As Colorado's largest historic district, Breckenridge is a visual collage of Victorian gingerbread, old stone buildings and miner's cabins, surrounded by stunning peaks and the glitz of a big mountain ski resort. Founded in 1859 when gold was discovered along the Blue River, the town lived on, near ghost town status, long after the gold and silver played out. However, with the opening of Breckenridge Ski Resort in 1961, vibrant new economic life melded with the area's rich history to create the delightful town visitors and residents enjoy today. In winter, Breckenridge draws skiers from around the world to its famous vast and varied terrain. The resort and the town are equally popular in summer, when visitors enjoy endless options for outdoor adventure, as well the town's one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, spas, museums and wildly popular outdoor festivals. Breckenridge is located in Summit County, about an hour's drive west of Denver. Boasting four major ski areas, vast expanses of public land and several mountain ranges, it's no surprise that Summit County is known as "Colorado's Playground." Discriminating buyers looking to live here permanently or seasonally can start their dream home search with any of the experienced brokers based in FSIR's Breckenridge office, which also covers the history-rich adjoining Park County. This team knows its home turf - and where to find every gorgeous property listed in this majestic yet easily accessible part of Colorado.