Posted by JanL on July 29, 2016

The summer of 2016 is turning out to be one of the hottest on record, and some parts of the country are feeling the burn more than others. Southern California has been hitting the triple digits lately, along with many Southwestern states like Nevada, Texas and Arizona. It isn’t just the Southwest hitting unbearable temps, though. Even much of the Northeast is melting down this time of the season, with New England states seeing temps soar well into the 90s. (Add that on top of the humidity… no thanks!)

Colorado hasn’t been spared from the late July misery, either. Denver, along with much of the Front Range, has been hit with nearly triple digit heat waves for the last couple of weeks, and it doesn’t get much cooler at night. (Try get a good night’s sleep with just a fan.) Unfortunately, none of these high temperatures come as a surprise during this time of year. Each year we see rising temps as Americans prepare for the next unrelenting heat wave.

There is, however, an escape.

If you venture up to Summit County, Colorado, you’ll find a light breeze, low humidity, and temperatures hovering perfectly in the low-to-mid 70s. Most places that stay this cool throughout the summer are hit with frequent rain and gloomy skies, yet in Summit County the sun shines nearly everyday, making for the ideal summer all season long. 

Breckenridge, ColoradoThe perfect weather in Summit County makes all your favorite summer outdoor activities enjoyable. From hiking and biking to fishing and boating, you won’t need more than a pair of good sunglasses and a layer of sunblock to withstand the summer sun in the High Country. Even if you enjoy a nice meal out on one of the decks at a local restaurant, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors without sweating all over your meal.

In fact, if you love the warm-year-round climate of where you live until those mid summer heat waves roll around, consider Summit County real estate for your summer vacation home and you’ll always have a place to beat the heat. After all, summer is for spending your days outside and enjoying the sunshine – not escaping to the nearest air conditioned room.