In 2007, vacant land appreciated the most - at 25 percent - out of all Summit County real estate. It jumped from $324,551 to $445,365. From 2005 to 2006, it increased from $302,841 to $324,551, and in 2004, Breckenridge land cost $247,401. As the years have passed, the number of days land sits on the market has decreased significantly, from an average of 418 days in 2005, to an average of 202 days in 2007. In 2007, land sold for 96% of its asking price. Read more
Most of Summit County is comprised of national forest. That means vacant private land is at a premium. This is especially true with Breckenridge real estate, where the town is close to reaching build-out.
Owning land provides a couple of different options. You can purchase it and hold onto it, watching it rise in value, then sell it, or you can build your dream home upon it. If you choose to build, you have the advantage of creating a home perfectly suited to you and your lifestyle. You design it; builders build it.
In Breckenridge, there are many options to choose from when purchasing vacant land depending on size and location.
If you're dreaming of a premium lot at the base of the ski area on Peak 7, there are still a few parcels available. These lots are close to the luxury condominiums at One Ski Hill Place and Crystal Peak Lodge, which is an upscale Vail Resorts development offering everything from spa service to movie rooms and fitness facilities. These lots are actually a steal considering a condo at one of the Vail Resorts developments on Peak 7 and 8.
Ski-in, ski-out lots on Peak 8 are the crown jewel of mountain living. They allow you to easily access the chairlifts outside your backyard, while still being close to the action of Main Street. Imagine owning one of the exclusive, custom-built homes that is sure to appreciate because of its prime location. Watching skiers and snowboarders right outside your window is sure to motivate you to get out and enjoy a bluebird or powder day on the slopes.
For the best of Breckenridge, consider an in-town lot, or one that's a short drive to the ski area - either way, you'll want to order extra-large windows for your new home to capture the breathtaking views of the ski area. A free shuttle transports you from town to the ski area, so you never have to get in your car and deal with parking. Plus, you can look out your window and know exactly how to dress for your day of skiing by viewing the mountain, and after a day on the slopes, you can relax with hot chocolate or a glass of wine in front of your custom-built rock fireplace.
Timber Trail subdivision is one of Breckenridge's premier subdivisions because you can ski right to your back door. The neighborhood is directly adjacent to Trygve's Run and Terrain Park. As you design your dream mountain retreat, make sure you include plenty of windows to capture the 360 degree views of the ski area and surrounding forest. Sunny, south-facing lots back to Timber Trail Ski Way. You'll be able to ski or walk to the new restaurants and shops that Peak 8 will be offering.
Lomax Estates is also a ski-in, ski-out real estate community. You can build your dream home on 0.5-0.6 acres of Breckenridge land that lies steps from Four O'Clock Run and Skiway Skyway, a skiers' bridge connecting the ski area with town developments. Some of the wooded lots back to open space, and all offer at least partial mountain views. Lomax Estates gives you the best of both worlds with private, wooded living near both the ski area and the action on Main Street.
Another ski-in, ski-out area you won't want to miss is Peak Eight Place. Imagine skiing right outside your custom home. Buy one of these single-family home sites, and you will own an exclusive home on Peak 8, near the new Peak 8 development.
Gold Flake subdivision offers some of the finest lots in Breckenridge. The subdivision is within walking distance to Breckenridge's bustling Main Street and is considered in-town living. The views of Breckenridge Ski Area themselves are worth the asking price. The lots provide secluded living nestled in the woods with breathtaking views of Breckenridge Ski Area and are located within an easy walk to Main Street.
Western Sky Ranch provides opportunities to own vacant land in a new upscale community that delivers soaring views of the Ten Mile Range. The neighborhood is only minutes from downtown Breckenridge and already has paved roads and buried utilities, which wind through spruce, aspen and fir trees. The lots are large, between 3.1 and 9.7 acres.
Lots on the Breckenridge golf course parcel sell for a premium, but what better place to build your home than amid manicured greens and mountain peaks. Summers will be your favorite season as you watch foxes trot along your deck or see the occasional moose as you step onto a dewy morning golf day. The Highlands at Breckenridge has a variety of neighborhood locations from which to choose (see Breckenridge golf properties).
Lots near Farmer's Korner are conveniently located between Breckenridge and Frisco. The location places you closer to Interstate 70 access, which takes you to Denver or Vail, and also situates you in-between two of the hottest towns in Summit County.
Lots south of Breckenridge, in Blue River, are more affordable because they are located higher in the mountains, a 5 to 20 minute drive from town (the farther you go from town, the higher the elevation). Another perk of buying in Blue River is that there is no transfer tax, which is a 1-2% savings.
The farthest subdivision in Blue River is Quandary Village, also known as Northstar Village. This area features outstanding mountain retreat home sites, many of which are adjacent to national forest, with towering pines, unobstructed mountain views of Quandary Peak and valley views of Goose Pasture Tarn.
Most lots are 0.5 acres, and most homes have two car garages to make winter living much easier. Imagine moving into a private neighborhood where most of the homes are upscale, featuring massive wood beams, oversized, hand-crafted log cabins, rock fireplaces, expansive windows and decks, top-of-the-line finishes and more than 3,000 square feet of living area. Some even have a custom media room, sauna, steam room and wine room!
Buying a lot in Blue River allows you to design your own cabin nestled in the woods or your contemporary mountain masterpiece so that you can snuggle in for the winter and enjoy the natural surroundings. Breckenridge land for sale.
McCullough Gulch Reserve is another subdivision in Blue River that offers serene river living at its finest. Majestic aspen and spruce trees surround the building envelopes in this neighborhood, and the national forest lies right outside your back door. The subdivision features a private paved road, a babbling brook and plenty of seclusion while still being close to town.
East of Breckenridge, higher in elevation, lies the Boreas Pass area. Some of the lots offer spectacular ski area views. Many high-end homes characterize the area.
One of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Boreas Pass area is the Ranch at Breckenridge. This private, gated subdivision is made up of larger parcels, many ranging from 5 to 12 acres, which provide unobstructed mountain views. You'll feel like you're on top of the world. Though the home sites are secluded, they are located close to the bus route for convenient access to town. The Ranch at Breckenridge Phase II is one property with 16 units of density allocated to it, along with water rights, and full of views and privacy.
There are all Breckenridge land for sale Colorado summit County.