What’s it Like to Live in Brush, CO?
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What’s it like to live in Brush?
Brush, CO is a town rich in history. The citizens love the feeling of small town charm that they get here. There’s just something about feeling like you know your neighbors, like you’re part of a community where people care for each other. As of 2014 the town has a tagline: “Homegrown Happiness.” And that’s exactly what living in Brush is all about.
What types of homes are in Brush?
You’ll find the sorts of homes in Brush that you’d expect to find in any area where family and community are central. There are all kinds of styles to be found – charming Victorians to recently-built modern designs to condos, and everything in between. There are plenty of multi-family properties as well, as well as farm land.
What’s unique about Brush?
Brush is a town of history. Born in the times of the Texas Montana Trail, when cowboys roamed the West in search of fertile farmland, Brush has since grown into a thriving community. Much of the historic tradition of Brush survives, including six registered historic landmarks, architecture which dates back to the early 1900’s, and the longest standing rodeo in the state.
Many times you’ll see the town’s name followed by an exclamation point – and this is no mistake or typo. In 1978, the Chamber of Commerce and City Council wanted to express the town’s can-do attitude during the midst of an economic slump. Clearly this attitude stuck because the area is now thriving! More than this, though, the exclamation point is a symbol of the tenacity of the town, as well as the fact that everyone cares for each other and that they’re accountable to each other.
Where are the good schools in Brush?
It’s well-known that Brush residents take the education of their children seriously and support not only academics but also school-related sports programs and other activities. The Brush School District serves students from preschool through 12th grade. Here are examples of excellent schools in the area:
- Thomson Primary School | Grades PK-2 | 422 Ray Street, Brush, CO 80723
- Beaver Valley Elementary | Grades 3-5 | 420 Glacier Avenue, Brush, CO 80723
- Brush Middle School | Grades 6-8 | 401 Howard Street, Brush, CO 80723
- Brush High School | Grades 9-12 | 400 West Avenue, Brush, CO 80723
Brush also offers opportunity for higher education, too. Morgan Community College has been awarded for both its excellent faculty and its students. Northeastern Junior College is located 40 miles outside of Brush and offers 80 programs for students to choose from. Only an hour away in Greeley is the University of Northern Colorado. Some of Brush’s leading professionals brought the education they earned there back to Brush, and the town is benefiting every day!
What are the best things to do in Brush?
In Brush, there’s really something for everyone. No matter what your interests are, you’re bound to find something to do here. For those who are all about spending a Saturday playing sports with friends, there are basketball courts, tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a roller rink, and golf courses. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, you’re in luck! Along with four local parks, Brush is also a treasure trove of prime examples of the beauty of Colorado wildlife. Jackson Lake Reservoir and Prewitt Reservoir are perfect for boating, hunting and just observing wildlife. Brush State Wildlife Area is also great for fishing and hunting, as well as camping.
If you’re more the indoor-sy type, pay a visit to the Brush Area Museum & Cultural Center and learn more about Brush’s rich history. There are also plenty of clubs and organizations you can take part in. Foodies will love the variety of cuisines represented by the many restaurants in and around Brush. And there’s lots of shopping to be found in the downtown area.
There are lots of annual events in Brush, too. The 4th of July Rodeo keeps ties to the town’s “Wild West” history strong. Oktoberfest is always popular. When the holidays roll around, Country Christmas is perfect for anyone who counts the days till Christmas – kids and kids at heart alike. There’s also a hot air balloon festival, the 4H Junior Fair, a demolition derby and much more throughout the year.
Is Brush right for me?
Are you someone who wants to live in a place where they feel like they’re a part of something bigger than themselves? Have you always loved the charm of small towns? Does the tagline “Homegrown Happiness” speak to your heart? If all of this sounds good to you, then what are you waiting for? Why not contact a real estate agent and get the ball rolling? Give Brush a try!