NE Grand Junction is defined by the land east of 28 1/2 Road and north of Patterson Road (F Road) to 32 Road. It also dips down below Patterson Road (F Road) at 29 Road to 32 Road south to where I-70 Business Loop boundary is. The area of Fruitvale is included in the Northeast Grand Junction district and many people still refer to the Fruitvale name.
Living in the Northeast means you can commute across town on Patterson Road to the mall, shopping and medical facilities. The 29 Road corridor will connect to I-70 Business Loop, Riverside Parkway and Orchard Mesa. Colorado Mesa University is off of 12th Street between Orchard Avenue and North Avenue. Shopping, restaurants, retail and furniture stores can be found along North Avenue.
People Move to NE Grand Junction For Affordability and Convenience
Four elementary schools are in the NE Grand Junction district. It is best to consult Mesa County District 51 Schools to be certain of the school boundaries. The middle schools are Bookcliff and Grand Mesa Middle School. The high school is the acclaimed Central High School which is the first high school in the state of Colorado to be a Certified STEM School. STEM stands, for science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Independence Academy is an excellent charter school off of 29 Road and north of Patterson.
Long Family Memorial Park is one of the larger parks in the area and is south of Patterson Road. Long Family Park is 40 acres has has basketball courts, roller hockey rink, skate park, sand volleyball, playgrounds, picnic shelter and grills.
NE Grand Junction Homes are Higher Density in Well Established Neighborhoods
There are traditional older neighborhoods with homes built in the 70’s and 80’s, choices include apartments, town homes, multi-family and single-family subdivisions. Predominantly popular neighborhoods are Spring Valley, Shadowbrook, Oxbow, Stonegate, Eastbrook, Crisma and Karen Lee.
Newer subdivisions that are now built out are Saddlerock, Irish Walk, and Stagecoach Trail. One of the most successful subdivisions is Walnut Estates and in their final year of building. Walnut Estates is upscale, offers 3 car garage, granite and wood floors.
The Legends Community, south of Patterson Road has a new development called Bella Dimora on adjacent land offering affordable homes for mostly first-time buyers.
More Housing and Business Development Coming to NE Grand Junction
Several new housing projects are still waiting on approval with the City of Grand Junction. Property owners along North Avenue are working with the City to develop better looking streets and buildings, and it is paying off with renewed interest and construction on North Avenue.
A popular attraction for kids, parents and grandparents is Cross Orchards Historic Site on Patterson Road. Cross Orchards is part of the Museum of Western Colorado and visitors have the opportunity to step back in time and experience early Pioneer life in Western Colorado. Stroll around the beautiful grounds and check out the historic buildings. The large 1890s built barn/packing shed and bunkhouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Red Cross Land and Fruit Company was established in 1899 and operated a massive orchard on the site until 1923. Today, Cross Orchards is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places. The original packing shed and bunkhouse have been preserved, and a summerhouse and blacksmith shop have been reconstructed and are brought to life with volunteer actors and guides.