You may have first been introduced to our area because of Durango’s tourist attractions. Perhaps you rode the Durango Silverton train. You may have even daydreamed about what it’s like to live here. For starters, you’ll find welcoming neighborhoods and friendly rural values. It’s said our community has more non-profits per capita than most metro areas. That’s because we’re a caring community, and we look after one another. Most locals will tell you that their friends, neighbors and co-workers are like extended family. Simply stated, we enjoy neighborly living.
Education & Healthcare
Another big draw for our area is Fort Lewis College. It gives the city of Durango a youthful, vibrant energy. It’s one of the largest employers and launches careers for its students through top-quality academic programs. For K-12, we have educational choices from award-winning public education to high-performance charter schools. We also have tailored programs for more specific learning styles. Read more about our educational choices here.
In addition to educational choices, we have outstanding options in healthcare. The area boasts nationally rated hospitals, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Animas Surgical Hospital. Plus, there is a range of superb medical clinics, specialists, urgent care centers, mental health professionals, holistic health services, dentists, nationally renowned surgeons and facilities dedicated to women and children’s health. Regardless of whether you prefer a more natural route or traditional practices, our healthcare professionals bring back the true essence of the hometown doctor. Read more about our top-rated healthcare here.