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-Attractive setting
-Year-round climate
-Air quality


-Growth and sprawl
-Arts & culture

What Bert Has To Say About Grand Junction Metro Area

Grand Junction is a small but rapidly growing town on the western desert slopes of the Rockies. It has become “discovered,” first as a pleasant alternative to Colorado Front Range hustle and bustle, particularly for retirees, more recently from migrants from all over the West. The climate is sunnier, drier, and generally more pleasant than other Colorado metropolitan areas and it has a well-preserved, western-town flavor.

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Quick Facts About Grand Junction

    The unemployment rate in Grand Junction is 7.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Grand Junction jobs have Decreased by 1.37 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Junction's cost of living is 0.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Grand Junction's population is 60,358 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 107.89 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Grand Junction is $187,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.60 percent.
    Grand Junction public schools spend $8,142 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Grand Junction.

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I just moved here 6 months ago. So far, I have loved every moment. There is plenty to do if you like the outdoors. There are so many beautiful places to visit that are... (read more)
re: Grand Junction - Pros/Cons - 4/6/2008
GJ has a nice climate and is a paradise for the outdoor oriented. If you have kids avoid central GJ public schools - not so good. As a rule the natives are creeps but... (read more)
A nice place to live
I lived in Grand Junction for 4 years until 2010. It was a great place to be raising my small children since there is a huge amount of things for a family to do. The... (read more)
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