Fruita is a special place surrounded by over a million acres of public lands providing endless opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, sightseeing, road cycling, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, camping, exploring dinosaur ruins, etc. Living and working in Fruita allows for a true work-life harmony. While this job is busy and extremely fulfilling, it is not uncommon to squeeze in an early morning, lunch or after work ride or hike in—we even find these activities to be ideal for some meetings in Fruita.
Home to world-class outdoor recreation, the Colorado National Monument, two state parks, the only full-service cable wakeboard park in the Rocky Mountain West, it is no surprise Fruita has been voted as the “Top Adventure Town” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine “Best of the Rockies” several times, and most recently, was voted best “Best Kid Friendly Outdoor Town.” Commutes are short on a bike and only minutes by car. No commute allows for instant access to lifelong hobbies and the ability to work efficiently. Fruita is also an hour from Powderhorn Ski Resort and within 2-3 hours from most major ski resort in Colorado without the traffic to and from. The City of Fruita offers excellent work-life balance, and flexible schedules to meet the need of employees.
The people are the gem of Fruita and some of the most welcoming across the country. The population is about 14,000 people and growing. While Fruita attracts close to a million visitors a year it is a place where visitors feel like locals and locals play like visitors. Fruita is a community first and prioritizes projects, time and talents to first the City’s core services and then improving the quality of place, lifestyle and economic health of the community. As a smaller community, people expect a high degree of customer service, easy access to City officials and a sincere listening ear of the local government, and the City takes this seriously. In the last community survey, residents rated their satisfaction rating of City services 37 percent higher than the national average.