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Horsetooth Reservoir

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Horsetooth Reservoir

Area Information on Horsetooth Resevoir in Fort Collins, CO

Horsetooth Reservoir is a picturesque niche community within the Northern Colorado city of Fort Collins.

The reservoir got its name from Horsetooth Mountain, a summit in the foothills just southwest of the reservoir.

This part of the city is surrounded by more than a thousand acres of public lands, offering a plethora of outdoor recreational amenities, including:

  • Scuba diving
  • Rock climbing
  • Water skiing
  • Camping
  • Wakeboarding

Horsetooth Reservoir is part of the Colorad-Big Thompson Project, which aims to divert water in order to allow for additional drinking water, irrigation and hydropower generation.

Consequently, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Northenr Colorado Water Conservancy District jointly operate this reservoir in terms of managing water levels for irrigation and industry use.

Meanwhile, Larimer County manages the reservoir for recreational uses.

Horsetooth Reservoir Real Estate for Sale

The 6.5 mile Horesetooth Reservoir is conveniently located between the two fine Northern Colorado communities of Fort Collins and Loveland.

Thus, residents living in Horsetooth Reservoir have convenient access to all of the shopping, dining and entertainment facilities that those two communities have to offer.

Properties in the Horsetooth Reservoir community often sell for anywhere from $150,000 to $700,000, and can feature anywhere from 900 to 4,000 square feet of living space.

Since the reservoir is relatively new, many of these homes in this area are custom built and are situated within upscale, large land track communities.

Education in Horesetooth Reservoir

School-aged children living near the reservoir are served by several outstanding public schools, including:

  • Johnston Elementary School
  • McGraw Elementary School
  • Webber Junior High School
  • Rocky Mountain High School

In addition, there are a number of post-secondary institutions nearby, such as Colorado State University.

Recreational Amenities in Horsetooth Reservoir

As previously mentioned, this Fort Collins reservoir is closely tied to water recreational amenities, such as boating and kayaking.

The area is also popular among those who like to engage in the sport of bouldering.

Other recreational opportunities at Horsetooth Reservoir include:

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing

Investing in Fort Collins Real Estate at Horsetooth Reservoir

If you want to live in a community that encourages you to make the most of the Great Outdoors, then Horsetooth Reservoir may be just the community for you!

Contact us today to inquire about available homes for sale in this unique Fort Collins area.

You may also want to take a few moments to browse some of some of our online home-buying tools, such as:

And if you’re already living in Horsetooth Reservoir and considering selling, contact us, yourFort Collins real estate experts as well for helpful home-selling advice, such as how to calculate the value of your Horsetooth Reservoir home!


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    Number of households 72,461
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    Avg. year dwelling build 1983
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    Population 182,010
    Population Density 752
    Median Age 34
    Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $264,882
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