Overview:Beautiful and historic Durango, Colorado is nestled below the towering San Juan Mountains, in the heart of La Plata County. Originally a railroad and mining town, Durango retains much of its historic buildings and "Wild West" charm.
Attractions:Home to Fort Lewis College, Durango is a small but vibrant town that has drawn a wide variety of people, including students, professors, professional mountain bikers, and those looking for a slower paced lifestyle in a gorgeous setting. Residents of Durango enjoy close proximity to 5 major ski resorts, some of the best fly fishing in the United States, and a plethora of outdoor activities. History buffs will love the proximity to Silverton, Colorado, an old mining town which can be accessed by highway or by a steam train from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Mesa Verde National Park lies west of Durango where one can view cliff dwellings from the 1200s. North America's largest cliff dwelling is located here.
Real Estate:Single family homes, both in the mountains and in town, make up the majority of residences in Durango. Condominiums, townhomes and duplexes may also be found. Commercial real estate includes retail, restaurant and office spaces as well as historic buildings.