New Denver Survey shows residents happy with quality of life

A recent survey of the New Denver Area showed a lot of positives.

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute partnered with the Village of New Denver to conduct the study, which found the vast majority of residents are satisfied with their quality of life, plan to stay, would recommend the area to others, and see a bright future for the community.

Nadine Raynolds with the CBRDI says they had a great response, from both full and part time residents.

Raynolds says while residents were happy with amenities, they want to make sure assets and services are maintained, and expanded on...and for the most part residents wanted to see more resources spent on economic development initiatives.

There were also some concerns related to housing availability and affordability.

She says the findings are useful for user groups taking on community or economic development work.