Aspen dominates winter sporting activities when it comes to vacationing in Colorado. Just look at the many celebrities who flock there each year. But if you are serious about enjoying your winter sporting activities without the Aspen price tag, or if you would like to own home or land where property values are not plummeting with the rest of the country’s, then Breckenridge, Colorado is where you need to be. Consider these reasons why you need to visit Breckenridge today and hasty your chance at living a better life.
Breckenridge, Colorado is the new real estate treasure chest. Discovered in 1859 during the Colorado gold rush, Breckenridge, a charming, quiet town of about 3,182 residents nestled along the Colorado Rockies, is the best area to invest in real estate.
Not only is it surviving the crashing housing values plaguing America today, but according to Summit County Market Statistics issued by Land America, Breckenridge real estate is rising by leaps and bound every quarter; an astounding feat in the era of home foreclosures and property devaluation. The average cost of a single family home in the first quarter of 2007 was recorded at $934,120; by the second quarter the sales price had risen to $1,038,269. And it is only projected to get better, so residents can rest easy knowing their property value is appreciating by the quarter.
Long established as a hotspot for winter sports, many flock to Breckenridge each year to partake in some fun in the snow. And this fun in the snow is certainly cheaper than the cost of fun in Aspen. In Breckenridge you can hit the slopes skiing or snowboarding on world-famous mountains that attract some 32,000 tourists a year or you can sit back and simply relax if the thought of sliding down a mountain at warp speed is really not for you. Better yet, why not take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride with that special someone in your life or make it a family affair and bring the kids along?
But if the allure of real estate boom and winter sporting activities alone do not peak your interest, the Breckenridge social life certainly will.
Breckenridge boasts a rich social life that would stir envy in the hearts of many big-city dwellers. Nightlife serves up a gourmet feast that tantalizes your taste for Italian, Chinese, Swiss or whatever food you desire at Breckenridge’s 100 restaurants. Breckenridge also affords you the opportunity to mingle at nightclubs, lounges, pubs and sports bars that seem to pop up on every corner. There is never a dull moment to be had in Breckenridge even if you tried.
Breckenridge is certainly a year-round hotspot and while you are there you should do some shopping at the any of the town’s many boutiques or pop by one of the many luxurious, world-class spas they have for a day of pampering.
Residents and tourists who savor Breckenridge also enjoy fly fishing, kayaking, hot air ballooning, hut trips, and the Spring Massive Festival that runs April 1-22.
Or if golf is more your thing, you can tee off at the championship 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses in town.
A recreational center popular among residents offers tennis, basketball and many indoor sports.
But while Breckenridge is indeed a place to party, it’s also a serious place to settle down and live your life. Boasting a per capita income of just under $30,000, Breckenridge is among the best in the country. There are even many opportunities for employment as businesses here often find themselves short staffed in peak seasons.
Breckenridge averages 300 days of sunshine per year and gets as cold as 15 degrees on winter nights and as hot as 80 degrees on summer days and for a top winter spot that is pretty much as good as the weather can get!
But whatever the temperature is, Breckenridge is a great place to visit or own a home or land, so be sure to secure your piece of Breckenridge before the mad rush.