The Colorado and Gunnison Rivers separate Orchard Mesa from Grand Junction. While not a separate town, Orchard Mesa does have its own recognition. The older, original Orchard Mesa is mostly older neighborhoods and shopping with a few new subdivisions and luxury patio homes. The John McConnell Math and Science Center/New Emerson School is on Unaweep Avenue. Middle school is Orchard Mesa and Grand Junction High School is across the river. Hiking and biking trails are nearby and so is the Riverfront Trail. Chipeta Golf Course with several new subdivisions is nearby that offer great lifestyle choices. A total of 7 new home subdivisions are active right now. Popular subdivisions are Chipeta West, River View, Mesa Estates, Fairway Pines, Hawks Nest and Redtail Ridge.