9 Reasons to Move to Summit County
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Apr 6, 2018 // Miriam Nichols
9 Reasons to Move to Summit County

Summit County is the kind of place that you’ll never find yourself bored in. It boasts incredible views, a lively downtown area, extensive cuisine choices, and a billion beautiful spots for the adventurous soul to explore. Here is a list of just a few reasons that Summit County is the best place to be:

1. A Nature Lover’s Paradise

From hiking to biking to fishing to skiing to climbing to camping, Summit County is the place for it all! Most famously known for it’s skiing, Summit County is home to 4 incredible ski resorts, all within close proximity to one another. Winter is definitely not the only season that it shines though. Regardless of the time of year, there is always a new outdoor adventure to be had. Nicknamed “Colorado’s Playground”, Summit County features an endless supply of trails to hike and mountain bike, beautiful camping locations, abundant fishing spots, bike trails with a mountain view, and so much more.

2.  Endless Dining Selection 

All that hiking is bound to work up an appetite! Luckily, Summit county features an abundance of excellent restaurants. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, a juicy burger, a classy brunch or a late night bite, there’s definitely no shortage of places to go. Check out the Summit County Dining Guide for more information.

3. Live Music Every Day

The music scene here is anything but small. No matter what day of the week it is, you’re guaranteed to find live music to your liking at numerous locations around Breckenridge or Frisco.

4. Festivals Every Weekend

The weekends in Summit County are jam packed with festivities. The summers in particular are known for the variety of food and beverage festivals. A few local favorites are the Bacon and Bourbon Festival, Wine and Jazz Festival, and Mac and Cheese Fest!

5. Lively Night Life

In Summit County you have the advantage of living a relaxing mountain lifestyle while maintaining accessibility to an exciting downtown social scene! Whether you’re grabbing a casual drink with friends or celebrating with a big night out, Summit County has the perfect place to go.

6. Healthy Lifestyle 

A recent study done last year found that the life expectancy in Summit County is the highest in the nation! Read more here.

7. The Views

With stunning mountains everywhere you look, beautiful bodies of water such as the Dillon Reservoir, and breathtaking drives such as Boreas Pass, you constantly have to remind yourself to keep your eyes on the road!

8. Happy Hours Galore

Who doesn’t love happy hour? Summit County residents know that the hours between 3-6 are the best of the day. Nearly every restaurant in the area features a great happy hour menu full of discounts on tasty food and drinks. Click here for a full list of the daily local deals!

9. And Happy People Too!

According to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, Colorado is the 6th happiest state in all of the US! With so many ways to stay active and social, it’s no surprise that everyone in Summit County is in such a good mood!



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