Summit County, CO Residents Live Longer, More Active

Summit County, CO Residents Live Longer, More Active

This blog post is called Summit County, CO Residents Live Longer, More Active, and shares links to recent findings. Perhaps it’s the clean mountain air, or wide open spaces, but there’s no denying the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature. And, if you’re an avid outdoor sports person, the options available in the high mountain towns of Summit County are a dream come true. A short drive from Denver and airhub, Denver International Airport makes the trails and ski resorts an outdoor mecca.

Summit CO Residents Live Longer More Active

Summit County is home to the most active population in the U.S.

From weekend warriors to world-traveling adventure racers, Summit County is home to a wide mix of outdoor enthusiasts. Some are early risers and hit the trails early, while others will don a headlamp and exercise at night. Skinning is a popular pre-work activity for those 9-5 workers who can’t ski during the normal lift operating hours. Or, it’s simply when they choose to ski. Check back to read more blogs and articles about specific outdoor pursuits to be found in Summit.


Summit County’s life expectancy highest in the nation

You can expect to life a long live when you spend time in the towns near Breckenridge. And, I do believe it has a direct correlation to the fact that many of the mountain residents are the most active in the nation. Movement very well could be the fountain of youth. You might have heard of it as the “runners high” or being “in the flow,” but there’s an amazing feeling you get when you are using your body to its fullest potential. Those that are disabled can enjoy the outdoors with a world-class staff at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, where I was a volunteer in the Adaptive Ski Program at one time.

Summit County’s life expectancy is the highest in the nation, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In 2014, the latest year that data is available, Summit’s expected longevity was 86.83 years.


Thanks for reading the blog all the way through. This means that you’re interested in living longer and being more active, right? The next step is figuring out how to match your outdoor lifestyle with your personality and, of course, budget. We can help you buy a home or sell your home near the Breckenridge area. Please contact us if you have questions about the different mountain towns, the activities near each one, and how we can help you find your dream home in the mountains. We want to help you with your Mountain Habitat.

Featured image courtesy of Carl Scofield Photography.

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