Summit County Real Estate
Organized in 1861, Summit County is located adjacent to the Continental Divide about 60 miles west of Denver, with a total area of 619 square miles and a permanent population of 30,299 (as of 2015). Summit County is comprised of the towns of Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma, and Silverthorne as well as the areas of Copper Mountain, Heeney, Keystone, Mesa Cortina and Wildernest. About 80% of Summit County is composed of federal public land. It includes portions of the White River National Forest and the designated wilderness areas of Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Peak. Summit County also includes two lakes that serve as popular recreation areas, the Dillon Reservoir and Green Mountain Reservoir. Amongst Summit County's other stunning natural features are the mountain ranges known as the Gore Range and the Tenmile Range as well as tributaries like the Blue River, Snake River and Tenmile Creek.
Summit County is a high alpine environment with elevations that range from a low of 7,947 feet to a high of 14,270 feet. As a result, Summit County is home to four world-class ski areas, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Summit County features a wide range of outdoor activities, including biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, kayaking, rafting, snowshoeing and so many others. Getting around is easy via the Summit Stage, which offers free, year-round bus service throughout the county and serves about 1.75 million riders annually.
Wonderful educational opportunities abound here with six neighborhood elementary schools that feed into the Summit Middle School. In turn, the Summit High School and Snowy Peaks High School provide finishing four-year curriculum programs. As a private alternative, the Peak School also serves middle and high school grades. In addition, Summit County is home to Colorado Mountain College, which maintains campuses in both Breckenridge and Dillon.
Located centrally in Frisco, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center affords the region's highest level of emergency care, and, augmenting its services, it also serves as the mountain base for Flight for Life Colorado.
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