Are you looking at moving to Colorado? A land steeped in history, outdoor recreation possibilities, and endless local events celebrating the laid-back feel that all associate with, and dream of, the pace of life in this wonderful state?
Let me tell you a little bit about the Grand Valley.
Grand Junction, situated halfway between Salt Lake City and Denver, is the largest municipality within Grand Valley. Made up of Palisade, Fruita and, yes, Grand Junction, this region found on the far edges of the Western Slope of Colorado has much to offer, rivaling that of the Front Range.
- Simply put, the outdoor recreational options are endless.
Whether you want to fly down a mountain trail on a bike, raft the Colorado River, hike to spectacular vistas, or spend the day at a local event, Grand Junction and surrounding areas have much to offer. With the Colorado National Monument looming just to the West of downtown, the hiking and climbing possibilities rank among the best in the nation. Just to the East of Grand Junction, you find Grand Mesa. Home to Powderhorn Mountain Resort, pristine skiing and exceptional mountain biking are right at the tip of your fingers. If you dare, be sure to check out the Palisade Plunge, one of the longest downhill-only trails in the country!
You can get the ultimate Colorado experience for a lower price in the Grand Valley. With median home cost in Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita being about 60% of the state average, the perfect abode is currently on the market and waiting for you! Not to mention that a mere 10% of Colorado’s population lives scattered across the Western Slope, so there is ample room to grow your family.
- Good Jobs.
Adding nearly 7,000 new jobs in the past few years, Grand Junction, and Mesa County in general, is currently experiencing a boom in employment opportunities which is leading to higher and higher property values. Our diverse economy includes higher education, health care and medical services, manufacturing, aviation services, and agribusiness, just to name a few. I’d say it’s a good time to make the move to the area!
- Family Friendly.
With schools consistently being ranked among the best in the state, Grand Junction has an exceptional array of choices when it comes to your children’s education, from Pre-K all the way through to graduating from university, as Grand Junction is home to Colorado Mesa University. Besides having a strong educational foundation, Grand Junction has many parks, as well as recreational leagues and summer camps offered through our extensive Parks and Recreation Programs. Did I mention that there is literally a fun, child friendly event to be found throughout the Grand Valley every single weekend?
- It’s super easy to get around.
Tired of long commutes or spending half a day running errands? No problem! The average commute in Grand Valley is roughly 16 minutes by car, which is about a third shorter than the Colorado state average. Combined with a bike path that runs from Fruita to Palisade, offering about 24 miles of continuously paved trail, you and the family will have no problems as you explore this fabulous area. Looking to get away for a weekend? Well, have no fear, Grand Junction Regional Airport is here! With daily direct flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, the opportunities for a family vacation are within sight! (Literally.)
If you and your family are truly looking for a great town filled with great locals and friends to be made, Grand Junction and the Grand Valley are for you! Here, you will truly come to realize the true nature of a seamless work-life-balance and thrive in a community waiting to welcome you and yours with open arms!
Do you have any further questions? Reach out to our experienced team at Vertex Realty Partners and we will be happy to help!
(970) 367-4788: email@example.com
Or stop into our centrally located office at:
601 Main St. Suite B
Grand Junction, CO 81501