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Stone Creek Mortgage assists home buyers with mortgages. Seeking a mortgage lender licensed in Colorado and operating in Summit County? Stone Creek Mortgage is the right Colorado Loan originator to choose in Summit County. Summit County is home to the great foothills of Colorado.

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All about Summit County.

HISTORY

Summit County, Colorado was one of the seventeen original Colorado counties founded by the First Territorial Legislature in November 1861. The county was named for the many mountain summits surrounding the county.

Prospectors, explorers and mountain men came to the region in the 1800’s seeking their fortune and adventure. Gold and silver mining kept the area prosperous. As a result, small towns were established and schools were built.

The area of Summit County to the south includes Fremont Pass and Hoosier Pass, Breckinridge, Copper and the Blue River.

To the east is the Eisenhower Tunnel, completed in 1973. This tunnel is sixty miles west of Denver, Colorado on Interstate 70. The tunnel is the highest vehicular tunnel in the world, located at an elevation of 11,013 feet at the East Portal and 11,158 feet at the West Portal. It traverses through the Continental Divide at an average elevation of 11,112 feet and lies entirely within the Arapaho National Forest. The tunnel divides the two counties of Clear Creek County at the East portal and Summit County at the West portal.

The town of Heeney is located in the uppermost northern section of Summit County near Green Mountain Reservoir. The west or central area of Summit County includes Vail Pass, Vail, Dillon, Keystone, Dillon Reservoir, Silverthorne and Frisco.

Today, Summit County, Colorado is known for its excellent skiing, ski resorts, fishing, hunting and camping in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

 

STATISTICS

Summit County sits at 9,600 feet above sea level and is the 19 th most populous of the 64 counties in the State of Colorado. Located off Interstate 70, Summit County is approximately 75 miles west of Denver, Colorado. The total area of Summit County is 619 square miles of which 608 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water. The town of Breckenridge, Colorado is the county seat.

In 2005, the U S Census bureau estimated the county population was 24,892 people. There are approximately 9,120 households and 4,769 families residing in the county. The median income for a household in the county was $56,587 and the median income for a family was $66,914.

 

HOUSING

The most beautiful and exciting neighborhoods in Summit County is the Wildernest community. This one-of-a kind sub-division in Colorado is centrally located between the towns of Dillon and Silverthorne, Wildernest has affordable homes, town homes and condominiums to buy or rent all within a few minutes of great skiing and outdoor adventures in the National Forest land and mountains surrounding Summit County. In addition, all the conveniences of town are nearby such as dining and shopping as wells as endless hiking trails. Here you can view the spectacular Gore Range.

Other great neighborhoods include Doenz Place north west of the town of Heeney at 9,012 feet in elevation, Gold Hill in the town of Frisco at 9,347 feet in elevation, Slate Creek west of Breckinridge, Colorado at 8,205 feet in elevation and Tordal Estates at 10,653 feet in elevation near Breckenridge, Colorado.

If you are considering moving to Summit County, or refinancing a property in Summit County Colorado, Stone Creek Mortgage and home loans will help. As a direct mortgage lender and lender who has helped thousands of people since 1994 years with real estate loans for homes in Summit County. Even if you are unable to obtain conventional financing on a property in Summit County, Englewood can find the right financing for you. He has funded loans within 5 days of the initial request and finds the right and fairest solution for your home mortgage loan.

 

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS

Summit Historical Society located at 309 N. Main St. Breckenridge, Colorado, phone 970 453 9022, Web site www.summithistorical.orgdisplays 249 structures that are excellent representation of commercial (Main , Ridge & Lincoln) residential (Ridge, French, Harris & High) and religious (three nineteenth century churches) structures of the gold fever era. The facades include architectural examples of the Victorian age in the mining town revived as a resort/ski town.

Officers Gulchjust off Exit 198 on the east side of I-70 is not a rest stop for either law enforcement or military. Officers Gulch was named after a prospector who mined the Ten Mile Canyon area back in 1885. Officer and a Mr. Scott also owned a lumber mill in Frisco. The wooden tower with an ore tram stood near the east side of the I-70 intersection, delivering ore from the Monroe Mine high above the rail stop at Officers Gulch. Remains of four huts are still here and in good shape. A small, clean and picturesque lake with a tiny island at one end lies at the base of a mountain on the west side of I-70 at Officers Gulch. This lake is a popular fishing destination. A trail goes around the water, hugging the shore and meandering off in the trees. Here you can see ruins of two-room cabins.

