Quality of Life

“Durango has a phenomenal cross-section of amenities that no town of its size in North America has.”

Pat Vaughn, President and CEO, Growth Fund Real Estate

What does Quality of Life mean to you?  Is it great schools for your children, or a weekend full of adventure?  Is it attending the symphony or visiting some of the finest Native American cultural sites in the Western Hemisphere?  Do you value great health care, volunteer opportunities and fantastic community resources like recreation centers and first class libraries?Maybe you know about Durango and La Plata County’s outdoor recreation, but we offer so much more.  From some of the top rated hospitals and schools in the state of Colorado, to three unique communities with a range of housing options, to symphonies and the rich Native American heritage of the Southwest, this is a rare place where you can truly define yourself and “invest in your life”.

Rather than tell you about everything we have to offer, we want to show you.  Click on the videos below to learn more about everything La Plata County has to offer you, your family, and your employees.


Quality of Life in La Plata County
Quality of Life in La Plata County

Quality of Life in La Plata County

Quality of Life is key to living and working in La Plata County, Colorado. Learn about living, working, and playing in this progressive and innovative part of the country.

Recreation  in La Plata County
Recreation in La Plata County

Recreation in La Plata County

Outdoor recreation and an active lifestyle are important in La Plata County, Colorado. See the benefits of living, working, and playing in La Plata County.

Community Resources in La Plata County
Community Resources in La Plata County

Community Resources in La Plata County

La Plata County is a small community with big-city resources. See all that's available to you and your family when you live, work and play in La Plata County.

 Lifestyles in La Plata County
Lifestyles in La Plata County

Lifestyles in La Plata County

Lifestyles in La Plata County range from penthouse apartments to pastures and ranches. See how easy it is to find your lifestyle of choice in La Plata County, Colorado.

Business & Employment in La Plata County
Business & Employment in La Plata County

Business & Employment in La Plata County

La Plata County is a business-friendly community in southwest Colorado. Learn more about why La Plata County is a great place to run a business, to build a career, and to call home.


Special thanks to the following companies for sponsoring these videos: Southern Ute Growth Fund, BP, StoneAge Waterblast Tools, SOS Employment Group, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Mercury, Fort Lewis College, and Axis Health Systems.

Additional thanks to Chinook Medical Gear, Durango Arts Center, SoundTraxx, and the Southern Ute Cultural Center for on-location filming.

Featured Photo courtesy of Scott DW Smith