Durango Relocation Guide

Relocating to Durango, Colorado? This area boasts some of the most beautiful land in the nation. Perfect for those who enjoy the rugged outdoors and a spectacular view with basic necessities, such as schools, banking, and utility services.

Durango is proud of its diverse culture with a broad spectrum of lifestyles. People are drawn to Durango from all over the country and the world. Durango, Colorado is tucked away in the southwestern corner of Colorado. It is positioned between the Animas River Valley and the San Juan Mountains. With a population of 18,000, this charming town offers a mixture of frontier spirit, natural beauty and friendly folks. The town of Durango is in La Plata County, which has an overall population of 54,000.

After your move, be sure to check out our shopping, things to do, and restaurants information for activities for you and your family to enjoy!


Education


Durango School District 9-R

201 E. 12th St.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-5411

Durango School District 9-R serves the community through 11 schools, including 1 comprehensive high school, 2 middle schools, 7 elementary schools, and the Exel Charter School for 6th through 12th grade students. Enrollment has remained steady for the past few years at 4,700 students.

Adult Education Center

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 301
Durango, CO 81301

970-385-4354

The Durango Adult Education Center (DAEC) provides affordable and effective education to young adults (16 & 17) and adults over 18. We equip individuals with the knowledge they need to lead productive lives, allowing them to better contribute to the local economy and the overall health of our communities.

Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Dr.
Durango, CO 81301

877-352-2656

Fort Lewis College is a four-year, fully accredited, liberal arts institution and a member of the Colorado State University System with 24 degree programs. The campus sits on 247 acres overlooking Durango with 1,409 students living on campus in 8 residencial communities and apartment complexes.



Utilities

City of Durango
949 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81303

Electric: 970-247-2681 | Sewer: 970-375-5000 | Trash: 970-375-5004 | Water: 970-375-5034

Atmos Energy Corporation

801 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO 81301

888-286-6700

Basin Co-op

26103 Hwy. 160E
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-0055

La Plata Electric Association Inc.

45 Stewart St.
Durango, CO 81303

970-247-5786

Durango Transfer Station

790 Tech Center Dr.
Durango, CO 81303

970-259-2915

Durango Water Services

105 Sawyer Dr.
Durango, CO 81303

970-375-4800

Southwestern Water

841 E 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81303

970-247-1320



Telecommunications & Internet


1185 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite 180
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-3111

1185 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite 150
Durango, CO 81302

970-385-4499

171 Suttle St., Suite C
Durango, CO 81303

970-375-2771

640 Main Ave, Suite 201
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-1442

954 East 2nd Ave
Durango, CO 81302

970-385-2500

779 Tech Center Dr., Unit 200
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-3366


Please visit the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance website for more information.


Public Services


Colorado Drivers Licence

329 S Camino Del Rio #A
Durango, CO 81303

970-247-4591

La Plata County Government DMV

98 Everett St.
Durango, CO 81301

970-382-7075

Durango Post Office

222 W. 8th St.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-3434

Durango Public Library

1900 E 3rd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-375-3380



Banking


1199 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-5151
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1701 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-259-0212
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600 E 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-375-1100
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1099 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-375-7689
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144 East 8th St.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-1818
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259 West 9th St.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-3020
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890 Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO 81301

970-247–4183
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200 W College Dr.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-3242
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Emergency


990 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-375-4700

742 Turner Dr.
Durango, CO 81303

970-247-1157

20591 Highway 160
Durango, CO 81301

970-385-1675

1010 Three Springs Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-4311

575 Rivergate Lane
Durango, CO 81301

970-385-2364

2577 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-8382

450 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO 81301

970-385-2388

2461 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-3174



General Information


111 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-0312

1275 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81303

970-247-3504

777 Main Ave #214
Durango, CO 81301

970-259-0133



Climate

Durango enjoys an ideal four season climate with temperatures varying year-round. Durango also rests in one of the most beautiful areas in Southwest Colorado.

Winter

Winter temperatures range from an average low of 13 degrees Fahrenheit to an average high of 47 degrees Fahrenheit. One of Durango’s best assets is its snowfall with an average of 69 inches per year. Because of low elevation and great solar exposure though (300 days of sunshine per year), snow removal is only an occasional chore of manageable size. At higher elevations, like Purgatory Resort, snowfall averages 250 inches per year.

Autumn

Fall days are cool and dry, perfect for a mountain hike or drive to see the golden aspen and red-orange scrub oak. Not only is Durango Weather perfect, but Durango is close to many attractions such as Four Corners National Monument (where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet), Mesa Verde National Park and more.

Spring

Springtime brings warmer weather with rain (annual precipitation of 19 inches per year) to brighten up greening lawns and high country meadows.

Summer

During Summer temperatures average around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, often ranging from 70-90 degrees Farenheit. Rivers stay relatively full in the summer due to deep snow accumulation in the surrounding mountains.



Taxes


State Income Tax
Tax rate is 4.75% of taxable income.

Sales & Use Tax
Tax totals 7.9% and is comprised of 2.9% state, 2% county, and 3% city.

Lodging Tax
A tax of 2% is collected on all lodging properties in the county and city.