousand five hundred residents, a figure that swells considerably when ski conditions are optimal. Breckenridge derives most of its popularity from its ski slopes; the town is a very popular ski destination during the winter months because of its location amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains. Breckenridge covers an area of almost exactly five square miles, and is found at a towering altitude of nearly ten thousand feet above sea level.

Breckenridge was settled in the year eighteen fifty nine, even before Summit County was officially established. Breckenridge was created by the authority of General George Spencer, the territorial governor of Colorado at the time, and takes its name from then-Vice President of the United States John C. Breckenridge. Historians generally believe that the move was an attempt by Spencer to gain the favor of the Vice President, although the plan amounted to nothing after the Vice President sided with the Confederacy in the Civil War. The official incorporation of Breckenridge came in the year eighteen eighty, while adjusting the spelling of the town's name to avoid glorifying the now-disgraced former politician. The current mayor of Breckenridge is Ernie Blake, and the growth of the town was largely driven by the presence of gold in the area.

Breckenridge boasts an impressive two hundred and fifty four buildings in its National Historic District, which rivals larger cities as one of the biggest Historical Districts in the state. Breckenridge also maintains the Carter Museum and Barn, the Country Boy mine, and of course the world class mountain ski resort. Breckenridge also boasts a professionally designed public golf course, dozens of miles of trails, and a wide variety of fine accommodations, shops, and restaurants. Breckenridge is also noteworthy for the wildlife and natural beauty that comes with the arrival of the summer months.

Summit County Properties For Sale

People buy real estate here because we are host to four world class ski areas and the highest fresh water sailing lake in the country. The alpine setting and the proximity to Denver make our ski areas - Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin - some of the most popular in the world. It’s no wonder that owning property here is a great investment - it’s a beautiful place to own real estate.

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