Once a rural farm community, Fruita has blossomed as an eclectic city that caters to mountain bikers and young professionals craving an active cultural scene without big costs or pretenses.
Fruita’s downtown offers residents small Craftsman-style homes intermingled with new developments within walking – or biking – distance of boutiques and restaurants. On the outskirts, enjoy more spacious abodes, either farm homes or luxurious subdivisions. Visit the City of Fruita website.
Media Age: 35.1
Avg. Household Size: 2.62
Median Home Price: $189,400
Home Appreciation Last 12 Months:
Avg. Commute Time: 25.72 minutes
Colorado’s Top Large Adventure Town
(Elevation Outdoors Magazine, 2015)
5th Safest Place in America
A Best Place for Young Families
Fruita always throws a big party during the Fruita Fall Festival, inviting neighbors in other Grand Valley locations to come to Fruita and join in the fun. Although today is the last day of the festival, there will be live music at Circle Park until 3 p.m., and the Ute Water dunk tank will be at Civic Center Park at 1 p.m.
If the festival made you yearn to be a fellow Fruition (Fruitite? Fruitan?), then all your dreams could come true, as there are a lot of residential projects either underway or in planning stages in Fruita.
There are various builders working at Aspen Village, an upscale subdivision at the corner of Aspen Ave. and N. Pine St. (or J 6/10 Road and 18 Road, if you prefer the county's nomenclature). BOA Builders will have its home in the neighborhood open during the upcoming Parade of Homes, and there are other homes under construction and available for sale, as well.