Call the Grand Valley Home
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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New Resident Information
Grand Valley, Colorado – a Livability Publication
Relocating to Colorado’s Grand Valley
Mesa County New Resident Information
Mesa County Labor Market Information
State of Colorado Resources:
Driver’s Licenses/ Vehicle Registrations
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.
Mesa County Property, Vehicle, and Sales Tax Information
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.
Mesa County Housing Monthly Market Update (PDF)
Mesa County Housing and Property Services
Overview of Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade
2020 Western Colorado Real Estate Guide (e-zine)
Find a home in Mesa County: Realtor.com
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:
Mortgage and Closing:
Paul Zurek & Robin Levine – Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties
Weichert,Realtors | Heiden Homes Realty
CenturyLink (business and residential)
Spectrum (business and residential)
Ute Water Conservancy District
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.
Childcare search by address or program name
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.
Mesa County Valley School District 51 (Public)
Mesa County Private Schools – Search and Reviews
The Grand Valley is the place where opportunities rise from baby steps to the higher education.
Western Colorado Community College
Health and Human Services
Fortunately, our status as a healthcare hub for the Rocky Mountain West – our hospitals serve over 500,000 patients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
Grand Junction VA Medical Center
West Springs Hospital (psychiatric care)
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.
Mesa County Transportation overview
Grand Junction Regional Airport
- 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.
Grand Junction Sports Commission
Cameo Shooting and Education Complex
Colorado National Monuments Climbs (map)
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.
we help your family find work too
We want to ensure a smooth transition for all company staff and their families. If any family members are in need of employment when they move, we can connect them with FamilyWorks, a collaborative program that provides hands-on support to help match professionals relocating to Mesa County with career opportunities in our community. Send us an email and we’ll get you started with FamilyWorks.