Breckenridge is committed to its historic heritage and to the early pioneers who first settled here. Upon arriving in Breckenridge you will note the unique, mine-related architecture that reflects each of the town’s historic phases of developments. Its history spans from its settlement in 1859 to the shutdown of the last gold dredging operation in 1942. The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance provides educational tours and hands on activities including a historic walking tour of downtown Breckenridge, with information about the Ute Indians, trappers and miners. Several museums and mining areas are open to the public. If you want to step back in history come to Breckenridge.
Breckenridge has a variety of different types of condos, duplexes, and town homes. At any given time an assortment of some estimated 400 plus properties are on the market. They range in price from $100,000 on up to $2,000,000. The wide price range is due to such factors as ski-in/ski-out, locations in town, age of the property, square footage, on a bus route, and amenities. Some new condo developments have recently been completed while others are under construction. Several are in close proximity to the peak seven and peak eight gondola providing easy access to ski lifts and also to downtown restaurants, stores, and night life in Breckenridge.
Land For Sale:
There are many options available if you’re looking for land in Breckenridge. Breckenridge is the Summit County seat and has unique residential building sites. An assortment of building opportunities abound from the Quandary sub division where one can build and have magnificent views of the 14,000 foot Quandary Mountain, to the sites on the Blue River, to properties in and around the town of Breckenridge. A few home sites still exist on or near the ski slopes providing ski in/ski out possibilities. Certainly those with golfing interest will find wonderful residential lots on and surrounding the beautiful Breckenridge Golf Course. Building a home can be a very pleasant and rewarding experience in Breckenridge!
Since 1889 dreams have been made in Breckenridge.
From the gold rush days of yesterday to the champaign powder ski days of today this quaint Victorian town has provided a place in the heart of everyone. Breckenridge has become a world class resort with the construction of condos at the bases of the mountain to the newest announcement of the opening of peak 6. Ambiance provides an atmosphere, powder provides the backdrop for everyone in the family. Whether skiing, backpacking, golfing, or out on the town, Breckenridge has something for everyone in the family.
History of Breckenridge
Nestled in the ten mile mountain range, Breckenridge is Colorado’s first western slope town. When Ruben J Spalding found gold in the Blue River in 1859 it didn’t take long for word to get out. General George E. Spencer intended on capturing a town site near the first claims. He named it Breckinridge (with an “i”) after US Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge. One to two hundred prospectors arrived daily.
Widely known for its skiing, Breckenridge sits at the base of Breckenridge ski resort. Breckenridge is a real town with real people. Its’ character is uncompromised by it growth. Since purchased by Vail in 1996, Breckenridge has ranked in the nations top 3 resorts visited each year.
Living in Breckenridge
What’s so unique about Breckenridge?
All the other resorts are not in a real town. This is the place that dreams are made of! You can walk from your home or condo to many nearby shops and restaurants all year round. The pulse of Breckenridge slows during the off seasons between Summer and winter, however it is always a destination for tourists and home to many all year round. Many residents will tell you that they came to spend one winter, but have staryed for many years!
Breckenridge has always been a great place for investment opportunity! Whether you ski a couple times a year or just come during Christmas and Fourth of July, there is a huge market for rentals in between your visits. Lots of investors choose to short term rent their property throughout the year to off set the mortgage responsibilities. Kokopelli Properties offers full property management services and a discounted rate for clients that buy a property from us!
Prices, along with the rest of the country, are down but that means that it is a great time to buy! Our resort market hasn’t seen properties this affordable in recent memory. The last couple of months has shown that prices have leveled off so, with inventory levels high, it’s time to start looking for your mountain property.
There are no schools near by this property.