Homes for Sale Fort Collins – Northern Colorado

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Homes for sale in Fort Collins Colorado
Fort Collins is a vibrant
community of 145,000 set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles
north of Denver, CO.
As a regional center for employment, shopping, and
healthcare, Fort Collins
offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger
city.  With an average of 300 days of
sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort
Collins residents enjoy pleasant weather
year-round.  Fort Collins is an active community. From
musical concerts and powerful plays to food and beer tasting extravaganzas, Fort Collins has it
all.  Indoor and outdoor activities are
enjoyable in every season.
Money Magazine ranked Fort Collins
as the “Best Place
to Live” in America
in 2006.  Please click here to see all Fort Collins recognitions
Demographics:
Fort Collins is the fourth
largest city in the State of Colorado, with an
estimated population of 145,000, including 26,000 students at Colorado State
University.  Fort
Collins’ population is well-educated, with 44% of
residents having a high school degree and 48% of them holding a bachelor’s
degree.  Household median income of
$45,846.  Please click here for more
demographics.
Climate and Proximity:
Fort Collins,
with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, low humidity, and moderate
winters, enjoys a mild climate year-round.
The area receives approximately 16 inches of rain and 59 inches of snow
per year.  The average high temperature
during the summer months 83.5 degrees.
In the winter months, it is 44.0 degrees.
Fort Collins sits at the base
of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, approximately 65 miles north of Denver CO and 45 miles
south of Cheyenne, WY.  Fort Collins’ elevation
is 5,003 ft. above sea level.
History:
Fort Collins began as an army
camp along the banks of the Poudre
River.  In 1867, the camp was dismantled, and the
army moved out of the area.  Although the
military was gone, a settlement remained.
In 1873, the city of Fort
Collins was founded.
Over the years, Fort Collins
has grown and changed, but you can still see reminders of the past in the
Historic Old Town District and many other sites around the area.  Colorado
State University’s
began in the 1870’s, when the institution was founded as the Agricultural
College of Colorado.  For more
information on local history, see the Fort Collins
Museum and Discovery Science
Center’s local historical
archives.
On September 24, 2004, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of
Commerce celebrated its 100th anniversary, making it one of the oldest
established organizations in Fort
Collins.
 Education:
Fort Collins offers one of
the best educational environments available in the United States.  Poudre
School District students
exceed the state average by 9 to 19 percentage points in the proficient and
advanced categories for reading, writing, math, and science on the rigorous
CSAP tests and scored above the state on the 11th grade ACT assessment.
Colorado
State University
gives students a tremendous range of educational opportunities from
undergraduate to graduate and professional programs.  Colorado
State University
was founded in 1870 as the state’s only land grant institution.  Today, over 100 undergraduate programs are
offered in a curriculum that ranges from liberal arts to veterinary
sciences.  CSU has over 26,000 students
that come from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries.  In addition to being Fort
Collins’ largest employer, CSU positively impacts the cultural
aspects of Fort Collins.
World-renowned speakers, sporting events, and cultural celebrations all help to
give Fort Collins
a personality you will love.
Front Range
Community College offers
a college curriculum as well as programs in vocational and technical
areas.  Thousands of students attend the
college in pursuit of the 22 associate of art degrees, 17 high school programs,
and 25 occupational degrees.  The Fort Collins campus is
the second largest and most rapidly growing community college in the
state.
Lifestyle:
Colorado has earned a
worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado.
Exciting recreation and sports activities, festivals, cultural activities,
high-quality healthcare and great senior accommodations make Fort Collins a choice place to live.
From activities for the extreme athlete to the leisurely
weekend enthusiast, Fort Collins
has it all.  In town, residents take
advantage of 820 acres of developed park land, including 6 community parks and
44 neighborhood/pocket parks as well as 29 miles of trails offering scenic
views of the Poudre River and the beautiful Rocky
Mountains.
Golfers of all abilities love Fort Collins’ eight beautiful golf
courses and everyone will enjoy swimming, figure skating or playing hockey at
the popular EPIC (Edora Pool and Ice Center).
