foco winter lightsPeople often ask, “Why live in Fort Collins?”  Our response is usually, “Visit once and you’ll know why”.  Home to Colorado State University and situated on the foothills along the Poudre River, Fort Collins is a charming and thriving community.  The centerpiece of the community is a bustling downtown center, “Old Town”, that plays host to dozens of concerts, community events and gatherings.  On top of all the events, it is the heart of the shopping, restaurant and brewery scene in Fort Collins.  Fort Collins is a city that is consistently improving.  With forward thinking leadership, Fort Collins has been an excellent place to do business, and is home to several nationally recognized corporations like Anheuser Busch, Hewlett Packard, and Woodward.  Owning a home in Fort Collins has always been a safe and secure investment.  In the past two decades, Fort Collins has often been deemed best place to live, retire, raise a family or do business.  Locals will be quick to tell you that the outdoor activities are second to none and with the 300+ days of sunshine, you’ll get plenty of time to enjoy everything outdoorsy.  Come give us a visit, and while you’re in town let us know how we can help you find the very best the city has to offer.  You’ll be happy you did.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Fort Collins

  1. Sunshine and Recreation – As mentioned above, Fort Collins has unparalleled recreational opportunities.  High temperatures average only 85 degrees during the summer and a mild 45 degrees in the winter making Fort Collins a perfect climate to enjoy hiking, climbing, mountain biking, watersports, fishing, golf, winter activities or anything else you can imagine.
  2. Stable and Diverse Economy – Fort Collins doesn’t experience the booms and busts that you see in less steady markets mainly due to our diverse economy.  Major sectors like healthcare, education, tech, finance, and agriculture are all perfectly balanced to create our local economy.  Add to that we have a highly educated and skilled workforce.
  3. Food, Drinks and Fun – You can’t come to Fort Collins without experiencing our entertainment scene.  Beer culture dominates Fort Collins, home to half a dozen local craft brewers.  A fantastic restaurant scene  compliments the beer crowd, and we’ve got more festivals and events than you could imagine.  Visit Fort Collins and you’ll be certainly entertained.
  4. Colorado State University – At the heart of our community, Colorado State has long been the backbone of Fort Collins.  A top notch research university, CSU is home to one of the nation’s best Vet programs, among other majors.  On top of the fact that CSU is Fort Collins’ largest employer, the students help to keep the city hip, energetic and vibrant.
  5. Highly Ranked School System – The Poudre School District is consistently at the top of state ranks in both standardized test scores, and overall parent, teacher and student satisfaction.

Fort Collins Awards and Accolades

We’re not the only ones who love Fort Collins! For a complete list of all the awards, accolades, recognition and honors Fort Collins has recieved, please click here.

2015

MSN.com – 8th Best City For Jobs

2014

Money Magazine – #3 Most Content Workers

Time Magazine – #1 Most Satisfied People

USA Today – #2 Best Cycling Towns

NerdWallet – 9th Best Place For Homeowners

USA Today – #3 in Overall Well-Being

SmartAsset – #10 College Town

PetSmart – #1 City for Pet Lovers

Forbes – 5th Best Places for Business and Careers

2013

Forbes – #7th Best Place for Business

Kauffman Foundation – #2 High Tech Start Up Density

Gallup – 4th Healthiest Mid-Sized City

2012

Livability – #1 Best Downtown

Forbes – 3rd Best Place For Business

CBS Money Watch – Top 10 Best Places to Retire

2011

Forbes – 5th Best Place for Business

Schwab – Top Ten Places to Retire

Gallup – 3rd Happiest Metro Region

Trulia – Top 10 Metro to Invest in Real Estate

2010

Forbes – #4 Best Place For Business

Portfolio.com 5th Most Educated City

USA Today – Top 10 Best College Towns

Money Magazine – 6th Best Place to Live

Life.com – 6th Most Underated Cities in the West

2009

Forbes – #2 Best Place For Business

Boomer Towns – Best Place to Retire

Forbes – Top 10 Places for Entreprenuers to Retire

Next Gen Consulting – #1 Best Place for Young Pros

BizJournals.com – 7th Best Mid-Size Metro

2008

Business Week – 7th Best Place to Raise Kids

Money Magazine – 2nd Best Place to Live

Outdoor Life – 14th Best Town for Outdoorsmen

Offbeat Travel – Top 5 Offbeat Cities

Fortune – 39th Best Place to Live and Launch a Business

Forbes – 10th Most Educated City

2007

Kiplingers – Best College Towns For Grown-Ups

Forbes – 28th Best For Business

CNN Money – 9th Best Place to Invest In Real Estate

2006

Money Magazine – #1 Best Place to Live

Forbes – 7th Smartest Cities

Frommers – 6th Best Place to Raise a Family


Don’t just take our word for it.  To really be able to experience all that Fort Collins has to offer, you’ll need to visit.  Once you do, we’re thinking you’ll want to call it home.  We’d like the opportunity to talk to you about your Fort Collins relocation.  We’ll make it easy to fall in love with our unique city.   If you’re interested in making a move to Fort Collins, give us a call today.

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