THE COMMUNITY OF FORT COLLINS
In the 1950’s Harper Goff, a former resident of Fort Collins found inspiration in the craftsmanship of Old Town Fort Collins along with Marceline, Missouri (Walt Disney’s hometown). He used this inspiration to create what is now known as Main Streed USA in the worldwide known theme park, Disneyland.
Fort Collins is home to immense recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions, a vibrant nightlife scene and endless family fun. Fort Collins has a countrywide repute as a community where the American dream comes true. From high-tech business opportunities to well-manicured mature landscaping, to thriving locally owned businesses this town exudes a healthy positive vibe.
Being home to Colorado State University has brought significant growth to the Fort Collins economy. Founded in 1870, CSU is located in the heart of Fort Collins with a campus consisting of 586 acres. You will find a plethora of historic buildings throughout Old Town Fort Collins, from mansions turned into businesses to sorority and fraternity houses that have been maintained to hold their historic beauty.
Visitors and residents of Fort Collins have access to the many award-winning breweries for tastings, tours and patio relaxing. Summer in Fort Collins brings festivals, one of which is hosted by a well-known brewery New Belgium Brewing; Tour de Fat is a fun packed bike parade that all residents are invited to participate in! You can also experience Bohemian Nights at New West Fest which features local and nationally known musicians.
In 2015 Forbes ranked Fort Collins as the #10 Best Place for Business and Careers, #21 in Job Growth and #14 in Education. Money Magazine featured Fort Collins as the #1 Best Place to live in their 2006 magazine. The mild climate, simplistic lifestyle, unlimited outdoor adventures, entertainment and top notch health care make Fort Collins one of the most desirable places to live in Northern Colorado.
Population: 161,175 (2015 estimate)
Climate: Fort Collins sees an average of 237 sunny days a year, with an average of 16 inches of precipitation and 47.2 inches of snowfall annually. The average high temperature in July hits 87⁰ with a low of 58⁰ while January sees an average high of 44⁰ and a low of 18⁰.
Geography: Fort Collins is 64.9 miles North of Denver, Colorado and about 40 miles South of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Religion: Fort Collins has over 100 churches with many different denominations: Assemblies of God(3), Baptist(8), Brethren(3), Catholic(6), Church of Christ(4), Episcopal(3), Evangelical(5), Foursquare(7), Lutheran(7), Non-Denominational(9), Presbyterian(2) and Wesleyan(2) to name a few.
Average Family Income: $73,437 (2014)
The Poudre School District has 29,053 enrolled students and over 50 schools. It ranks in the top 10 school districts in the state of Colorado. Colorado State University (CSU) has over 32,236 students and Front Range Community College (FRCC) has over 9,700 students on their Larimer Campus each year. Fort Collins also features several private and religious schools along with Montessori schools.
Fort Collins has over 40 parks, 56 public and private tennis courts, six golf courses, 16 baseball diamonds/football fields and several city and neighborhood pools. You can find boating at three area lakes, including Horsetooth State Park; situated on one of the state’s largest reservoirs.
You can find an array of white water rafting options, and take a guided rafting ride down the Poudre River. Hike or bike one of the many trails, picnic or camp at a nearby campsite or at Horsetooth Reservoir. Fort Collins is just a few hours’ drive from some of the best ski areas in the country! In a quick three hour trek you can reach Loveland Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail and Steamboat Springs.
In Denver, about an hour from Fort Collins, the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Rapids and Colorado Rapids Women play their home games.
Denver International Airport; the largest airport in the nation, is just an hour’s drive from Fort Collins. A quick drive up I-25 which connects to E-470 allows you a convenient and seamless trip to the fifth busiest airport in the U.S.
Fort Collins has state of the art health facilities available to residents, University of Colorado Health (UC Health) serves Northern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. These facilities have engrossed some of the nation’s finest physicians in most specialties. You will also find Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente along with many other family physicians in the area.
Larimer County has a total of 21 Fortune 500 companies, some of Fort Collins largest employers consists of Colorado State University, University of Colorado Health, New Belgium Brewing, OtterBox, Hewlett-Packard, Anheuser-Busch and Woodward Governor.
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|Median Age 5 yr Forecast||33|
|Median Age 10 yr Forecast||36|
|Closest Airport||Cheyenne Regional/jerry Olson Field|
|Closest Airport Distance||44 mi|
|Closest Sports Team||Colorado Rockies|
|Closest Sports Team Distance||55 mi|
|Closest Major City||Denver, Co|
This part contains all educational institutions in Fort Collins.
