French Ridge

Peak 8 Fun Park offers entertainment for the entire family, located near the neighborhood.

Welcome to French Ridge

French Ridge has something for everyone – that’s what makes this neighborhood as original as a Rockwell painting. French Ridge ensures that Breckenridge, CO remains one of the premier skiing destinations in the world. The neighborhood has two distinct personalities that will suit everyone. It’s both a winter and summer location for all outdoor activities, with a ton of fun activities to do.

A Cultural Destination

It’s a cultural destination for performing arts, a world-famous film festival, museums and art galleries galore! Many places offer art classes for both locals and visitors alike. There are also tours of mines located both in the neighborhood and in nearby areas, to appreciate French Ridge’s rich history. The Riverwalk Center features musical entertainment ranging from the National Repertory Orchestra to a wide variety of musical acts.

A Skier’s  Paradise

Locals have a tendency to describe the seasons of the year as , “Last ski season, the current ski season and next year’s ski season. It literally is a skier’s paradise. There are more than 40 miles of skiing trails around Breckenridge, many in French Ridge. Nordic skiing is a very common pastime in the neighborhood.

Skiing lessons are available. Another pastime is biking, of which there are many trails around French Ridge, ranging from dirt roads to rugged tracks to smoothly paved paths. Peak 8 Fun Park offers entertainment for the entire family, located near the neighborhood.

Location, Location, Location

French Ridge is centrally located; only two blocks from main Street, with its offerings of shops, restaurants, and many other places to chill and hang out. So French ridge is quiet enough if you want it to be, but close enough to the noise and the action without having to walk a long distance.

Furthermore there’s a ski shuttle every 30 minutes that can take people to the base of Peak 9, one of the most popular skiing sites. Carter Park offers excellent views of the Rockies. There’s an ice rink nearby for those that want to slow down and relax; Breckenridge Brewery offers beer with a unique taste, a can’t miss!

A Culinary Experience

There’s a variety of eating places that will satisfy the most discriminating palates, such as the Dredge Boathouse, offering a one-of-a kind experience; a floating restaurant on the Blue River offering great scenery with the meal. Rasta Pasta offers pasta, Jamaican style. Colorado is a big cattle producing state, places like the Kenosha Steak House and the Steak & Rib, located nearby feature fresh steaks.

Everything Nearby

Easily located off I-70, only a short one-hour drive from Denver, near the Jack Nicklaus-designed Breckenridge Golf Course, the only Nicklaus-designed golf municipal golf course in the country, only 8 miles north of French Ridge. Most skiing resorts are within a two hour drive of French Ridge, so location is key for this historic neighborhood.

Overview for French Ridge, CO

5,086 people live in French Ridge, where the median age is 31.3 and the average individual income is $48,170. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around French Ridge, CO

There's plenty to do around French Ridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taspen's Breckenridge Dragonfly CBD, Christy Sports, and River Park and Playground.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.09 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.44 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for French Ridge, CO

French Ridge has 1,746 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in French Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,086 people call French Ridge home. The population density is 841.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.96 / 52.04%

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