Brush CO Homes
Brush Colorado was once a cattle town with Agriculture still the main resource. Sugar beet, corn wheat and beans is still the bases of today's agriculture in Brush. A variation of employers in the Brush area: Pawnee Power Plant (State provider) and East Morgan (Banner) County Hospital / EbenEzar Luthern Care Center. The transportation corridors that run through the town of Brush include BNSF, Amtrak, and UP/SP Railroad; I-76; US-6 and 34; State Hwy.-71; linking Brush to US-287 to I-70.
The exclamation point after the Brush! name dates back to 1978. The Brush Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brush City Council began placing the exclamation point after Brush! to emphasize a "can do attitude". A major toothepaste manufacture paid Brush to add the exclamation point and gave free toothpaste to residents and filmed several TV commercials in Brush Colorado with the local Brush folks touting the toothpaste. It fostered tenacity and a strong sense of community. Brush CO has a rich history and open for business with a ready, willing and able attitude! The adoption of the exclamation point is still used today in Brush!
Brush! CO has its own water wells, drawing from the Beaver Creek aquifer. We are one of the few cities in the state which has water so pure that chlorination is not required before it is put into the distribution system for consumption. The only thing added is fluoride. Additionally, the water is naturally filtered by area sandhills.
Brush is located only about 90 miles northeast of DIA, the Brush Municipal Airport (7V5) primarily provides recreational aviation interests while also serving other local aviation needs and supports the City's signature as a "regional aeronautical recreation center". It is also a location for flight training, emergency medical operations, search and rescue operations, aerial firefighting, aerial photography and surveying. Brush Municipal also supports the personal, civic and business needs of the local community.
New residents are delighted to find the average home prices are less than that found in Denver. Brush Colorado homes with tree lined streets and a friendly neighborhood feel, a host of neighborhood parks, excellent schools, and a mild climate make new residents proud to call Brush home. You can travel to nearby state wildlife areas, Brush Prairie Ponds and the Brush State Wildlife Area, to enjoy hunting and fishing if this is your favorite pastime. Brush is a prime area for hunting deer, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, rabbit, and turkey.
Another great event in Brush is the annual 4th of July Parade, Pancake breakfast in the park, and the Brush Rodeo. The event begins with a large Independence Day Parade including a multitude of floats and the annual water fight between the Brush Fire Dept and some of the spectators! The Brush Fire Dept wins hands down with their superior water power! The Brush Rodeo which attracts 600-800 contestants from all over the United States, and ending the evening by viewing spectacular fireworks. In September, Brush hosts a colorful, Hot Air Balloons Festival, Latin America Heritage Day, and the Octoberfest with the Brush Car Show is held annually.
Historic Horse Racing in Brush was once a staple for the area. In 1949 a group of Brush horse racing enthusiasts from the area organized their efforts to bring official racing to the community. Horse Racing continued in the area with an annual spring meet, until in 1965. During this era crowds of up to 3,500 people often participated in this type of recreation for years until racing was moved to larger cities' race tracks. Brush is a great place to live and work!
Russell D. Croft