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With a population of around 18,321, Durango is a beautiful town in southwest Colorado. Durango can be harsh in the winter months and mild in the summer months. The area accumulates about 18 inches of rain and 67 inches of snow throughout the year. On average, there are 266 days of sunshine each year. So the sun is shining on most days.

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Located right on the Animas River where the train runs closest to the mining districts in the mountains to the north is the town of Durango, Colorado. Durango is in La Plata County and is a popular destination for people visiting Mesa Verde National Park to the Southwest or the old mining towns of  Silverton, Ouray, and Telluride to the north. The area boasts beautiful scenic panoramas and a quaint downtown. Durango was organized in 1880 and was named after Durango, Mexico by ex-Colorado Governor Alexander C. Hunt. Durango has maintained a small mining town feel despite almost continual development over the last century.

Before hiring a moving company, here is what newcomers need to know. Durango is home to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad that runs between Durango and Silverton in the Summer months. Fort Lewis College, a public 4-year liberal arts college, sits on a mesa overlooking downtown Durango and boasts over 4,000 students. The Animas River has gold medal fly fishing waters and is popular for whitewater rafting, kayaking, and canoeing

With all that the city has to offer, it might just be time to start looking for a Durango moving company. From packing to moving the heavy stuff, a moving company can make your move to Durango a breeze.

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Jobs & Local Economy

The unemployment rate in Durango is 2.9% which is lower than the national average of 3.9%. 



The biggest employer in the area is Walmart. The other largest industries include healthcare/social assistance, accommodation and food services retail, and transportation. 



The overall cost of living in Durango is 29%, lower than the national average. This is mainly due to the cost of housing, which is 4% higher than the national average.

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Attractions

Making the move to Durango also means you can enjoy these nearby attractions:

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, often abbreviated as the D&SNG, is a 3 ft narrow-gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.2 miles of track between Durango and Silverton, in Colorado. The line from Durango to Silverton has run continuously since 1881 and is one of the few places in the U.S. which has seen continuous use of steam locomotives.

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Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort is a ski resort located in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, 25 miles north of the town of Durango. Established in 1965, Purgatory offers 99 trails, including 5 terrain parks, over 1,500 skiable acres, 88 trails, and 12 lifts. The average annual snowfall is 260 inches per year, some of the deepest snow in the country.

Animas River Valley

The Animas River Valley begins in the heart of the San Juan Mountains and runs through downtown Durango. It boasts gold medal fly fishing waters and is popular for whitewater rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. On warm summer afternoons, a popular diversion is to buy an inflated inner tube and float from Animas City to Schneider Park or below.

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Cortez, CO

Located where Colorado meets Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, known as the Four Corners region is the town of Cortez, Colorado. Cortez is a popular destination for people visiting Mesa Verde National Park. The area boasts wide-open scenic areas and a quaint downtown. Cortez was built in 1886 and was named for Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. Cortez has maintained a small-town feel despite tremendous traffic of tourists passing through on their way to nearby at

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