My girlfriend was visiting me here in Grand Junction recently and was driving around aimlessly when she happened upon a really cool neighborhood. The area is located right off of Patterson and Santa Fe and is called Mantey Heights.

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When you get on the road that enters the neighborhood, it almost feels like you're in a movie, heading into a secret, heavily wooded place with no clear idea of what to expect.

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It's then that the trees open up to beautiful, sprawling houses, most of which are Southwest adobe style.

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The road then leads to a spectacular view of Grand Junction from one of the furthermost Northern parts of town.

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Also at the top of the road is a house with a sign out front reading Pastoil Studio. I did some research and was unable to find any information on it, but I'm guessing it's either an art studio or, perhaps, a recording studio.

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While most of the houses are big, beautiful Southwest style homes, there are also more modest homes in the neighborhood, like this one with a peace sign out front.

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I haven't looked into the cost of living in Mantey Heights, but something tells me that I won't be able to afford to live there anytime soon. However, once I hit the lottery you can bet that the first place I look to move to in Grand Junction will absolutely be Mantey Heights.

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