Fort Collins has it all! It is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and retire in the United States. Here are some examples:
Ranked 3rd in the nation on Best Places to Do Business list: Forbes.com - June 2012
Ranked 10th on America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities: Bicycle Magazine- May 2012
One of the Top 10 Places to Retire: CBS Money Watch - February 2012
Ranked 6th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes- June 2011
One of the top 15 Places to Retire in the Nation: Charles Schwab's on Investing April 2011
One of the Top 10 Best American cities to invest your real estate dollars in 2011: Trulia.com December 2010
In 2010 named 6th "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine.
In 2008 named 2nd "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine.
In 2006 named the "Best Place to Live" by Money Magazine.
Nestled against the foothills to the west, Fort Collins has a wonderful four season climate. It features low humidity, moderate temperatures, and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
We are located 60 miles north of Denver, 35 miles south of Cheyenne, and just an hour away from the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The population is 157,000 (2015 estimate), and the altitude is 5003 feet.
Fort Collins frequently is ranked among the top cities to relocate to and with good reason. Our economy is excellent with many diversified high tech industries. Recreational opportunities abound in the Rocky Mountains for skiing, hiking, and fishing. In town, Fort Collins has miles
of bike trails for riding and walking. The area is also rich with parks and recreational programs.
Colorado State University gives us the wonderful benefits that a college town can provide. CSU has eight colleges, and over 25,000 students. It boasts one of the best veterinary schools in the nation.
One of the things that stands out here is the friendliness of the community. It is truly a terrific place to live, raise a family, or to retire. It has something for everyone.