Reasons to Live in a Resort Community

Living in a ski resort community offers many wonderful benefits, along with a few obstacles. Any obstacles you may encounter will be far outweighed by the benefits. One benefit is you will build closer relationships with others who have made the community their home, than you will find in most other communities. It’s easy to find someone to ski, hike, bike, kayak or raft as most people who live in a resort community have similar interests. Yes, we do have obstacles, higher home prices and a slightly higher cost of living to name just a couple. However, the natural beauty and adventure that you’ll find in our Resort Community, make this the perfect place to call home.

  • Great skiing. With 5 world-renowned ski resorts in our backyard, you can avoid the crowds during the week and slower periods, and be on the hill when skiing opens for the day.
  • Outdoor Activities Abound. Skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, rafting/kayaking, sailing, year-round fishing, sleigh rides, dogsledding and even kite boarding/skiing!
  • Active community. Ski towns are small towns and offer more chances to get involved in your community, politics, and events.
  • Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife. Often, restaurants, bars and clubs will offer “locals” prices and in the off-season, they usually offer 2 for 1’s.
  • Commute. If you live close enough, you can ski-in/ski-out, take the bus, and you’re not far from I-70 and and our other small mountain towns.
  • Easy to get to. Denver International Airport is only 70 miles from Summit County, and easier to get to than Vail/Beaver Creek, Aspen, Crested Butte & Telluride.
  • Great Investment. Although pricing in Summit County is higher than Denver, it’s a great opportunity to invest. And, if you’re not looking to live in Summit County full time, the rental market is a great up here!
  • Free Transportation. Summit County offers free transportation, which makes getting around the county and onto the hill easier.
  • Festivals. Throughout the year, Summit County has fun festivals, parades and fireworks. It’s a great way to get to know others in the community and enjoy some of the local offerings that you may not get to enjoy during high season.
  • Super active Senior Community.

Summit County is comprised of Breckenridge (including Blue River), Frisco, Dillon (including Summit Cove & Keystone) and Silverthorne (including Wildernest). Many of the surrounding communities outside Summit County also offer lots of activities and natural attractions, such as the Eagle & Colorado Rivers, with its abundant fly-fishing opportunities; Vail & Beaver Creek ski areas, just 30 minutes outside the county; Green Mountain Reservoir, about 20 minutes north of Silverthorne with great year-round fishing, boating and cross-country skiing opportunities; more than 10 Fourteeners within a 10-45 minutes drive of Summit County and many, many more!

Summit County offers a great mixture of both second home and primary residences. To get started on your home search, click here: http://www.freesummithomesearch.com.

Amy Smits, with Century 21 Gold, is your local Summit County real estate expert. She is ready to help you find your primary or second home residence. Call her today to find your new home. 970-418-0183.

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