Colo. county offers housing comparison

Summit has decade of dedicated tax under its belt

By Chris Rourke

It's a problem that's not exclusive to the Gunnison Valley: Soaring real estate prices and a tight rental market are putting the squeeze on residents whose income struggles to measure up to prices.

Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge were once in the same shoes as Gunnison County, with a diminishing housing supply and a growing gap between affordability and actual prices. Yet, an aggressive effort to define a community vision, set goals and dedicate funding has produced a machine for supplying housing demand and retaining the diversity of the community.

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