Breckenridge

An eclectic mountain destination popular with visitors from around the world

Welcome to Breckenridge

An eclectic mountain destination popular with visitors from around the world

Breckenridge is tucked away deep in the Rocky Mountains, just outside Denver, Colorado. Known for its world-class mountain sports, Breckenridge is a historic mountain town with the perfect mix of old-world charm and modern-day luxury. Established in 1859, Breckenridge’s downtown area is filled with perfectly preserved Victorian-style buildings that celebrate the casual elegance of the town. 

Although Breckenridge is a world-famous tourist destination, locals still pride themselves on having a small-town feeling. Residents know each other’s names, and a comfortable charm makes Breckenridge feel cozy and humble. 

What to Love

  • Year-round festivals and events
  • Fantastic shopping and dining options
  • World-class ski and snowboard destination
  • Charming, Victorian-style Main Street

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Breckenridge celebrates the outdoors. Although Breckenridge is obviously known for its incredible winter sports, like skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating, there’s year-round adventure here in the mountains. Residents enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, climbing, mountain biking, and more. The mountain resort also offers amazing festivals and special events with live music and fun for the whole family throughout the entire year.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Breckenridge is filled with amazing options for shopping and dining. Rootstalk Breckenridge is an esteemed dining option that celebrates the local produce of Colorado. Known for its seasonal menu and fresh ingredients, Rootstalk is a favorite among guests and locals. If you’re in the mood for an apres ski cocktail, Breckenridge Distillery has you covered. Their award-winning whiskey and bourbon selection is brewed in-house and complements a new American menu.

When the snow starts to fall, the perfect pick-me-up is a warm, steaming bowl of soup. Soupz On offers inventive soups, as well as sandwiches and salads for a light lunch.
 
Bjorn’s Colorado Honey is a locally owned shop that elevates locally sourced honey and beeswax. The shop has a perfectly curated selection of gifts, from sweet, sticky honey to beeswax candles and other products.

Marigold’s Farmhouse Funk & Junk has the best accessories for curating the perfect Colorado farmhouse look. This gift shop offers vintage finds, funky accessories, and housewares that make the perfect gift.

Things to Do

Breckenridge is filled with things to do all year round. In the winter, the Breckenridge Ski Resort offers the best terrain in the world. With steep blue and black diamond trails, soft rolling groomed greens, and high alpine backcountry runs, there’s something for every winter sports enthusiast here. The resort also hosts the International Snow Sculpture Championship at the Riverwalk Center, which brings international artists to create a sparkling winter wonderland filled with ice sculptures, live music, food, and drinks.

In the summer, the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts spends ten days celebrating local and national artists with screenings of films, live performances, music, and the best food and drink. Another great way to spend the summer months is the Breck Epic Mountain Bike Race. Whether you are racing or spectating, this adrenaline-packed event is not to be missed.

Isak Heartstone is a famous sculpture depicting the Breckenridge Troll. This monumental sculpture can be found along the Trollstigen Trail, a gentle one-mile trail that directs visitors to Isak Heartstone.

A relaxing afternoon can be spent at the Breckenridge Golf Course. Featuring 27 holes and a beautiful clubhouse with stunning mountain views, Breckenridge Golf Course is the perfect spot to relax with friends and enjoy the Colorado sunshine.

Schools

Breckenridge families are served by the Summit School District RE-1 as well as post-secondary options.

 

Overview for Breckenridge, CO

10,862 people live in Breckenridge, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $48,124. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,862

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,124

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Breckenridge, CO

Breckenridge has 3,727 households, with an average household size of 2.88. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Breckenridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,862 people call Breckenridge home. The population density is 86.27 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,862

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

51.25 / 48.75%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,727

Total Households

2.88

Average Household Size

$48,124

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Breckenridge, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Breckenridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Upper Blue Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Breckenridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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