Montezuma Schoolhouse is located on the hillside east of Main Street in Montezuma. At 10,400 feet, the Montezuma Schoolhouse is one of the highest school buildings in the nation. This larger structure opened in 1884 has a belfry, bell and entry hall.

The Summit County Courthouse is located at 208 Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge, Colorado phone 970 453 3480 is between Ridge and French Streets. This stately courthouse is reminiscent of the Colonial Revival-style county courthouse. The sandstone steps and double glass doors leads you into a magnificent interior showcasing an octagonal main-floor hall with magnificent golden-oak staircase, custom-crafted woodwork and high ceiling with a spectacular chandelier. Hanging on all hallway and office walls are photos of historic sites and county “pioneers.” The favorite and largest room is upstairs and is the current BOCC Room that originally was the district courtroom. You’ll marvel at the “clusters of globes” hanging from the beautiful pressed-tin ceiling. Eight gorgeous windows let in plenty of light. The lower floor originally housed a one-cell jail and an apartment for the building’s custodian and his family. Now the only sign of a jail is the peephole through which jailers could see inmates.

Frisco Historic Park located at 120 East Main Street, Frisco, Colorado, phone 970 668 3428 takes you back to the 1800’s in the town of Frisco. Enjoy the experience of visiting ten historic buildings – a school, a jail, a chapel, three cabins and four houses – as well as a new gazebo.

 

PARKS SYSTEM

White River National Forest is approximately 75% of Summit County and offers endless recreational opportunities year-round from easy strolls on paved recreation paths to challenging double diamond ski runs. The White River National Forest is the most visited recreational forest in the nation with over 9.6 million people visiting the area. This is more visitors than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Parks combined. Elevations ranging from a high of 14,265 feet on Quandary Peak in the south to a low of 8,000 feet at Green Mountain Reservoir in the north, you’ll find exciting outdoor adventures.

Dillon Reservoir is located off Interstate 70 at the Silverthorne exit. The reservoir was completed in September 1963 and is the largest water storage facility in the Denver Water system. Building the dam required relocating the entire town of Dillon, Colorado and a hydroelectric plant. The project diverts water from the Blue River Basin through the Harold D. Roberts Tunnel under the Continental Divide, into the South Platte River Basin. Dillon Dam is an earth-fill dam, 5,888 feet long by 231 feet above the Blue River streambed. Dillon Reservoir’s surface area of 3,233 acres and 26.8 miles of shoreline support many recreational activities from boating, sailing to fishing. Several overlooks are available around Dillon reservoir to view the dramatic backdrop of the Gore, Williams Fork and Ten Mile mountain ranges.

Vail Pass National Recreation Trail is a designated National Scenic Trail offering many panoramic views of the Gore Range. Vail Pass Trail links to Ten Mile Canyon Trail at Copper Mountain. The trail is paved and approximately seven feet wide and is designed for multipurpose recreation including family activities, running and bicycling. It also serves as an access point for anglers and hunters.

The Golden Horseshoe is an 8,600-acre area northeast of the town of Breckenridge in unincorporated Summit County. Since 1997, the town of Breckenridge and Summit County Government acquired over 2,500 acres of private mining claims in the Golden Horseshoe including the B&B Mines. Part of the White River National Forest, the area’s natural and recreational resources and backcountry experience is an enjoyable outdoor adventure.

Summit County Recreational PathwaySystem is 55 miles of asphalt, non-motorizing pathway connecting towns and resorts throughout Summit County. The Summit County system is connected to Eagle County via Vail Pass. Summit County, towns of Breckinridge, Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne manage the pathway system.

Copper Creek Golf Club in Copper Mountainofferscasual golfing experience. The course is a traditional 18 hole course that is good for novices as wells as more advanced players. The front nine offer spectacular views of the Ten Mile Range and is easy to play, while the back nine is situated on narrow strips of the forest and between the remains of Wheeler Junction.

Jack Nicklaus designedthe Breckenridge Golf Course and Club. This 27 hole course has the original 18 holes that are a mix of mountain golfing on a Lynx style course. The newer Elk 9 offer more dramatic elevations changes, making walking a little tougher and golf a real workout.

 

SCHOOLS

Summit School District serves more than 3,000 students in the schools in Summit County.

Summit High School located at 16201 Highway 9, Breckenridge, Colorado, phone 970 547 9311 has 897 students in grades 9 through 12.

