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Living in Breckenridge

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The Town of Breckenridge is located 9,603 feet above sea level in a U-shaped valley on the western slope of the Continental Divide. Established in 1859, the Town has survived and thrived throughout history and now boasts world-class amenities for residents and visitors alike.  Your day can be filled with everything from a class in the Arts District, to a yoga class at our Recreation Center, to a ski at the Gold Run Nordic Center, to a concert at the Riverwalk Center, to a game of hockey at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena - the possibilities are endless.   Of course, the Breckenridge Ski Resort continues to be one of the most visited amenities in Breckenridge.  But summer is not to be forgotten.  Locals always say, "I came for the winters and stayed for the summers."  A Town employee plants flowers in early summer 
The Town also proactively supports the needs of residents through an affordable housing program and support of childcare facilities.  And the Open Space and Trails programs in Breckenridge provide unparalleled access to the natural beauty of Breckenridge year-round.  Breckenridge has two elementary schools and multiple childcare facilities.  It is still a small Town, but with big town amenities!

There are 5.3 square miles within the town boundary. Please see the Town Map here.  Although the Town is home to a permanent population of only approximately 4,500 residents, the peak population that includes day visitors, day skiers, overnight guests, and second homeowners, is estimated to exceed 39,000 on a busy day.  


Breckenridge Quick Facts:


Restaurants and Bars – 76
Shops/Boutiques – 203
Liquor/Grocery Stores – 11
Historic District Structures – 249
Hotels/Inns/Bed & Breakfasts – 494
Condo Units – 2,583
Parks – 3 parks, 1 preserve
Nordic Centers – 2 Autumn in the Blue River Plaza
Skating Rinks – 1 indoor, 1 outdoor (covered)
Golf Course – 1 public (27-holes)
Tennis Courts – 2 indoor / 12 outdoor summer
Museums/Art Galleries – 18
Libraries – 1
Churches – 6
Fitness Facilities – 3
Whitewater Kayak Park – 1
Ball Fields -2
Soccer Fields – 2
Performing Arts Amphitheater – 1 (Riverwalk Center)
Daycare Centers – 4
Public Parking Lots – 13

Average Temperatures:

70 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) daytime
50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) nighttime

28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius) daytime
15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius) nighttime

Weather Averages per Year :

Humidity – 30 percent
Days of Sunshine – 300
Inches of Snow – 300

Town Size:

3,690 acres/5.5 square miles
7 miles long/2 miles wide
2,200 Developed Acres
1,100 Undeveloped Acres
536 acres of town-owned land set aside for open space
41 acres of community parks

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