If you want to escape the city limits, your favorite ski resorts and
cross-country trails are in your backyard and summertime offers opportunities
for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping and more.  Trout fishing and whitewater rafting are
popular activities on the nearby Cache
la PoudreRiver.
There is no better place than Fort Collins for spectator sports.  Colorado
State University
fans delight in watching the popular Rams football, basketball and volleyball
teams.  A short drive to Denver puts you in the seats of a Denver
Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies or Denver Nuggets game.  The annual Greeley Stampede in Greeley and the nationally-acclaimed Cheyenne Frontier
Days in Wyoming
are popular summer day trips.
 Healthcare:
As a regional center for medicine, Fort Collins is home to thousands of general
practitioners and specialists of every kind.
Poudre Valley Health System is Fort
Collins’ full-service medical center.  With 72 specialties, the hospital is able to
provide the quality of care often found only in larger cities.  Nearly 2000 health care professionals give
patients personalized care using the most up-to-date technologies and
procedures.
In 2008, Poudre Valley Health System received the Malcolm
Baldridge National Quality Award.  The
Malcolm Baldridge award continues to drive improvement at PVHS, which
ultimately leads to better patient care.
PVHS was the only healthcare organization to receive this award.  For more information on Poudre Valley Health
System, please click here.
Columbine Health Systems is a locally owned and operated
healthcare network that has been providing services since 1971 that focus on
addressing the comfort and safety of seniors. Services include skilled nursing
and rehabilitation facilities as well as independent and assisted living
options.
Northern
Colorado Rehabilitation
Hospital provides
comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation services to patients with
functional deficits resulting from injury or illness.  The Northern Colorado
Long Term
Acute Hospital
provides advanced long-term acute care, including high observation/critical
care, for patients who require time to heal from catastrophic injury or
illness.
Cultural Activities:
Cultural events and festivals abound in Fort Collins.
Local performing groups include Canyon Concert Ballet, the Fort Collins
Symphony Orchestra, the OpenStage Theatre Company,  and the Bas Bleu Theatre Company.  In 2011, The Lincoln Center will unveil its
first expansion/renovation, providing residents with a first-class performing
arts center.
The Historic Old Town District is home to numerous events,
including the annual New West Fest in August, Saint Paddy’s Day parade and the
Concert Under the Stars summer series.
For a community calendar, please click here.
Senior Living:
Seniors will find excellent amenities designed to suit their
specific needs in Fort Collins.  Housing choices are numerous and a variety of
programs offer employment, volunteer and educational opportunities.  The City of Fort Collins
runs numerous activities through its Senior
Center.  Programs include arts and crafts, fitness,
computer training and outdoor recreation.
Day trips to popular destinations in Northern
Colorado are also done through the Center.
Shopping:
A variety of choices make Fort Collins a great place to shop.
The Foothills Mall, offers residents a large variety of
local stores and nationwide retailers, including Sears and Macy’s, as well as a
variety of smaller shops.
Historic
Old Town,
boasts local specialty stores and restaurants in an outdoor pedestrian mall.
Front RangeVillage, Fort Collins
newest outdoor mall is located on the southern edge of Fort Collins and is home to SuperTarget,
Lowe’s, Babies & Toys R Us, and several smaller retailers.  Front
Range Village
also includes the Council Tree Library.
For a complete list of retailers, please visit our
membership directory.
Dining:
With more restaurants per capita than most cities in the
nation, Fort Collins
offers a great selection of places to satisfy your appetite.  From spicy Mexican to delicious Italian and
exotic Vietnamese, you can try a different cuisine every day.  And don’t forget to try a great hamburger and
beer from one of the local microbreweries.
Fort Collins
is home to Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins Brewery and New Belgium Brewing
Company as well as many others. Fort
Collins’ local restaurants, combined with nationwide
chains, provide endless choices of different styles of food to satisfy
everyone’s cravings.
To view a complete listing of restaurants, please visit our
membership directory or visit http://www.ftcollins.com.
Quality of Life:
Click here for a living report on the quality of life in LarimerCounty.
The Compass site pulls together data from various sources that indicate
our community’s social, economic, and environmental health.
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