Located in Western Colorado, the city of Fruita is part of the Grand Junction metropolitan area. The city, with a growing population of 12,646, is a popular destination for those seeking an active, outdoor lifestyle featuring mountain biking and hiking, as well as a high quality of life in a family-friendly community. The Fruita city motto reads: Honor the Past, Envision the Future.
For those wanting to move to the area and looking for Fruita homes for sale, the median home value in the city is $188,289. Recent sales have averaged $214,000. Home values here are on the rise and seem to be making a steady recovery. Many properties for sale do not stay on the market very long.
Currently, very few homes are foreclosures; however, the precise number varies from month-to-month. Additional homes are currently being offered for short-sale. The city often has other properties for sale as well, although most listings are for single family homes and some condos. For those seeking Fruita homes for sale, potential buyers have numerous options, ranging from two to four bedroom homes in a variety of architectural styles.
For those with children in school, Fruita is included in the Mesa County School District, the tenth largest district in the state, with five public schools, serving all school-aged children from elementary through high school age.
The crime rate in Fruita is lower than the state average, making it a safe community to call home. Fruita also has many opportunities available for volunteering and being involved in the community.
Local attractions include The Monument (Colorado National Monument) located nearby, visited by 454,510 people in 2012, for its plentiful activities and scenic, natural beauty. Hiking is especially popular here.
Fruita also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including: Fat Tire Festival, Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, and Fruita Fall Festival. Many of these events are well-attended by locals and people from the surrounding area.
During the rest of the year, Fruita has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor activities, especially biking, bird-watching, hiking, horseback riding, and the rodeo. One of the most popular biking areas among residents is the 46-mile loop that runs along the Colorado National Monument, where it overlooks the Grand Valley.