Breckenridge is one of the largest mountain towns. Founded in 1859 during the gold rush, Breckenridge has seen quite an evolution to the town it has become today. With the opening of the Breckenridge Ski Resort in 1961 on Peak 8, the town saw resurgence. With the addition of the Eisenhower tunnel and the ski resort expanding from Peak 6 through Peak 10, Breckenridge has become a top resort destination. Not only does Breckenridge boast one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, but it also has a thriving arts scene and a quaint main street filled with fantastic shops and restaurants. In the summer fishing, hiking, biking and many other activities dominate the area. Breckenridge is also host to several festivals and events over the summer including Oktoberfest.
Breckenridge has 54% of the real estate inventory in Summit County. With prices ranging from condos in the $200,000 range up to multi million dollar home, Breckenridge has a little something for everyone. If you are looking for a ski in ski out home, Breckenridge is the prime location. The Snowflake, Beaver Run and 4 O’clock lifts run virtually all the way in to town creating a fairly sizable volume of ski in ski out real estate.
Zip Codes: 80424
Population in 2012: 4,564
Median resident age: 32.5
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,528
Average Real Estate Prices in 2011:
- Detached houses: $1,280,409
- Townhouses/Duplexes $647,014
- Multi-unit structures: $296,194
Average gross rent in 2012: $1,080 per month
- Median Residential Price up 4.87% from Q3 LY numbers
- Average Residential Price up 1.97% from Q2 LY numbers
- Gross Sales Volume down 1.35% from LY numbers
- Real Estate Transactions up 3.12% from Q3 LY numbers
- Buyer Profile: 31.91% local, 37.1% Front Range, 30.59% Out-of-State, 0.40% International