6.2 out of 10

Mancos

37.3461780954528 -108.292283200146
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"A nice town in southwest Colorado"

Mancos is located in a nice spot which is close to many things. In addition to being close to San Juan National Forest and Mesa Verde National Park, it's close to the popular Four Corners, so tourists to this area have many things to choose from. The town itself is smaller with only about 1,330 residents, but due to travelers there are small motels on the main strip and several really good restaurants to choose from, all being locally owned.

Retail trade is the most common industry in Mancos, in part due to the tourism in the area. The median household income here is $34,179 and an average single family detached home goes for around $223,500. For being such a small town, Mancos has a pretty high rate of crime. There's a high amount of assaults, burglaries, and thefts here, with a few other incidents thrown in the mix.

Mancos does have a nice desert feel, but is close enough to the mountains to offer a variety of things to do. The schools here all rate slightly above average.
Pros
  • close to Durango
  • friendly town
Cons
  • far from front range
  • highway traffic to Mesa Verde is constant
  • may be too small for some folks
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Mancos is a very unique town with a ton of character and adventure"

I have driven through Mancos many times on my way to the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings and have always been drawn to this little desert town. I have stopped several times at Zuma, an organic/herbal cafe, all town should be so lucky to have a unique, local spot like Zuma. There is local produce, handcrafted lotions and herbal concoctions, tea and coffee and much more.

There are other good little restaurants and locally owned liquor stores with character in Mancos, I really like this place. I ended up camping up a forest road just north of town by a little lake for the night on my way to the Grand Canyon. While driving north of town I noticed how amazing the scenery is in the area, there is a desert feel but there are pine and alamosas and creeks. Most of the homes/ranches were really beautiful and well taken care of and I imagine that it is cost of property is pretty affordable down here near the four corners area of southern Colorado. I would live here and recommend anyone looking to live in a very unique, desert-like setting to check out this area, I saw a lot of properties for sale.

Durango is only 20 mins to the east and Mesa Verde is only 20 mins to the west, this is a beautiful spot and there are lots of forest roads with lakes and trails to explore in the future. Plus the people here are seriously and consistently friendly.
Pros
  • friendly town
  • close to Durango
Cons
  • may be too small for some folks
  • highway traffic to Mesa Verde is constant
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

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