Fruita Is Known For Affordable Housing, Small Town Feel And Proximity to Grand Junction
Fruita thrives in its historic role as an agricultural and business center. Winner of the Governor’s Smart Growth and Development award for four straight years, you will be able to see why this growing city manages to maintain its small town charm. Located off I-70 at exit 19, residents have the luxury of being in the midst of the best Colorado mountain biking terrain, riveting white water rapids and sun soaked hiking trails.
North of I-70 is Aspen Avenue and it runs through the center of town, here you will find restaurants, breweries, biking stores, coffee shops, churches and other retail businesses. The downtown business area is not very large but it is very unique, well maintained and people friendly. The majority of the buildings have been here since the town began, refurbished over the years and keeping the original character and history. Entering downtown is a vintage era park that serves as a round-about. A giant dinosaur greets you as a reminder of the surrounding pre-historic past of the area. Colorado Canyons is Fruita’s full service hospital and medical facility. The near-by Fruita Community Center is the most popular attraction for residents. Offering an indoor pool, outdoor pool, indoor running track, fitness area, library, gym, indoor playground and Senior Center.
South of I-70 is another smaller retail area with restaurants, banks, essential needs shopping and an outpatient medical facility. There are a few older subdivisions nearby, but here you will find some of the more exclusive homes near the Adobe Creek Golf Course and Clubhouse which is a public golf course. The James M. Robb Colorado River State Park is nearby with all of its recreational amenities. Summer music concerts are offered and feature some top names where you can bring a chair and a picnic dinner to enjoy the music.
Fruita Is Where You Can Connect All Aspects Of Your Life, Family, Work And Recreation
Prospective buyers have the choice of a home on acreage, stylish subdivisions, a 55+ retirement community, or living close to downtown. The downtown corridor is much older wood constructed homes with the traditional big front porch for neighborly conversations. Leaving the core downtown you have subdivisions from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Scattered beyond that are newer neighborhoods in the $300,000 + price ranges. Popular subdivisions are: Comstock Estates, Legacy, Vista Valley, Orchard Valley, Vintners Farm, and Woodland Village. Brandon Estates and Aspen Village are two of the newest with prices $400,000+.
Fruita started as an agricultural town and as the farm land was sold, luxury homes on acreage moved in. La Mesa, Horseshoe Ridge, Pinedale Estates, Roma Estates, Lucki Estates and Auburne. There are many areas of homes on acreage that are not are part of a typical subdivision and are more rural.
Fruita Schools and Festivals
There are two elementary schools, Rimrock and Shelledy, two middle School, one for grades 6-7, and one for 8-9 and Fruita Monument High School. There are 13 parks throughout town, walking trails, and passage to the best mountain biking trails. Fruita offers quick access to the Colorado National Monument, the Colorado River and Highline Lake. You will never run out of things to do in Fruita.
Fruita plays host to a number of memorable festivals including “Hometown Christmas”, “Fall Festival, “Fat Tire Festival” and the odd ball “Mike the Headless Chicken Festival”. Most of the festivals take place on Aspen Avenue and the side streets are blocked off so the events are pedestrian-friendly.
Freeway access is just minutes away…..15 minutes to Grand Junction…..30 minutes to Western Colorado’s largest regional airport.