Originally founded as a mining town in the 1800’s, Breckenridge, Colorado is a scene out of a postcard. Nestled among mountain peaks with over 250 buildings listed on the National Historic Register, Breckenridge’s quaint downtown could be described as the mountain resort of dreams.
The seat of Summit County, Colorado, Breckenridge has a year-round population of 4,540, in addition to many seasonal residents. Breckenridge attracts varied groups of outdoor recreationalists, offering hiking and mountain biking trails, white-water rafting and fly-fishing on the Blue River and boating on Lake Dillon. The town hosts a large ski resort with trails scattered across five peaks of the “Ten-Mile Range” of the Rocky Mountains.
While the picturesque mountain town is a wonderful place to live, trying to locate an apartment to rent in Breckenridge can be challenging at times. Competition for units can be steep and prices are not necessarily cheap. Still, with a little effort and planning an apartment in Breckenridge can be found.
In the age of technology the Internet is a great place to begin looking. Just preforming a search for “Breckenridge apartments” on any of the major search engines will reveal dozens of available rentals. Also, a search for “Summit County apartments for rent” will list a variety of sites offering rental units. The Summit County Colorado Multiple Listing Service can also provide information. Online classified ads sites, such as Craigslist, are also a valuable resource.
The Summit County Housing Authority and the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce can also provide listings, or steer you in the right direction. The Summit Daily News, the local newspaper, will have listings of apartments and condos for rent. The Summit Daily News can also be accessed online at summitdaily.com.
Depending on the time of year and your needs, locating affordable housing in Breckenridge and the surrounding area can be a demanding task, particularly in the fall and winter months when the skiers hit town. In the city, renters can expect to pay upwards of $700 a month for a simple studio and between $900 and $1,200 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. Two to three bedrooms can range from $1,500 to $1,800. Rentals in the surrounding rural areas are somewhat less expensive, with a one-bedroom apartment going for about $750 per month and a two-bedroom unit running around $1,200.
New and perspective residents should consider an apartment-locating service when searching for Breckenridge apartments, which can be found online or locally. An apartment-locating service can provide the credibility to a landlord that other applicants may not have, as the service will pre-qualify you by checking your credit and references, saving the landlord time and hassle.
Locating services will help renters find a good match, considering price, location and the type of rental unit sought. Services can also help with arranging the showings of rental units around your schedule. Some apartment-locator services will also offer rebates, or some other form of financial assistance, to help with the cost of the move.