School Name Distance Type Grades Rating Bauder Elementary School 0.79 Public Preschool-5 - Beattie Elementary School 0.64 Public Preschool-5 - Beebe Christian School 0.87 Private Preschool-8 - Cottonwood Plains Elementary School 5.77 Public Preschool-5 - Discovery Montessori 3.74 Private Preschool-k - Front Range Baptist Academy 2.26 Private Preschool-12 - Fullana Learning Center 2.3 Public Preschool-preschool - Hearts In Hand Child Development Center 0.16 Private Preschool-k - Heritage Christian Academy 2.37 Private Preschool-12 4 Irish Elementary School 2.64 Public Preschool-5 - Kindercare Learning Center 2.33 Private Preschool-k - Kindercare Learning Center #1650 2.33 Private Preschool-k - Kruse Elementary School 2.03 Public Preschool-5 - Laurel Elementary School 1.33 Public Preschool-5 - Linton Elementary School 1.64 Public Preschool-5 - Little People's Landing Learning Ctrs, Inc. 4.31 Private Preschool-k - Mcgraw Elementary School 2.48 Public Preschool-5 - O'dea Elementary School 0.11 Public Preschool-5 - Olander Elementary School 1.09 Public Preschool-5 - Putnam Elementary School 2.44 Public Preschool-5 - Rivendell School Of Northern Colorado 0.77 Private Preschool-6 - Shepardson Elementary School 0.95 Public Preschool-5 - Spring Creek School 0.47 Private Preschool-k - St Joseph Catholic School 2.18 Catholic Preschool-8 - T.r. Paul Academy Of Arts & Knowledge 2.11 Public Preschool-5 - Tavelli Elementary School 4.06 Public Preschool-5 -
School Name Distance Type Grades Rating Beebe Christian School 0.87 Private Preschool-8 - Blevins Middle School 0.22 Public 6-8 - Boltz Middle School 0.99 Public 6-8 - Colorado Calvert Academy 1.63 Public K-8 - Cornerstone Christian School 1.78 Private 4-12 - Front Range Baptist Academy 2.26 Private Preschool-12 - Heritage Christian Academy 2.37 Private Preschool-12 4 Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School 3.64 Public 6-8 - Lab Elementary School For Creative Learning 1.54 Public K-12 - Lesher Middle School 0.91 Public 6-8 - Liberty Common Charter High School 0.41 Public 7-12 - Lincoln Middle School 2.92 Public 6-8 - Polaris Expeditionary Learning School 1.54 Public K-12 3 Poudre School District Global Academy 0.75 Public K-12 - Preston Middle School 2.59 Public 6-8 - Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools 0.5 Public K-12 4 St Joseph Catholic School 2.18 Catholic Preschool-8 - Webber Middle School 1.96 Public 6-8 -
School Name Distance Type Grades Rating Centennial High School 1.53 Public 9-12 - Colorado Early College Fort Collins 2.53 Public 9-12 - Cornerstone Christian School 1.78 Private 4-12 - Fort Collins High School 1.02 Public 9-12 4 Fossil Ridge High School 2.75 Public 9-12 4 Front Range Baptist Academy 2.26 Private Preschool-12 - Heritage Christian Academy 2.37 Private Preschool-12 4 Lab Elementary School For Creative Learning 1.54 Public K-12 - Liberty Common Charter High School 0.41 Public 7-12 - Polaris Expeditionary Learning School 1.54 Public K-12 3 Poudre Community Academy 2.31 Public 9-12 - Poudre High School 1.99 Public 9-12 4 Poudre School District Global Academy 0.75 Public K-12 - Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools 0.5 Public K-12 4 Rocky Mountain High School 0.67 Public 9-12 4
School Name Distance Type Grades Rating Beattie Elementary School 0.64 Public Preschool-5 - Cottonwood Plains Elementary School 5.77 Public Preschool-5 - Harris Bilingual Elementary School 1.25 Public K-5 - Irish Elementary School 2.64 Public Preschool-5 - Johnson Elementary School 1.84 Public K-5 - Linton Elementary School 1.64 Public Preschool-5 - Traut Core Elementary School 2.5 Public K-5 -
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