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It is time to take the first step into your new life, and we are here to help you through it. As connections are a big part of your big move, we are more than happy to build the bridge to help you get wherever you aspire.
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State of Colorado Resources:
As Mesa County is the place for financial opportunities, the region has the second-lowest property tax burden of any state in the Mountain West Region and the second least expensive in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.
Simply put, the Grand Valley has one of the finest climates in the nation. With more than 300 days of sun and unbelievable sunsets, the Grand Valley is the place for outdoors, family, and peace of mind. The summer brings clear, dry days and comfortably cool nights. In the spring, you can ski on the groomed trails of Powderhorn Mountain Resort, while down in the valley, daytime temperatures reach 65°F, perfect for mountain biking or golfing.
Housing and Real Estate
Thanks to an affordable median home price, most people in the valley enjoy single-family homes with sizeable yards and easy 16-minute average commute access to work, schools, trails and retail. Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade are the biggest towns in the Grand Valley. Each one of these and other communities offer something unique that embraces the diversity and fun spirit in the Grand Valley.
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At GJEP, we are privileged to work with the best service providers that the Grand Valley has to offer. Check our preferred vendors in banking, lending and real estate:
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Childcare and Education
There are several licensed quality childcare and preschool programs in the Grand Valley, ranging from family childcare homes to preschool. Our preschools offer both academic and play-based learning environments, including Montessori and Waldorf-inspired schools.
Pre-K, K-12 Education
The Grand Valley is the place of educational investment since baby steps. With a robust K-12 education system with private and public options.
The Grand Valley is the place where opportunities rise from baby steps to the higher education.
Fortunately, our status as a healthcare hub for the Rocky Mountain West – our hospitals serve over 500,000 patients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
Health Insurance Providers:
Membership-Based Primary Care (no insurance necessary):
Travel and Transportation
With two major highways, an Amtrak station, Greyhound bus service and a regional airport that offers 17 daily flights to major hubs, it is easy to travel in and out of Grand Junction. Denver and Salt Lake City are each just 4 hours away by car – and dozens of public lands, mountain resorts, historic sites and scenic byways lie within a couple hours’ drive.
- American Airlines (Dallas, TX and Phoenix, AR)
- Delta (Salt Lake City, UT)
- United Airlines (Denver, CO and Chicago, IL)
- Allegiant (Las Vegas, NV; Mesa, AR and Los Angeles, CA)
- Denver Air Connection (Centennial Airport in Denver, CO)
Sports and Recreation
The Grand Valley offers so many outdoor adventures that local residents came together to create A Grand Day. This video shows one person doing seven sports, from skiing to wakeboarding, all in the same day. The next year, we did it again, but with all new activities.
Arts and Culture
From the Palisade peach and lavender festivals to Fruita mountain biking festivals and our famous Country Jam, the Grand Valley is famous for its entertaining art and culture.
But there’s also the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, the High Desert Opera, the Historic Avalon Theatre and the brand-new riverfront Grand Junction Amphitheater.
Trailing Partner Program
GJEP wants to help ensure a smooth transition for all company staff and their families. If any family members are in need of employment when they move, GJEP’s Trailing Partner Program is designed to help connect you with major employers in the region and support the job networking process.