Fruita Colorado

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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.


Population: 12,444
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
Hashtag: #GoFruita


Colorado’s Top Large Adventure Town
(Elevation Outdoors Magazine, 2015)
5th Safest Place in America
(Movoto, 2015)
A Best Place for Young Families
(Nerdwallet, 2014)

More housing, more businesses coming to Fruita

Fruita, Colorado

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.

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New businesses and housing coming to Fruita

By: Penny Stine

Infrastructure construction will start soon here at Aspen Village, which will be a 22-lot residential subdivision on the corner of Aspen and Pine in Fruita. The lots should be ready for home construction sometime later this summer.

Fruita continues to carve out its own niche in the Grand Valley, pursuing opportunities to advance its reputation as a good place for recreation, for families and for businesses that want to embrace the small-town atmosphere.

The town of Fruita is getting close to having the plans finished for the Kokopelli portion of the Colorado Riverfront Trail, which will be a four-mile extension of the trail from Fruita to Loma.

“Our anticipated construction start is August,” said Ture Nycum, director of parks and recreation for the city of Fruita. Construction will be ongoing through the fall and winter, and the new portion of the trail should be open in the spring of 2018.

The town has also been working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) to improve the mountain bike trails and the access near Mack Ridge.

“There’s a trailhead parking lot, but no trail,” Nycum said. “COPMOBA is starting construction of a trail that will go from the Mack parking lot; it will be a connector that takes people on top of Mack Ridge.”

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