Grand Junction Offers Home-Buyers Small Town Elegance, A Relaxed Lifestyle and a Myriad of Outdoor Recreation.
Sure, small towns lack the nonstop excitement and endless opportunities of urban living, but you will be hard pressed to find a small town as up-and coming as Grand Junction! Here you will find a livable town with our own economy driving our success. Here, it is all about high quality of life, affordable and beautiful housing. If the thought of moving to Western Colorado brings a smile to your face, then I am here to help you with your search. First, figure out what you want in your new location and make a priority list with value scores. Start researching the neighborhoods and decide where you want to live. You will want an idea of where in town you want to live before you begin to look at market stats, prices and homes.
Grand Junction is a Little Bit Country, A Little Bit City
Your home's location will help determine not only the future value of your investment, but also many aspects of your everyday life. Within a particular area, different neighborhoods will have different characteristics. You will want to pick the one that is the closet fit to your lifestyle and personality - a place where you'll feel comfortable and where are likely to get along with your neighbors. You will also want to live close to the places you visit frequently, such as grocery stores, your job (if you plan to keep that long-term) and if you have kids, the schools you want them to attend.
Perhaps you are longing to live in a rural area with a lot of land and privacy around you? The Grand Valley began as a rural agricultural area of farms and ranches and this is still true today. There are many opportunities for this lifestyle in Fruita, Loma, Mack or Palisade for a few acres or a parcel of more than 10 acres.
Grand Junction Has Everything That is Great About Colorado!
The heart of Grand Junction is the tree-lined, pedestrian friendly Main St. This prominent spot for year-round festivals, events and parades has been revitalized to include more boutique shops, entertainment, casual and fine dining. Art on the Corner is Downtown and home to one of the largest public outdoor sculpture collections in the nation. With more than 100 unique art pieces, Art on the Corner curates art from many local artists in a variety of styles and mediums. The event is always free, just wander along Main St. to enjoy the collection. A community-oriented town whose image celebrates our standing in the culinary scene, our winemakers, agri-tourism resources, and of course our outdoor recreation. Grand Junction is a college town and tourist town, but it is so much more...it's a town for entrepreneurs and outdoor lovers, yet ideal for retirees and offers excellent medical facilities.
Grand Junction is the Biggest Town on the Western Slope
Grand Junction is bordered on three sides by the Colorado National Monument, the Bookcliff Mountains, and the Grand Mesa and the result is endless recreational opportunities. As the largest regional hub between Denver and Salt Lake City, the fast growing economy is attracting significant new businesses. The climate is sunnier, drier, and generally more pleasant than other Colorado metropolitan areas and it has a well-preserved, western-town flavor.
The Riverfront Trail System attracts tourists and locals to experience diverse outdoor activities. The Trail celebrates and preserves the cottonwood groves, wetlands, cattail marshes, and islands of the Colorado and the Gunnison Rivers. The junction of these two mighty rivers provides a beautiful and rich habitat for wildlife and riparian vegetation on an otherwise arid region. You can bike, hike, skateboard or fish from Palisade to Fruita and beyond. Las Colonias Park is part of the Riverfront Trail and has a new outdoor Amphitheater. Nearby is the Edgewater Brewery, a new town home development on the river and an impressive business park under construction. The new business park will house a zip line manufacturer, outdoor recreation businesses, restaurants and other retail options.
Grand Junction Area Attractions Include Rafting, Hiking, Golfing, Fishing, Camping, Biking, and Dinosaur Digging.
Colorado National Monument is the backdrop for the Grand Valley and you can drive the historic Rim Rock Drive and enjoy steep canyon walls, towering monoliths and balanced rocks on the 23 mile long road. Winter skiing, mountain biking, hiking public land, farmer's markets, concerts in the vineyards, you will always find something to do in Grand Junction!