Breckenridge Information

BRECKENRIDGE INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 29.4 years

Business
Summit County Chamber of Commerce www.summitchamber.org 
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments http://nwc.cog.co.us/ 
Comprehensive Summit County Statistics http://nwc.cog.co.us/

County
Summit

Downtown
The Breckenridge real estate area is located in a U-shaped valley on the western slope of the Continental Divide. The quaint Victorian town is 147-years old. As one of the nation's premier year-round resorts, Breckenridge offers an incredible selection of activities. Whether you desire fresh air and sunshine, playing hard and breaking sweat, or the pursuit of fine art, music and a scrumptuous meal, this historic mining town offers it all. The quaint downtown district has several historic buildings, and many trendy shops.

Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
FRISCO
Summit County Commons Building, 0037 Summit County Rd. 1005, 80443
(970) 668-5015
M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
www.mv.state.co.us

Elevation
9,603 feet
Summit- 12,998 feet

Government
Mayor and Town Council

History
Breckenridge is a 147-year old municipality in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.

Breckenridge Homes Information

Summit County is in the top 1% of U.S. counties in personal income (2002), in adults with bachelor's degree or more. 
Median Household Income: $43,938 
Median Price Asked for Breckenridge Homes: $625,000

Hospitals/Healthcare
Vail Valley Medical Center (30 miles; Vail, CO)
St. Vincent General Hospital District (36 miles; Leadville, CO)
Kremmling Memorial Hospital District (50 miles; Kremmling, CO)

Safety and Law Enforcement
Breckenridge Police Department:
150 Skill Hill Road
970-453-2941

Main Post Office
305 S. Ridge Rd
Breckenridge
www.usps.com

Major Employers
Keystone Ski Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort

Newspapers
Summit Daily News www.summitdaily.com

Library Facilities
Summit County Library South 
504 Airport Rd
Breckenridge, CO
(970) 453-6098
www.co.summit.co.us

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver
Breckenridge is 86 miles west of Denver.

Places of Interest
The Breckenridge Theatre
Breckenridge Riverwalk and The Riverwalk Center
The Arts District of Breckenridge
Stephen C. West Ice Arena
Gold Run Nordic Ski Center
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Whitewater Kayak Park

Population
3,253 residents, with the peak population that includes day visitors, day skiers, overnight guests, and second homeowners, estimated to exceed 30,000 on a busy day.

Recreation

Breckenridge is the only municipality in the world to own a Jack Nicklaus designed 27-hole golf course. It is situated in a beautiful mountain valley, with its clubhouse at an elevation of 9,324 feet. At this elevation, the ball flies further and straighter than at lower elevations because of reduced air resistance.

South District is located in the Southeast corridor of metro Denver. Its boundaries include Washington Park, Bonnie Brae, Belcaro, Cook, Ash Grove Park, Frances W. Jacobs Park, City of Potenza Park, and the Baker neighborhoods. Washington Park is the largest park in this district and is over 100 years old. It hosts over 250 picnic permits per year and has many unique features such as a 2.6-mile jogging path, the busiest recreation center in Denver and 2 of the most flamboyant flower gardens in Denver. It has several soccer fields, 2 playgrounds (1 handicap accessible), 1 basketball and roller blade court, 1 horseshoe court, 10 tennis courts and a lawn bowling green and 2 lakes.

There is a whitewater kayak park in the Blue River located near the Town Recreation Center that provides boaters an opportunity to learn kayaking skills in a convenient and safe location. The 1800-foot park is the longest in the state and includes 15 water features to challenge boaters of all levels.

Parks in Breckenridge include Carter Park and Kingdom Park, both with a variety of outdoor facilities and pavilions. There are 9 town trails.

The Blue River Bikeway connects Breckenridge to Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne and Keystone, as well as to Copper Mountain through the Ten-Mile Canyon and to Vail over Vail Pass. Approximately 50 miles of paved bike paths meander through Summit County.

There is a mountain bike Freeride Park on Four O'clock Trail with 10 features from raised ramps and teeter-totters to log rides and jumps.

Recreation Centers
The Breckenridge Recreation Center
880 Airport Road on the north end of town. 
970-453-1734

The Breckenridge Recreation Center is an award-winning 76,000 sq. ft. facility offering fitness and wellness programs, open gymnasium, indoor tennis courts, lap and leisure pools, a water slide, racquetball courts, indoor track and more. The swimming program includes lap swim, fee swim, rope swing and open kayak. The center also has a dance studio and climbing wall.

Sales Tax
8.15 %

Shopping Centers
Outlets at Silverthorne www.outletsatsilverthorne.com

Size
4.7 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Breckenridge is in the Summit County School District. It has 2 public elementary schools: Breckenridge Elementary and Upper Blue Elementary. Summit Middle School and Summit High School are in Frisco.

Utility Companies and contact info
Timberline Disposal Inc. 800-787-5137
Town of Breckenridge, Water Division 970-453-3173

Information Sources
www.townofbreckenridge.com
2005 Town of Breckenridge Overview
The Summit Chamber www.summitchamber.org
Summit County Chamber of Commerce www.summitchamber.org
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments http://nwc.cog.co.us/
Comprehensive Summit County Statistics http://nwc.cog.co.us/

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