Granby is to the southwest of Rocky Mountain National Park, and about 137 km west of Denver. A small town, the population was just over 1800 in the year 2010.
The town is approximately 112 years old to date, originally founded next to the Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway. The portal area of the town is about 1.8 mi.², at an elevation of approximately 7000, 900 feet above sea level. On an annual basis, the town experiences a rainfall level of about 12.25 inches and a snowfall of the more than 120 inches.
The population density of the town is just about 856 people per square mile. There are about 628 houses with a density of 352 homes per square mile. 28% of the population is under the age of 18, 9% is from 18 to 24, 33% is aged from 25 to 44, about 23% is aged from 45 to 64, and about 6.6% is over the age of 65 years; all in all, the median age is about 34 years old. The median income for the town is about $46,677.
Regional school ratings have given Granby a 7 out of 10 overall for school quality. The top rated schools are Middle Park High School, Granby Elementary School, Granby Recreation Dcc, and East Grand Middle school. The largest school district is East Grand 2 School District.
The average home value is around $197,000. Just about 17% of the homes in the area have a value of more than $500,000, and 51% are under $200,000. Homeowners occupy about 32% of the population, while renters constitute approximately 13% of the population.
Amtrak services Granby on a daily basis, operating towards both Chicago and Emeryville, California, with its California Zephyr surface. In terms of climate, the colder seasons are the most dominant. The climate classification of the town is subarctic, with the average high reaching a peak of 75° in July and the average low dropping down to 1° in January and February.
Granby occupies the Middle Park section of the state of Colorado. The town is situated between the Grand Lake and Winter Park. Those who have a penchant for natural expeditions and snow activities will be pleased by the geographical location and climate.
Those who have an interest in exploring the Rocky Mountain will be particularly well-accommodated by the close proximity of the town to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The town is particularly attractive for those who have a taste for adventure sports, with Ski Granby Ranch located on Village Road and the Drowsy Water dude ranch.