Dillon Real Estate Information
Dillon is an extremely small community found in the Colorado Rockies amidst the beautiful mountain peaks of Summit County, which incidentally received its name for those geological features. Dillon is technically considered a Home Rule Municipality, meaning that the town governs itself relatively free from county and state government influence. Dillon has a population of approximately eight hundred residents as of the census taken in the year two thousand, and encompasses a total area of roughly two and a half square miles. This total is subdivided into about a square mile of water and a square mile and a half of land. Dillon is located just east of the continental divide, and is found almost immediately adjacent to the Dillon Dam and Lake Dillon.
The history of Dillon began in the late nineteenth century, when traders and hunters began to settle the area. Native Americans explored the area thousands of years earlier, but due to the heavy amounts of snowfall and cold climate, heavy indigenous settlement of the area never occurred. The town of Dillon sprang up around a stagecoach stop and trading outpost, and grew substantially until the community was officially incorporated in the year eighteen eighty three. The town of Dillon was actually relocated a grand total of three times, once by order of the government, once for the sake of the railroad, and once to be closer to the Blue, Ten Mile, and Snake Rivers.
The most recent location of Dillon, which it occupies in the present day, is on the coast of a reservoir that offers a considerable array of water sports. Although Dillon's population is less than seven hundred and fifty during most of the year, the number of residents swells to roughly four thousand during peak ski season. Dillon offers a considerable amount of cultural and recreational attractions, including the Lake Dillon Theater Company, Skyline Cinema, the Dillon Marina, and the Keystone Lodge and Spa. Dillon is central to most of the major ski resorts of the area, which explains the explosion in population during the winter months.