Wellington Breckenridge, CO
The Wellington neighborhood of Breckenridge, CO is becoming nationally recognized and has been described as a charming Victorian village with small streets and alleyways leading right into pristine forests. Also lauded are the homes in Wellington – with their dreamy porches, enchanting gables and fretwork, and white picket fences.
Wolff-Lyon Architects and developer David O’Neil designed and developed this unique village set amidst the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains. They wanted to create affordable homes for working families who lived in the wealthy resort of Breckenridge.
Wellington is an affordable, yet charming Currier & Ives village, and is a place where the local workers can live without having a dangerous long distant mountain commute. Living in Wellington provides a safe village in the mountains, and the charm, elegance, and romance of the Victorian era.
The developers created a carefully designed residential community of 122 mostly single-family residences. They wanted the features of the community to enhance the area and avoid the urban sprawl look. There are more than seventy two-story houses from 1,000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom duplexes to 1,800 sq. ft. 4 bedroom homes.
The homes range in price from $225,000 to $395,000. This is about the average medium for the area. The houses all have garages built near the back alleys. The community also offers green spaces or parks where children can play safely.
Primary and Secondary Schools
The schools in the Summit County Public School district are considered some of the best in the nation. Below is a list of these great schools.
• Breckenridge Elementary
• Dillon Valley Elementary
• Frisco Elementary
• Silverthorne Elementary
• Summit Cove Elementary
• Upper Blue Elementary
• Summit Middle School
• Summit High School
There is free transportation in the Breckenridge area. Summit County provides the Summit Stage – a free transportation service, taking people to shopping centers, medical centers, residential areas, and most ski areas. The Summit Stage is for residents and visitors alike in Summit County.
Breckenridge is at 9,603 feet and lies in a beautiful valley surrounded by the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains and it lies on the western slopes of the Continental Divide. This western town boasts excellent amenities and offers an Art District, yoga classes, skiing, and concerts at the Riverwalk Center.
There is a bubbling picturesque river with boulders running through downtown Breckenridge. The downtown area has beautiful old-world buildings, tree-lined streets, the charm of a mountain village, but very upscale, and the ever present Rocky Mountains towering overhead. You can find charming shops filled with delightful things, upscale dining establishments and the cozy cafes, elegant day spas, and five star hotels.
Breckenridge Attractions & Parks
There are many things to do in Breckenridge. Below is a few highlights of things to do in the area. There are two parks in town and one nature preserve.
This theatre offers many theatrical performances throughout the year
Breckenridge Ski Resort:
A 543-acre ski area offering fabulous skiing opportunities amidst pristine mountain vistas and fresh air.
Riverwalk Center and Blue River Walk Way:
A performing arts facility. There’s also the Blue River Walk Way by the Riverwalk Center that provides a natural landscape of beauty for picnics, special events, or for relaxing.