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Hiking is a popular Summit County activity for both visitors and local alike. For those unfamiliar with the area, a quick Google search, a visit to the Welcome Center or asking frontline workers is a good way to get information on which trails to take in. It’s no surprise that the most popular trails are mentioned time and time again. On the weekends or busiest summer days, parking can sometimes be hard to come by and hikers may find themselves one of hundreds making their way up at these beloved sites. For a hiker hoping for a bit of solitude during peak periods, avoiding the hot spots is the best bet. Because we love sharing our knowledge of the area, we’re going to let you in on some great secret trail options that don’t make the “most popular” lists.

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Our Summit County summers are short and most of us want to squeeze out every last drop before the snow starts falling again. With the temps taking a big dive as soon as the sun gets low in the sky, it can be a bit too frigid to enjoy a drink or meal in an outdoor living area. Firepits and patio heaters are ideal to stay cozy while enjoying some more outdoor time. For you and your guests to be safe and in line with new county ordinances, we’ve put together some helpful information for fire pits and outdoor patio heating.

Fire Pits and Chimineas: You don’t have to be a pyromaniac to love sitting around a nice fire on a cool Summit County evening. Many mountain homes come equipped with outdoor fire pits ranging from manmade with a wood-burning ring of

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It’s a history-making summer in Breckenridge with the first-ever Main Street walking mall. The concept has been a long-time topic of prospect and Summer 2020 seemed like the right time to give it a try. The real estate market remains steady, proving that Breckenridge is where people want to be for relaxation, refuge, and rejuvenation.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for July 2020

River Mountain Lodge Condo, Unit E 122
Best Condo Location in Breckenridge. This beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath Ski-In Property is located on the corner of Park Ave. and Ski Hill Rd., featuring 2 balconies overlooking the Blue River, only steps away from the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. The complex includes an updated fitness center, hot tubs

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For 60 years, the National Repertory Orchestra has helped young musicians prepare for their respective professional musical careers while simultaneously uplifting our community. Each year, over 1,000 young adults from around the world audition for the NRO with hopes of being chosen for one of only 89 spots. The young musicians who are selected spend 8 weeks in Breckenridge where they gain training through performances in Summit County, master classes and workshops.

The NRO has been based in Breckenridge for the past 35 years. In years past, our community and our visitors have been enriched with exhilarating performances by the NRO every summer. The musical selections range from classical masterworks to modern pop to entertain people of all ages and

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Whitewater Rafting:  Like a mini roller coaster, except in the water and with better scenery. Whitewater rafting is the most thrilling High Country summer adventure although slow and more relaxing trips are also available for those who prefer a mellow outing or have small children. Performance Tours Rafting begins their season on June 1, 2020. They’ve taken all the necessary precautions to deliver the best rafting trip possible for their 34th year in business. Their best-selling trip runs through Browns Canyon, one of the most popular whitewater rafting trips in North America.

Hiking: The hundreds of hiking trails in Summit County range from handicap accessible at Sapphire Point to the ultimate hiking experience of summiting the 14,000 foot Quandary

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It may seem impossible to grow flowers at our high altitude with the intense sun, a short growing season, wildlife, and less oxygen, but take a walk down Main Street Breckenridge during the summer and you’ll see otherwise. Our town goes from winter white to an explosion of color. All day long in the summer, we see visitors posing with and snapping pics of the flowers growing from the earth, in baskets and planters. Maybe you’d like to plant some of your own and have wondered what types do best in our climate and where to start.

Fire Resistance:

Adding flowers to the landscape of your home can help create a defensible space. Because plant choice and maintenance are critical in this regard, Colorado State University (CSU) has published a fact

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The team at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate and all local Breckenridge business owners couldn’t be happier about the arrival of summer. As our shops and restaurants have begun to reopen, our entire community looks forward to welcoming our visitors back to enjoy everything the high country has to offer. With the warmer temperatures, the trails are ready for hiking and biking. Main Street Breckenridge will have an outdoor mall style setting this summer and we hope you will stop in to say hello at our office in the heart of town.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for June 2020.

185 Rivershore Drive
A private oasis with 400 feet of prime river frontage on both sides of the Blue River! Stunning 2-acre setting tucked back

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With the uncertain times that we are currently facing, one thing is for certain, we are all in this together. We are humbled by your trust in Breckenridge Associates Real Estate and representing your property during these challenging circumstances.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for May 2020.

Flying Dutchman Condo, Unit 1167 - UNDER CONTRACT
Beautiful top floor unit with vaulted ceilings, southern exposure, open kitchen, wood burning fireplace, and tons of storage. This unit is on the bus route for skiing, has a large outside pool with indoor hot tub/sauna, private ski lockers, in-building common laundry, BBQ area, volleyball court and easy access to the bike path and hiking trails. Amazing opportunities for winter and

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Immunity Boosting Self-Care Tips

In the coming weeks, as our country begins to ease its way back to normal, we will see changes in stay-at-home orders and restrictions. Within our own industry, we are now able to resume in-person showings as long as abiding by public health guidelines. Regardless of your current employment or quarantine status, there are simple things we can all do at home do to show ourselves some tender loving care. Self care is especially important right now to strengthen our immune systems and boost our moods.

As our local health and wellness businesses eventually re-open, we encourage you to support them any way you can. In the mean time, we encourage you to try one or all of the self-care tips below. 

Have an At-Home

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Spring is always a great time for home projects, but this spring is different from any in the past. Now that we are starting to see a break in the stay at home orders, it is time to plan ways to give your home the facelift you’ve always wanted. For investment homes, you might be looking to make changes that will give your home an edge in the vacation rental market so that you can recoup some lost rental income.

Whether your budget is small or you’ve got splurge funds set aside, our list covers it all.

How to choose what to do first? If time or cost limits you from tackling everything on the list, start out with the most important ones first. Anything old or broken will need immediate attention.

It can be hard to find vendors or contractors if

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