Found 63 blog entries tagged as Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is proud to bring back the Porch Series! This year, the National Repertory Orchestra once again graces our front porch with four summer dates. The first two have been incredible afternoons with the musician’s serenade in our fantastic location on Main Street. Please join us and enjoy the orchestra’s incredible gift of music for the two remaining dates: Wednesday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 27th from 4-5pm.

The Porch Series continues Breckenridge Associates Real Estate’s long-standing commitment to celebrate the vitality of our community through the arts.

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Main Street comes alive at 9:30 am with 800+ participants in the Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race speeding by for a rowdy sendoff from the crowd before they hit the trails for their 50-mile ride. Cheer on athletes in the Pro, Elite, Amateur and Single-Speed divisions. (We’ve even seen teams on tandem bikes compete!)
The parade begins immediately following the last wave of riders. Enjoy the floats, horses and marching bands and sing along to the patriotic tunes of the Big Red Bus!

Here’s the complete schedule:
Independence Day 10K Trail Run - 7:00 am
Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race - 9:30 am
Main Street Parade - 10:00 am
Surfin’ USA Activities and Music at the Arts District - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Reading of the Declaration of Independence – 12 noon

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This highly desirable corner unit at Park Place condominium boasts 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, an open kitchen with bar seating, spacious dining area and a large living area with roaring gas fireplace. Windows across the east wall allow morning light to pour in. Private balcony with grill and log patio chairs overlooks charming Breckenridge and majestic Baldy Mountain. Plenty of surface and sheltered parking onsite plus community hot tubs and use of the Upper Village swimming pool and facilities. Premier Breckenridge location with just a short walk to load the Snowflake chairlift during ski season or Main Street’s shops and restaurants year-round.  $1,150,000

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Home water monitoring devices may be something to consider if you own a property that you do not live in full time. A friend with a second home here in Breckenridge was recently alerted by his “SimpliSafe” water monitoring system that there was a water leak in his home. He asked the property manager to check on it and they were able to stop the leak quickly. Without the notification from his SimpliSafe, the results could have been disastrous! Flood damage is the most common home insurance claim and one of the most expensive. Smart water monitors were created to prevent these very situations.

There are a variety of sensors on the market. Take a look and see if there’s a product that could help you in this same situation.

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Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is a Silverthorne-based nonprofit organization that ensures that our National Forest is not negatively impacted by its immense popularity here in Summit County. FDRD partners with the US Forest Service and many, many volunteers to sustain the local forest and enhance the recreational experience for all users. In their 15-year history the organization has grown to a team of four full time staff, two summer seasonal staff and over 1,000 dedicated volunteers.

With more than 60 projects planned every calendar year, the group’s active volunteers contribute thousands of hours maintaining and improving trails, planting trees, pulling invasive weeds, educating visitors and offering extensive youth programming.

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The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance wants to teach you something about the town you love! This local nonprofit offers walking, hiking and snowshoeing tours around Breckenridge nearly every day of the week. The Heritage Alliance’s NINE incredible local museums are free! Explore local wildlife in the home of Edwin Carter, a miner-turned-environmentalist with his taxidermy specimens that cover the walls. Tag along on the Haunted Tour or Swinging Doors Saloon Tour to learn about the colorful local characters of the 1880’s and those who still grace us with their time in area homes and bars. Stop into the Fire House, Railroad and Ski museums to get a glimpse of our rough and tumble roots here in Summit. No time to get to Breckenridge? No problem! Read through…

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“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” - John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

Now is the time to plan your summer climbs! How many of Colorado’s fourteen-thousand-foot peaks have you tackled? It’s important to plan in advance so you are certain to get up and down before the afternoon clouds roll in. There is some great information online about selecting the right climb. Also, the Next Page bookstore on Frisco’s Main Street sells some good local hiking guidebooks.

If your sights are set on Quandary Peak, be sure to visit for updated information on trailhead parking reservations. A new system was implemented last summer and parking is now…

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Summit County is home to some of the most active Senior Citizens you will ever meet and Summit Seniors has been connecting those folks within our community for more than 40 years. This amazing group supports the health and well-being of seniors by offering dozens of activities, events and social gatherings every month. Summit Seniors fosters community for people looking for friends, new hobbies and fun adventures. They offer indoor activities like card groups, exercise classes, theme dinners, craft workshops and support sessions plus outdoor activities like golf, hiking and skiing clubs. Additionally, Summit Seniors is a hub for volunteering throughout the county. This group is unbelievably well connected! They serve countless hours delivering meals on…

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A Breckenridge Spring Tradition will take place again on April 16. The Imperial Challenge is equal parts grueling and fun. This pseudo triathlon pits competitors against each other on a bike ride or run up the roads twisting through the Peak 7 neighborhood, then up the snow from the base of Peak 8, past the T Bar, to the tippy top of the Imperial Chairlift. Once participants summit, it’s a race back down to the base of the Independence Super Chair at Peak 7. Categories vary from ultralight SkiMo gear to more traditional AT gear to running cleats, snowboards or snowshoes. Two-person relay teams can also enter the fun! Completion of this event earns a person some serious bragging rights. All the information is online at

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I am sure you have heard about the real estate market here in Breckenridge from a myriad of sources. I have to say, in the 25 years of being in the real estate business here, I have not seen this situation happen before.

Currently, there are just 39 properties for sale in the Breckenridge area, with only 26 listed below $4 million and only 3 below $1 million! The total for all areas, including Park and Grand County, is only 149 listings for sale.
To put this in perspective, in March 2014 there were 556 listings for sale in Breckenridge and 1,690 for all areas. Remember, maximum inventory count usually occurs at the end of June.

One of the best investments to hold during inflationary periods is real estate, so if you currently own in Summit County,…

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