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.

These sources are just a starting point for your adventure. If you’d like more information on trails, baristas, car repairs, and fun places for your family, don’t forget that we are just one dial away.

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New Resident Information

Relocating to Colorado’s Grand Valley 

Mesa County New Resident Information

Mesa County Demographics

Mesa County Labor Market Information

State of Colorado Resources:

Driver’s Licenses/ Vehicle Registrations

Voting Information

Taxes

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

Climate

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 Market Update June 2019 (PDF)

Mesa County Housing and Property Services

Neighborhood Information:

Overview of Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade

2019 Western Colorado Real Estate Guide (e-zine)

Find a home in Mesa County:

RE Colorado 

Trulia 

Zillow

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.

Mesa County Child Care

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.

K-12 Education Overview

Mesa County Valley School District 51 (Public)

Enrollment 

SD51 School lookup by school

SD51 School lookup by address

All Elementary Schools 

All Middle Schools 

All High Schools 

All Public Charter Schools 

All K-12 

Academic Options

Mesa County Private Schools – Search and Reviews

Higher Education

The Grand Valley is the place where opportunities rise from baby steps to the higher education.

Colorado Mesa University

CMU Student Testimonial

Western Colorado Community College

Colorado Christian University

IntelliTec College- GJ

Healthcare

Fortunately, our status as a healthcare hub for the Rocky Mountain West – our hospitals serve over 500,000 patients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

Healthcare Overview

Hospitals:

Community Hospital

Family Health West

Grand Junction VA Medical Center

St. Mary’s Medical Center

West Springs Hospital (psychiatric care)

Health Insurance Providers:

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

Monument Health

Rocky Mountain Health Plans

United Healthcare

Membership-Based Primary Care (no insurance necessary):

Appleton Clinics

Trailhead Clinics

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.

Area Map

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)

Grand Valley Transit

Dash bus

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.

GrandDayCO.com –

Outdoor Recreation Industry

Grand Junction Sports Commission

Grand Junction Rockies

Cameo Shooting and Education Complex

Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Public Parks and Open Space

Sports Facilities

Colorado National Monuments Climbs (map)

Hiking Trails

Mountain Biking Trails

Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program

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.

 Arts and Culture Overview

Visit Grand Junction 

Event Calendar

Downtown Grand Junction Creative District

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.

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