The Town of Dillon was incorporated Jan. 26, 1883 at the site of a trading post and stage stop. The town has moved three times since: once to be closer to the railroad and a second time to be located between three rivers: the Blue, the Ten Mile and the Snake.
The third move began in 1956 when the Denver Water Board told the townspeople they must sell their property and be out of town by 1961. The final location for the town was selected on the shore of the new reservoir, where the town continues to thrive today.
The town of Dillon is a full-service community with a year-round residential and seasonal population of 2,766. Dillon's beautiful location in the heart of Summit County provides an unrivaled scenic backdrop for an abundance of summer activities. Its close proximity to Summit County's ski areas makes it a convenient lodging choice for winter vacationers. The many condominiums and motel rooms bring the peak population to about 5,200 people.
The Dillon Town Center is home to many Summit County businesses, dining and entertainment opportunities: a boat marina with seasonal lakeside bar and grill, post office, bowling alley, playground, ball field, lakeside ampitheater and park - all within walking distance to Lake Dillon.
The Dillon Ridge Market Place stores, on Highway 6, are a mix of local and national businesses offering groceries, a movie theater, restaurants, sporting good and book stores.
Although Dillon has retained much of its small-town charm, it's definitely not sleepy. In fact, the town is home to one of the top community live theater companies in the state: The Lake Dillon Theatre Company.
Summer in Dillon is unrivaled for family activities, with boating in Lake Dillon, free nature nights, Friday Farmers Markets and weekend concerts at the open-air Lake Dillon Amphitheatre. Enjoy the vistas, fresh air and pocket parks while taking scenic walks, in-line skating or bike rides along the more than 25 miles of paved recreation path that circles the lake.
As far as Real Estate goes, there are many options to get close to and even be on the water. There are many condo complexes, and a few homes that offer lakefront living as an option.