Known as the Peach and Wine capital of Colorado, Palisade is perfectly placed along the Colorado River with impressive mountains and vistas in every direction. High country breezes filter through the canyon, creating a temperate climate and excellent growing conditions for the orchards and vineyards. Palisade is 13 miles east of Grand Junction and the population in 2010 was 2,692 and the elevation is 4,728’. The tree lined Main Street with overflowing barrels of seasonal flowers, showcase the quaint little town. Restaurants, coffee houses, antique shops, and artesian shops draw people all over for afternoon strolls and weekend getaways. With a wide range of generations and lifestyles, the locals here love what Palisade has to offer. Many of the people that live here have been here for years and the familiar greetings along the sidewalks add to the wholesome hometown atmosphere. A Slice ‘O Life Bakery at 105 W. Third St. is a local hot spot for fresh pastries, bread and cakes, made from scratch with home grown ingredients and fruit. One of my favorite restaurants is the Palisade Brewing Company at 200 Peach Avenue, a smokehouse BBQ with locally hand-crafted beer. There are other many other fine places such as the Palisade Café which has been a café for over 50 years. Caroline’s, inside the luxurious Wine Country Inn has several dining venues and in the summer features weekly concerts on the patio. Palisade is blended with unique cultural events that keep the town bustling with locals and tourists alike. The popular Palisade Peach Festival in August draws over 100 vendors, has live music and plenty of outdoor activities. The Colorado Mountain Winefest each September is a week long event packed with live music, great local fares and some of the best wine produced in the region. Take a drive along the Fruit and Wine Trail and visit some of the over 45 wineries in the area. Palisade offers year-round outdoor adventures as well as the Colorado Riverfront Trail, Colorado River Floats, Grand Mesa National Forest, the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range and hiking the Mount Garfield trail all provide a steady stream of outdoor enthusiasts. Palisade High School is among 48 Colorado schools to rank among the top high schools in the United States in the 2015 list of Best High Schools. Palisade ranked 46th among Colorado schools and 1,855 nationally. For homebuyers seeking the quintessential small town qualities Palisade has it all!