We talk a lot in this space about the desirability of resort real estate, and how that affects values and investment potential. Plenty of special circumstances make property for sale in Breckenridge and surrounding Summit County more valuable than real estate in other resorts: gondola from town to mountain, high sales tax revenue per capital, community-sanctioned focus on recreation and the arts, the world’s highest deep-water marina, golf balls that fly far with high altitude assistance. One important Summit County local circumstance is that the valley floor — the private land in a county that's more than 80 percent public land — is reaching build-out. While we may be insulated by these amenities and limited supply, we are not immune up here to the…

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Summer and fall seem to dominate the free activity landscape with all the hiking, farmers' markets, National Repertory Orchestra porch series concerts at our Breckenridge Associates office and such, but fear not fine friends — winter holds plenty of free and low cost options.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Winter in the high country equals snow. In other parts of the county snowfall may bring groans about shoveling, while snow here generally means opportunities for sliding. But not all snow-sliding activities equal skiing and pricey lift tickets. (Revisit our past article on how to navigate lift ticket and season pass pricing to make the lift-served sliding more affordable.)

The best free snow-sliding adventure west of, well, anywhere? Carter Park Sledding Hill. Park in the…

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Around town, it's starting to look a lot like ski season! Breckenridge Ski Resort opening day is November 10 and other Summit County resorts are already open or will be soon. The beautiful snow covered peaks are inviting and town is not too crowded. If you and your family plan on spending any time in Breckenridge, Summit or Park Counties this winter, Breckenridge Associates has some great Top 5 real estate deals for November.

115 Sunset Drive
This location cannot be beat … hiking, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails out your door to waterfalls and high country lakes via the Burro Trail. Only seven minutes to Breckenridge Main Street, in a quiet, secluded neighborhood, and only 1 mile off Highway 9! Baldy and Red Mountain views - cut more…

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Let me count the ways. 

  1. Lifestyle. Invest in you. There exist any number of studies showing both the immediate health benefits of an active lifestyle, and of spending time in nature. In our opinion there is just no better place on the planet for ripping single track trails on your bike, making powder turns on your planks, hitting high altitude assisted golf shots under the gaze of majestic peaks, or just contemplating nature. They may call us hedonists, but we consistently rank among the healthiest populations in the country. Health is wealth.

  2. Appreciation. Because of our fortunate position, sitting in the midst of four world-class resorts, ringed by national forest, a short drive from the richly resourced, fast growing and…

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