Silverthorne Real Estate Information

Silverthorne is the largest community in Summit County, Colorado, although is still a relatively small town by more general standards. Silverthorne has a population of approximately three thousand six hundred residents, at least according to two thousand six figures. This represents an increase of about four hundred residents since the year two thousand census. Silverthorne encompasses a total area of about three square miles, and is technically considered a Home Rule Municipality. Silverthorne is located in the central portion of Summit County, which in turn is found in the central section of the US state of Colorado. Silverthorne is situated at an altitude of about nine thousand feet, about four thousand feet higher than the Mile High City of Denver, which explains the preponderance of snowfall and cold weather in the region.

Silverthorne takes its name from an early pioneer of Summit County who also happened to be one of the first judges in the region. Judge Silverthorne was noted for a particularly strict sentencing policy, although apparently he made enough friends to have a town named after him. Silverthorne was officially incorporated in the year nineteen sixty seven, a number of decades after the region was originally settled by non-Native Americans. Silverthorne is a relatively affluent, generally upper middle class community, and is considerably more diverse than other Rocky Mountain towns. Many parts of Silverthorne offer stunning views of the snow-capped mountain peaks that gave Summit County its name.

Although Silverthorne as well as the rest of the region is known primarily for ski resorts and winter activities, golf enthusiasts can enjoy the beautiful Raven Golf Course, while skaters can take advantage of the Silverthorne Skate Park. Other points of interest in Silverthorne itself include the Nordic Center, the Eagles Nest Wilderness, and even a Silverthorne Ice Rink. As the county seat, Silverthorne has easy access to the numerous other attractions and activities in the Summit County area, including the Arapahoe National Forest, the Breckenridge Historic District, the Edwin Carter Museum, the Montezuma Ghost Town, Lake Dillon, Washington Mine, and the Barney Ford House Museum.