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10 Reasons Why Durango is a Great Place to Call Home

Durango, Colorado is not just a dream vacation destination for those of us who are constantly looking for new adventures, but also its the best place to call home to experience epic explorations on the a daily basis. Why come stay for only a week or two when you could come live out the true Rocky Mountain experience? Durango has something for everyone, from extreme to moderate recreational activities like rafting, mountain biking and skiing, to a huge art scene and even a tightly niched community that is always looking to support one another. Whether you’re looking to spend most of your time outdoors, or you simply want a place to call home and settle down, Durango is the right fit for you. 

 

1. ACCESS TO A BACKYARD PLAYGROUND

A “playground” sounds a little weird to say as an adult, but, if you think about it, that’s what Durango is in a nutshell! There’s an endless amount of opportunities to go on different hikes, tube the river, go biking or go for a run! Durango, CO gives you every reason to get outside and enjoy the beauty around you. 

 

2. START FRESH-- ROCKY MOUNTAIN DREAMIN'

If you’re looking for a fresh start to the life you’re living right now, Durango is the perfect place to do it. Have you been constantly dreaming about what it would be like to live in a Rocky Mountain town full of epic adventures and opportunities for growth? Look no further-- Durango has it all. You don’t have to travel far from your new home in Durango to experience something awesome. You don't need to search too hard to find an adventure, the adventure will find you; just wait.

 

3. DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO

If opportunity comes knocking, you know that means it’s time for you to start packing! Durango has plenty of ways to help you grow in what you love doing, not just in some office cubicle job that just so happens to pay the bills. Durango as a whole prioritizes the happiness and quality of life of everyone in the community. Walk around downtown and see for yourself. Everyone is always smiling! Why, you ask? Within the first month of living here you’ll understand and won’t be able to stop cheesin’ either.

 

4. LOCAL COMMUNITY, LOCAL SUPPORT

Durango is packed full of local businesses who are thriving. How do they succeed? There is an endless amount of support within the community! Everyone has one another’s back. The people of Durango tend to have the mentality of succeeding together as a whole, rather than just independently, and that is the foundation of a community that thrives.

 

5. WORKIN' 9 TO 5? TAKE A LUNCH BREAK: ADVENTURE STYLE

Stuck in your office all day with no end in sight? Sometimes the workdays just last for way too long and let's be honest, an hour lunch break is just not long enough. Picture this: a two-hour adventure that takes you out, gets you active and is just a short trip from the office! Durango has plenty of hiking or biking adventures that you can manage tackling on your lunch break. The endorphins you will get from exercising outside will have you back to work ready to seize the rest of your day. Don’t just take a lunch break, dominate your break by experiencing the Rocky Mountain outdoors of Durango, CO. 

 

6. ALL THE GOOD EATS, ALL IN ONE PLACE

Did you know that there are more restaurants in Durango per capita than San Francisco? The best part is that the majority of them are locally owned! Discover different places every day that will keep your watering taste buds wanting more. Specials and happy hours run daily with delicious cocktails and selections of various locally grown/ locally raised food! Durango is known for its incredible range of impressive restaurants. Support the community and #eatlocal!

 

7. ENDLESS SUNNY DAYS

Two thirds of days in Durango are full of endless sunshine! No wonder everyone is so stoked about being able to go outside all of the time. Soak up some Vitamin D and discover Durango like a true local. 

 

8. GET OUT OF THE STRESSFUL, FAST-PACED LIFE IN THE CITY 

Are you tired of the fast-paced life in the city? Even though there is always something happening or something to do in Durango, it is far from city-life. You’ll be able to find a new escapade to embark on everyday without having to worry about endless traffic, loud noises, pollution or psychological stress. Durango offers sustainable living options, ways to connect with friendly neighbors and freedom to do whatever brings you happiness. 

 

9. INCESSANT ADVENTURES

The one thing that you can be rest assured of is that Durango has endless opportunities for new, awesome adventures! Whether you want to hit the slopes at Purgatory Mountain Resort, find a sweet new hiking spot in town, bike your way through the vast wilderness, visit Lake Nighthorse for some paddle boarding or find a new rock climbing spot, whatever adventure you are concocting in your head, Durango is the place to be to make it happen.

 

10. ART SCENE + MUSIC SCENE = HAPPINESS

Celebrate Durango’s passion for art and music! Enjoy different murals painted around town or visit one of the galleries downtown that features beautifully intricate designs of the scenery that surrounds Durango. Listen to live music at local restaurants and/or venues almost daily downtown! There are plenty of awesome local musicians who are just dying to showcase their sound. Check it out!

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