Durango Real Estate Living in Durango Colorado
Durango, Colorado is one of the Southwest’s last little mountain towns. From great downtown shops and dining, to the rugged west of outdoor adventures this is a great place to enjoy at any age. With access to skiing, white water rafting, off road driving and camping, and some of the most premiere cycling and hiking in the country this is a great place for year round adventure. From in town Victorian homes, modern homes, to western ranches there is a variety of architecture and style for each style.
Neighborhoods in Durango vary as well. Some are on smaller acreage and have sweeping golf courses and pavement such as Glacier Club and Dalton Ranch. Others, are focused on being one with nature and nestled in the pine trees with limited grass and irrigation. Edgemont Ranch is a great example of a natural landscaped neighborhood that has over ten miles of hiking, fishing access, community events, and aside from paved roads is a very resourceful neighborhood. Twin Buttes and Ute Pass ranch are also great options for being one with nature, Twin Buttes even has its own community garden!
One great thing about Durango is the proximity, you can be downtown or at Purgatory Ski Resort in less than 20 minutes. You can also be on a hiking or cycling trail within five minutes of almost anywhere in the city. The mix between country and town also allows for a diverse population of people, which in-turn creates such a great mix of diversity and creativity everywhere you look.
Also voted one of the best towns for kids, smaller school sizes and recreation provides endless opportunities for our youth. The Durango Rec Center and Durango Parks and Recreation provides children to express themselves from swimming, to BMX, to Gymnastics. There is also a great 4-H program that provides opportunities for youth from Quilt making, to raising livestock.
Small farms and healthy food options from dining to grocery shopping are also known for Durango. Every summer there is a farmers market, and there are local farmers that raised livestock, and you can purchase healthy options from Sunnyside meats or James Ranch. You can also shop locally at the food co-op.
The biggest city nearby Farmington, NM also provides a Target, Sams Club, Mall, etc. and is only 45 minutes away. The Durango airport has multiple flights out a day and also has their own private hangar options for pilots.
Considered a high desert plateau we have some very rough winters, but for the most part it is a milder climate and instead of the humid bone shaking cold of the East coast we have a “dry cold” for winter that most people describe as much easier and more enjoyable for winter activities.
We love living in Durango and we know you will too.
-Ashley and Michelle