Fresh Air and Outdoor Pursuits
Downtown Fruita is a small pedestrian-friendly area. There are historic buildings, eclectic shops and some great places to eat. Camilla's Kaffe serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. Around the corner is the legendary "Hot Tomato", serving the best pizza, craft beers and is always busy. There are also a couple of breweries that have great food and beer on tap. Fruita attracts families, singles and retirees. Fruita is a community with a small-town atmosphere, world-class outdoor opportunities, a growing downtown and a myriad of events and activities. Fruita has grown in size from 6,000 people to over 13,000 people in the last 20 years.
This Western Colorado state park has 5 unique location, with with the Colorado River as its center of attention. The parks from east to west are: Island Acres, Corn Lake, Colorado River Wildlife Area, Connected Lakes and Fruita. The 5th park is located right in Fruita, just a few minutes drive from downtown. James Robb park is open year-round for recreation with a campground that is equipped for RV's. During the summer, a concert series takes place on the banks of the Colorado River in the park.
Small Town, Big Community
A lot of people are moving here to escape the traffic and congestion of larger cities. Over the past decade over 800 new homes have been built in Fruita. The city planners work to ensure that the small town atmosphere and values that draw people here continue to be revered. The city in 2011 opened an impressive community recreation center. It houses an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, basketball and volleyball courts, workout facilities and a branch of the Mesa County Public Library.
Fruita is 9 miles west of Grand Junction and easily accessible by Highway I-70 or Highway 50. Fruita has its own elementary schools, a middle and high school. Parks are located all through the community with walking trails and open space. There is a hospital, medical offices, shopping, restaurants and a grocery store.
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My Skills & Expertise
I hold many real estate designations, and the most important to you in the purchase of a Grand Junction home are my "Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). I have completed comprehensive training covering materials, methods, and terminology of residential construction.
As a strong negotiator I understand the true value of all aspects of the transaction. Though you may make a verbal agreement with the builder, it really has no validity unless it is in writing. And, more importantly you have no legal recourse of action. This also follows through the construction phase process. If you make a change during the process, make sure to note it on the contract. Adding your initials makes it official. and holds both parties accountable.