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WHY CALL DURANGO AND SW COLORADO HOME?
Locals are drawn to the hub of Durango as the center for lots of great activities. Even if you end up purchasing in a nearby area such as Vallecito, Durango Mountain, Silverton, Bayfield, (Heartwood Cohousing) Mancos, Cortez or in the rural areas surrounding Durango, you will love being part of the Durango culture with happy people, a few dogs(), and so many activities.
-The sun shines 300 days a year!
-Durango is featured in the “Top 10” in different national publications and books for categories such as:
The Best Place to Retire
The Best Cowboy Town
The Best Family Ski Area Purgatory
The Best Christmas Town
The Best Top Western Towns
The Best Top Family Destinations
Number 1 Undiscovered Cities
Number 1 in the top Micropolitan towns (those under 50,000 people)
Gold ranking from the League of American Bicyclists as a bike friendly town
Durango has a vibrant DOWNTOWN including:
Several parades a year
A winter celebration called Snowdown, which is irreverent, funny and a must be involved crazy time
Weekend festivals from May to October
Several 5 star locally owned restaurants
A vibrant art community with locally owned galleries
We have more brew pubs per capita than Portland, Oregon
Durango is home to the famous Durango Silverton Train
Outdoor enthusiasts love hiking, biking, kayaking, & fly fishing
CHILDREN love Chapman Hill for learning to ski, a hockey and ice skating rink, a vibrant soccer community, the train, and great schools, including two charter schools.
SENIORS love seniors outdoors with planned hikes, snow shoeing and activities every week, as well as the senior center and the rec center
“What most impressed me with Durango was the friendliness of the residents. People smile, are helpful, fit, interested and a joy to be around. I love the relaxed attitude with an upbeat feeling.” Nathan & Lee, retirees