Summit Middle School located at School Road , Frisco, Colorado , phone 970 668 5037 has 648 students in grades 6 through 8.

Summit County area also has the following elementary schools:

Breckenridge Elementary School
312 Harris Street,
Breckenridge , Colorado 80424
Phone 970 453 2845

Dillon Valley Elementary School
180 Deer Path Road
Dillon , Colorado 80435
Phone 970 468 6836

Frisco Elementary School
800 8 th Street
Frisco , Colorado 80443
Phone 970 668 3282

Silverthorne Elementary School
101 Hamilton Creek
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498
Phone 970 468 6700

Summit Cove Elementary School
727 Cove Blvd.
Dillon, Colorado 80435
Phone 970 513 9130

Upper Blue Elementary School
1200 Airport Road
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Phone: 970 547 9130

 

TOP BANKS

Wells Fargo- Dillon 
302 Highway 6,
Dillon, Colorado 80435
Phone: 970 468 7929

Wells Fargo- Breckenridge 
400 N Park Avenue,
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Phone: 970 547 2222

Wells Fargo –Frisco 
842 N Summit Blvd
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Phone: 970 668 8080

First Bank -Silverthorne 
160 US Highway 6
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498
Phone: 970 468 8000

First Bank – Breckenridge 
200 Ski Hill Rd
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Phone: 970 453 1000

First Bank – Frisco 
960 N Ten Mile Drive
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Phone: 970 668 3600

Bank of the West 
1000 N Summit Blvd
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Phone: 970 668 3333

Bank of the West 
106 N French Street
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Phone: 970 453 2521

Bank of the West 
264 Adams Avenue
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498
Phone: 970 468 2321

 

TOP EMPLOYERS

Summit County Government located at 208 E. Lincoln Avenue, Breckenridge, Colorado is one of Summit County’s largest employers. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions are available.

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center located in Frisco, Colorado provides health care services to Summit County residents and surrounding area as a 24-hour emergency facility. This 25-bed, full-service hospital also includes a Level III trauma unit.

Aeroteck E&E located in Frisco, Colorado is a Civil and Structural Consulting Engineering company providing services to a wide range of clients.

Vail Ski Resort (Web site http://www.vail.com/) offers the best employment for those of you who are avid skiers and snowboarders or just love the outdoor life. With 5,289 skiable acres, 33 lifts, 193 marked trails on three faces: the front side, the back bowls, and Blue Sky Basin, this is truly a skier’s dream job. Summertime brings outdoor activities such as fishing, rafting, hiking, jeep tours and more.

Beaver Run Resort located at 620 Village Road , Breckenridge, Colorado is a one of the premier ski and resort communities offering employment in the ski industry, lodging and restaurant industry.

 

LINKS

Xcel Energy
24-hour Electric and Gas Emergency Contacts:
Electric Emergency/Power Outage 
1-800-895-4999
Web site: http://www.xcelenergy.com/

Propane Services

Ferrellgas AmeriGas 
Phone: 970 668 3626 Phone: 970 453 2903
1-877-564-1031

Qwest – Telephone Service 
Home Line: 1-800-244-1111
Business Line: 1-800-603-6000
www.qwest.com

Cable – Comcast
Phone: 970 468 2669
www.comcast.com

DirecTv – Satellite TV 
Phone: 970 513 6711
www.directtv.com

Summit County Sheriffs Office 
501 North Park Avenue
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Phone: 970 453 2232 |
Web site: http://www.co.summit.co.us/index.aspx?nid=109

Summit County Government Offices 
208 E. Lincoln Avenue
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Web site: http://www.co.summit.co.us

 

SHOPPING MALLS

Outlets at Silverthorne (Web sitehttp://www.beavercreekmountainlodging.com/) are just a quick 30-minute drive east of Vail, Colorado. Come and enjoy a shopping extravaganza for shoppers who love to find great bargains at name-brand outlet stores in a village style setting. Stores include Nike, Gap, Pendleton, Wilsons Leather, Le Creuset, Jockey, Coldwater Creek, Columbia Sportswear and much more.

Park Plaza at Beaver Creek (Web sitehttp://www.eastwestbeavercreek.com/) located at 46 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, CO just minutes from Vail. With more than 50 shops and galleries and 20 restaurants and bars, this is a shopping adventure of a lifetime. From Western art galleries and fine jewelry to technical clothing and the finest cashmere, you’ll enjoy a leisurely and pleasant stroll on this pedestrian-only outdoor shopping area.

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