1.7 out of 10


38.0641632797146 -102.309827533458
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Granada -- Not the Alhambra"

Granada is a small irrigation farming and cattle town of only 600 people in the far southwest corner of Colorado less than 15 miles from the Kansas/Colorado border. The Arkansas River flows just north of town giving the community character and recreational fishing, camping and hiking. Pueblo is the closest major Front Range city 140 miles to the west. You can not see the mountains out this far east and it really feels like Oklahoma.

There is a weird history in the town because of the WWII Japanese Internment Camp in Granada. Japanese Americans with an little as 1/16 Japanese blood were sent to camps in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Colorado. Open from 1942-1945 the Amache Camp or "relocation center" at its peak was populated with over 7,000 prisoners.

Local farmers grow melons, onion and peppers among other crops. Peasant hunting is also a popular attraction to Granada. Average household income is about $25,000 a year. Homes and property costs are very low compared to most parts of Colorado especially the much more expensive (and beautiful) Front Range and mountain communities.
  • cheap
  • site of Japanese Prison Camps in WWII
  • Basically Kansas
  • run down
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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