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Best Reasons to Live in Summit County

Best Reasons to Live in Summit County

Posted by admin on December 27, 2018

Summit County has become one of the most desirable places to live throughout the state of Colorado. It’s a beautiful area, full of charming mountain neighborhoods, from Trappers Glen to Hamilton Peak, that has a wonderful mix of stunning natural beauty and urban development. Here are some of the best reasons to buy a home and live in Summit County.

Some of the Best Skiing in the State

First of all, the reason that people come to Breckenridge, Frisco, and the Summit County area is because of the incredible ski resorts in the area. Some of the major resorts are Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort, Breckenridge Ski Resort, and Arapahoe Basin. Oftentimes, these resorts are open deep into spring, which means the ski season is very long in Summit County, frequently running from October through June/July. Plus Vail and Beaver Creek are a short drive over Vail Pass.

Gorgeous Scenery

The best and cheapest thing to do in Summit County happens to be the same thing, and that’s to simply take a hike and enjoy the amazing natural beauty that fills our senses in this part of the state. Striking mountain vistas, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, rock formations, and woodland areas can be found in every direction, whether you're in Peak Ten Bluffs or by Angler Mountain Ranch.

It’s Good for Your Health Here

According to a 2014 report by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Summit County has the highest life expectancy in the United States at 86.83 years. There are several factors contributing to this. First of all, Summit County’s population has a relatively high education level and has good access to healthcare. The main factor, though, probably has to do with the high rate of physical activity, due to the many outdoor recreational activities in the area, which also gives Summit County the lowest obesity rate in the country. Clean water and clean air doesn't hurt either!

Fly Fishing

If you’re a resident of Colorado and into fly fishing, then you’ve no doubt heard of Ten Mile Creek, which runs along I-70 from Copper Mountain all the way to Frisco. It is the perfect place to spend a day fly fishing alone or with family and friends, and is easily accessible. This is just one of the amazing fly fishing spots in Summit County. Blue River is gold ribbon water, the Dillon Reservoir offers fishing from pontoon or sailboats, and the Colorado River is nearby as well. 

Close to Denver

Lastly, if you want all the benefits of mountain town living, but still want to be somewhat close to a larger city for work and recreation purposes, then Summit County is where you can have your cake and eat it too. A 90-minute drive from the middle of Summit County takes you right into the heart of Denver, or even to Denver International Airport. Denver offers world-class dining, shopping, arts and culture, and major sports franchises including the Denver Broncos, the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Rockies, and the Avalanche hockey team. 

What Our Clients Have to Say

"We entrusted Kouri to handle 3 real estate transactions for us over the past 10 years. She has been in the area since the late 1970s, so she has tremendous familiarity with Summit County properties, both as they exist today and their history of development. Kouri complements her familiarity with Summit County with great competency that, for us, translated into savings in our pocket. She readily puts her tireless energy at work for her clients, which of course helped to build a long-term relationship with us and repeat business without hesitation. She's the best in Summit County!"  -User 0571849 via Zillow.com

 

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