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Embracing the Durango Dream: Why Texans are Flocking to the Rockies for Second Homes

 

Introduction:

 

Nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Durango, Colorado, has become a beacon for Texans seeking a second home and a taste of Rocky Mountain living. In this blog, we'll explore the factors drawing Lone Star State residents to Durango, with a special spotlight on the allure of Purgatory Ski Resort.

 

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**Escape to the Rockies:**

 

The decision for many Texans to purchase second homes in Durango is rooted in the desire to escape the flat landscapes of their home state and embrace the stunning beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Durango's charming downtown, surrounded by alpine scenery and featuring historic architecture, provides a serene backdrop for those looking to unwind and connect with nature.

 

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**Purgatory Ski Resort: A Winter Wonderland:**

 

One of the crown jewels attracting Texans to Durango is the world-renowned Purgatory Ski Resort. Located just north of Durango, Purgatory offers a winter paradise with over 1,500 acres of skiable terrain. The resort's diverse slopes cater to all skill levels, making it an ideal destination for families and seasoned skiers alike.

Texans, accustomed to the warmth of their home state, find a refreshing change in the crisp mountain air and the thrill of gliding down Purgatory's powder-covered slopes. The resort's commitment to providing a top-notch winter experience, coupled with breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains, creates lasting memories for those seeking adventure in the Rockies.

 

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**Year-Round Outdoor Activities:**

 

Beyond the winter wonderland of Purgatory, Durango offers an abundance of outdoor activities throughout the year. Texans find solace in the vast network of hiking and biking trails, opportunities for fishing in the Animas River, and the chance to explore the region's pristine wilderness.

The diverse landscape surrounding Durango allows residents to enjoy a myriad of recreational activities, from kayaking in summer to witnessing the breathtaking fall foliage as the mountains transform into a tapestry of vibrant colors.

 

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**A Community-Centric Lifestyle:**

 

Durango's tight-knit community and friendly atmosphere make it an inviting place for Texans seeking a second home. The town's cultural events, farmers' markets, and local festivals provide opportunities to connect with neighbors and fully immerse oneself in the local lifestyle.

 

The sense of community, combined with the stunning natural surroundings, creates a perfect balance for those wanting a second home that offers both relaxation and a vibrant social life.

 

Texans are drawn to Durango for its stunning scenery, outdoor adventures, and the allure of a second home that promises a change of pace and a connection with nature. Purgatory Ski Resort serves as a magnetic force, inviting winter enthusiasts to experience the thrill of the Rockies. Whether it's the charm of Durango's downtown, the adventures on Purgatory's slopes, or the year-round outdoor activities, Durango stands as a haven for those seeking a second home that encapsulates the spirit of Colorado living.

Newest Durango Homes and Condos for Sale

$849,900
3 Beds 2 Baths 812557 MLS
2297 sq ft home on 3 acres only 12 miles to downtown Durango, 12 miles to Bayfield, and 7 miles to the regional airport. Additional improvements include oversized 2 garage with workbench, craft cottage, loafing/equipment shed, storage shed, and RV pad. The Pioneer irrigation ditch runs through the property, filling the pond during irrigation season. From the new deck with sunken hot tub & views of the snowcapped La Plata Mountains, to the stone firepit, you'll have hard time determining where you want to spend your evening happy hour. The home has an open floorplan and one level living with the master suite on the main level. Large kitchen has granite counters, undermount sink, stainless appliances, and lots of cabinets for storage. The oak hardwood flooring and tongue & groove in the vaulted ceiling provide beautiful finish work. The stone fireplace is gorgeous and has custom built-in shelves on both sides. Craft cottage is heated and finished out but not included in total square footage. 3 bay loafing/equipment shed on the northeast corner of the property. Gravel RV parking pad on the east side of the property has 30 amp electric hook-up. HOA is $120 annually. Pioneer Ditch is $384 annually. El Ranch Florida Metro District is $160 a month for 10,000 gallons of water. Annual taxes are $3,055. El Rancho Florida offers a private lake in the subdivision with a great beach area for relaxing and fishing. See photos # 33 & 34 for pictures of the lake area. Be sure to check out the 3D floorplan in the virtual tour field. 3rd bedroom is office loft and could easily be framed in. Since purchasing the property the seller has done all kinds of upgrades/remodel work. See Associated Docs for a complete list.

351 Pioneer, Durango

$295,000
1 Beds 1 Baths 812474 MLS
Ski In/Ski Out Fully Furnished 1BR Condo Offering Purgatory Mountain Living. Discover convenience in the heart of Purgatory Resort with this updated 1-bedroom condo within the Angelhaus community. Every inch of this home has been thoughtfully designed to use the space efficiently. Step inside to find a modern kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances, custom countertops, and solid cabinets. The master bedroom suite is adorned with custom headboard and cabinetry featuring a space saving desk, offering a retreat after a day of adventure in the mountains. Be at home in the beautiful bathroom, showcasing dual vanity cabinets and sleek design elements. Throughout the home, new wood-look ceramic tile floors seamlessly blend with slate entryways, complemented by solid knotty pine doors and trim, creating an ambiance of rustic refinement. Relax and unwind in the inviting living room, adorned with custom wood accent walls and a cozy corner wood stove. The unit is equipped with a circulation fan, ensuring warmth and comfort during chilly mountain evenings. Conveniently situated, this condo is just a short stroll from the main lift, providing effortless access to slopes. Enjoy the added convenience of a private ski locker, a storage closet off the patio and a heated, secured owner's storage closet with build in shelving. Additionally, as a garden-level unit, you have the option to enter and exit directly into the condo, offering unparalleled convenience. Experience worry-free living with a monthly HOA fee that encompasses a comprehensive array of amenities, including cable TV, internet, water, sewer, trash, firewood, and access to the community gathering space and deck. Exterior insurance and maintenance, along with common area upkeep, snow removal, and parking, are all covered, ensuring a hassle-free lifestyle. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to own a slice of mountain paradise at Purgatory Resort, where luxury and adventure converge seamlessly.

455 Sheol St, Durango

$2,290,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 812460 MLS
Perched on the top of an award-winning building in the heart of downtown Durango, this penthouse condo boasts luxury living in a prime location. Upon entering, you'll be captivated by the grandeur of high ceilings and the abundance of natural light that floods the open living space, creating an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. The expansive floor to ceiling windows frame panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Durango's mountains and the vibrant downtown community. The gourmet kitchen is a culinary enthusiast's dream come true. Equipped with Viking appliances, including a professional-grade stove, dual ovens and built in column refrigerator and freezer. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or preparing a casual meal, this kitchen provides both style and functionality. The scullery offers a dedicated space for meal preparation, additional storage (including wine fridge), and additional cooking and washing functionality, and helps keep the main kitchen tidy during gatherings or events. The granite countertops provide a sleek surface and add a touch of sophistication to the space, complimenting the maple Neff cabinets. Two bedrooms have patio access, individual climate zones and en suite bathrooms. The primary bedroom features a jacuzzi bath and steam shower, a spacious walk-in closet with custom built-ins, and a convenient laundry room. The huge wrap around patio is perfect for enjoying the crisp mountain air and soaking up the sun. Whether you're sipping your morning coffee or hosting a sunset gathering with friends, the outdoor space offers an ideal setting for relaxation and entertainment. This condo places you just steps from dining, shopping, and recreational adventures. Immerse yourself in the vibrant community, explore the charming streets, and indulge in the regional offerings that abound. For outdoor enthusiasts, the captivating beauty of the San Juan Mountains beckons, offering a playground right out your doorstep.

1201 Main, Durango

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