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Condos on Ridge Street with a Townhome Feel
Placer Ridge Townhomes are on the site of the former Breckenridge Mountain Lodge, which was itself a ski-era modification of what was before that a bowling alley, a great social and aesthetic improvement from the repair shops for the mining and train industries that were on this site on the south side of downtown Breckenridge. Shops and restaurants are across the street from these independent homes. They are townhomes with no land thus the name condo in the official subdivision name.
Located on Ridge Street, Placer Ridge offers the quiet of being off Main, which is just a short block to the west. The shops and restaurants are an easy walk and so is the free town bus that runs along French Street, one block east of Ridge. Carter Park with tennis courts and a sledding hill is another block east.
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History of Breckenridge Development on the Southside
The historical south end of Breckenridge was defined when the Denver Rio Grande Railway came across Boreas Pass and into town on a path similar to the road called Boreas Pass Road today. The trains needed areas to store, load and unload freight and other products that would serve the mining industry. By the turn of the 19th Century to the 20th, this area was turned into a park and new streets platted, but development didn't fill in the area. In the 1960s a ski-style lodge called Breckenridge Mountain Lodge was built on this side of town The lodge has since been demolished and replaced with something similar to the mining-era looks of Placer Ridge Townhomes- Residences at Marriott.
Townhome and Condo Style
Mining-boom era is the theme of these small homes with gables and a board-and-batten exterior. Built in a row, a home for sale in Placer Ridge will be unlike a city row house. They look independent with varying frontages. Front porches and big windows segmented to look Victorian, this new construction fits in with the historic, in-town homes nearby. Inside they are cozy with open floor plans, three levels with parking for guests out front and underground spaces for the homeowners.
The layout inside is similar to a suburban split-level home which is surprising considering they have an outside that appears narrow and tall. The underground parking is accessed from the outside via a driveway to the rear and is not included in the three-level layout.
Recreation Near Placer Ridge Condos
In addition to being close to Carter Park, Placer Ridge is just a couple blocks from the ice rink located on Boreas Pass Road - the road built on the train line that used to connect Breckenridge to Denver. You’re in the thick of the town of Breckenridge at Placer Ridge, but at every point on the compass you’ll find a trail that leads into national forest. The free countywide shuttle stops at the ice rink and continues up Boreas Pass to Baldy Mountain where you can find a long steep trail up past treeline and onto the peak of Baldy Mountain. Mountain goats like to hang out on this trail. South of the ice rink is Illinois Creek and a trail along it that runs east and west and eventually connects with other trails. The opportunities for hiking and mountain biking are some of the most varied and continuous in the world. The free bus can carry bikes.
Placer Ridge Townhome Condos in Breckenridge, CO
- Number of Units: 11
- Acreage: 0 per unit; 0.71 acre of common land
- Size: Studio to 3 BR
- Size: 1 at 526 (deed restricted), 10 at 1,592 to 1,914 sq. ft.
- Year Built: 2004
Location of Placer Ridge Townhomes:
From the traffic circle on the north end of Breckenridge, take the Main Street exit and continue through town or take the main route along Park Avenue. At the Park Avenue stop light (you be at it either way you choose) continue south on Main Street to Ridge which comes in obliquely on the left. The Placer Ridge condos will be a block up Ridge and on your right. Parking is available on the street.
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