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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Fruita, Colorado

Fruita is a small town on the west central edge of Colorado. The Colorado National Monument towers over the town. People who live here tend to enjoy the outdoors - biking is particularly popular as a way to get around and for recreation. Photo of Monument courtesy of Wikipedia and Michael Greiner.

Where to Retire in Fruita and Home Prices

There is an active adult community in Fruita (see link at right).
The median home value in Fruita was $226,900 in early 2017, according to  Zillow.

What is special about Fruita

This area near Grand Junction is known for its outstanding outdoor recreation.  The Colorado National Monument is one of the country's greatest natural features. The Fruita Fall Festival is an annual harvest event that delights residents and visitors alike.

What is not special about Fruita

Fruita is a small town; Winters are cold and it does snow; it is not considered a very walkable community.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is about 25 degrees and the average July temperature is about 75 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The beauty of the area has drawn countless artists, sculptures and photographers to Fruita, and the city is scattered with public art sculptures and art galleries; each summer the town host a summer art camp for both children and adults;  there are also summer music concerts and arts and crafts fairs;  The Fat Tire Festival is a three day mountain biking celebration with music, races, and a beer garden;  Fruita is also known for its "Mike the Headless Chicken Festival".

Crime

Crime in Fruita is just under the national average.

Medical facilities

Community Hospital is about 10 miles away in Grand Junction.

Transportation

Grand Junction Regional Airport is about 15 miles away.  The closet International airports are almost 300 miles away in either Salt Lake City or Denver. There is an Amtrak station in Grand Junction about 10 miles away.

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