Town of Breckenridge, Breckenridge Real Estate
Gold is discovered along the Blue River and a base camp, later to be known as Breckenridge, is established. While none of this base camp remains today, Breckenridge does contain more than 350 historic structures, making it the largest historic district in the state of Colorado.
The Gold Pan Saloon is established as a rough-and-ready bar for the miners. Today, the Gold Pan is still in business and located at 103 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, and stands proud as the oldest continuously operated bar West of the Mississippi.
Father John L. Dyer, the "Snowshoe itinerant Preacher" founds his Methodist Church Breckenridge. Dyer spends winters on his twelve-foot-long wooden skis, traveling between mining camps to preach. The church he founded is still holding services and is located at 310 Wellington.
December 16, 1961-
The Breckenridge Ski Area officially opens with one Heron double chairlift and a short T-bar. Almost 17,000 skiers visits were recorded that first season, despite the fact that Interstate 70 was still not complete to Summit County.
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT TURNS "50"
Breckenridge turns 50 on opening day, Nov. 11, 2011. Breckenridge’s Golden season will continue to bring signature events like the Nike 6.0 Winter Dew Tour stop in December, Ullr Fest and the International Snow Sculpture Championships in January, and the new Spring Fever Festival in April. In addition, 50th anniversary celebrations, promotions and fun will abound all season long. Visit www.breckenridge.com for the latest on Breckenridge’s 50th Anniversary Season and more.
Breckenridge Colorado maintains the feel of a historic mining town while offering resort-like amenities and breathtaking Breckenridge real estate opportunities designed by nature to fit every lifestyle. More than 4,000 people call Breckenridge home even though thousands more visit the region to ski, snowboard and enjoy other winter activities. Other pastimes such as hiking, biking and golfing are popular with amateurs and experts alike during the gorgeous summer months.
Breckenridge real estate offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to finding the right property. Luxury homes, mountain cabins, townhomes, condos and acreage are available for homebuyers looking to settle in this wonderful mountain town. To buy or sell in the Breckenridge Real Estate area or any other area in Summit County, contact the experienced real estate professionals at Ten Peaks Sotheby's International Realty.