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Summit Sometimes

Special to the DailyBill and Julie Ebeling
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Like many Front Range residents, the pleasant weather and cozy feeling drew the Ebelings to Summit County almost a decade ago.Since then, they’ve grown out of their condo on Boreas Pass Road and three years ago, upgraded to a house in Breckenridge, but still speak fondly about their first home. “We loved the unobstructed view of the slopes, and it was particularly beautiful as the sun rose and created a downward effect on the slopes,” Bill remembered.Since the kids are older, the Ebelings are now more likely to spend to visit in the summertime, but can always find the time to relish in Breck’s warm, comforting feeling.

“We really like the atmosphere of coziness and the purposeful lack of commercialism as it relates to chain retail and other national outlets,” Bill said. “Breckenridge continues to evoke a small town feel, and I believe that is what people enjoy.”Why did you choose Summit County?”We chose Summit County because of its convenience to Denver. We live in southeast Denver, and it’s great to be door to door in 90 minutes or so, traffic permitting!”

Why did you choose Breckenridge?”Breckenridge is truly a mountain town. It has an identity, personality and a welcoming feel like no other. We feel like we are really in another community as opposed to being in a resort area.”What sort of activities do you and your family enjoy in Summit County?”We used to ski a lot when the kids were younger. Now, our daughter is in college and our son is busy working and doing all the things a young senior in high school does.



Julie and I love to come up in the summer because of the beauty and coolness. We like to bike ride, walk along the river and see the kids at the park downtown.”Bill said they’ve had friends from California, Texas and Kansas come visit and everyone agrees that Summit County is a wonderful place, especially in the summertime.How often do you make it up here?”We make it (to Summit County) at least two or three times a month during the summer and about half that during the winter.”


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