Listing the five top reasons to move to Breckenridge, Colorado can be incredibly difficult. If you were to take a sightseeing walk down Main Street starting from Daylight Donuts at the north end of town and kept walking until you reached the Quandry Grill at Main Street Station on the south end of town, you would see and experience for yourself many of the reasons that people have found when they decide to live full time in Breckenridge, Colorado. You could only begin to make your own list of the reasons supporting a decision to live in Breckenridge, Colorado. Each person that you met on your walk would most likely give you a different and equally valid list.
Here’s just one list of five reasons to live in Breckenridge.
It’s impossible to walk down Main Street from the north to the south, through the main business district without being in awe of the scenery. In Breckenridge, you are in the middle of one of the most scenic stretches of the Rocky Mountains. The Blue River flowing through the area underscores the beauty of the mountains. This scenery stands on its own and it is the background for everything Breck.
Against the background of the mountains, the Town of Breckenridge celebrates every chance it gets. Ullr Fest is bonfires and parades on a snowy day in January. The Fourth of July welcomes in the best part of summer. Octoberfest is a tradition everyone takes seriously. The Santa Claus Race highlights the lighting of the Christmas Tree and the opening of the holiday seasons. These are just a few of celebrations and street parties that contribute to the rich fabric that is Breckenridge.
Fantastic local residents who love their town
The local year-round population in Breckenridge is there because they love the town, the mountains, and the people. Almost everyone in town has come from a different part of the country or the world. Those who come to live in Breck do so because of their love of the mountains, the town, and the people there. They’ll greet friends and visitors alike with a warm hello and a smile.
You just can’t beat an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. In the summer, brief afternoon rainstorms are almost always followed by rainbows. In the winter months, an average snowfall of 300 inches means snow is plentiful. Playing in the powder is just one way of enjoying the outdoors. No matter what time of the year you’d be visiting Breckenridge, though, remember your sunscreen, a hat, and your hiking shoes.
While there aren’t any outstanding buildings that were designed by world-renown architects, Breckenridge is a treasure trove of buildings with a Victorian heritage. Much of the Breckenridge downtown area is designated as a National Historic District with over two hundred buildings of note. Valley Brook Cemetery contains gravesites that date back to the founding of the town in 1859 and is noted for the
The Breckenridge of today is markedly different from the mining town of the 1890s. The background of the Rocky Mountains is a constant that shelters a thriving community with modern amenities. All in all, Breckenridge is the most unique place in which to live.
When you do have an opportunity to visit Breckenridge, you’ll find a mix of the old and the new. There’s much more to see than you might imagine. Here history can come alive for you. Stay awhile and write your own “to do and see” list for Breckenridge and the Blue River.