Fort Collins is a place filled with delightful contradictions. It’s a modern city that has a deep respect for nature. It has a thriving tech and craft brewing industry. Is it any wonder why so many people have fallen in love with Fort Collins? For a deeper look at what makes this city so special, below are six reasons to move here:
It’s One of the Best Cities to Live In
But don’t just take our word for it. Instead, take a look at Livability’s 2018 list where Fort Collins ranked 14th. Or visit CNN’s 2010 Best Places to Live list, which ranked our city 6th. Why do we rank so high on these esteemed lists? Because of its proximity to the outdoors, great cultural events, and ideal location, just to name a few.
It’s a Great City for Families
Buying a home is more than just purchasing a roof over your head—it’s about finding the best place to raise your brood. Luckily, Fort Collins has high-ranking public and private elementary and secondary schools. It is also home to the renowned Colorado State University. And your family will never run out of great activities to enjoy, thanks to attractions like the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
It’s a Thriving Housing Market
A house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and its value stands to grow due to Fort Collins’ growing real estate sector. This growth is fueled by the city’s thriving economy that attracts more people to buy homes and live here. It’s no wonder, then, why Realtor.com, SmartAsset, and WalletHub all ranked Fort Collins as one of the top real estate markets in the country.
It’s a Hot Job Market
Speaking of a thriving economy, Fort Collins has one of the best job markets in the country. Proof of this is the 1.8% unemployment rate, which indicates that most people find gainful employment here. You’ll also have diverse career options here, thanks to major employers such as Colorado State University, Hewlett-Packard, and Water Pik. If you’re an ambitious professional, this city is just what you’re looking for.
It’s a Beer Lover’s Haven
Did you know that Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, is headquartered in Fort Collins? Not only that, craft breweries such as Coopersmith’s, Odell, and New Belgium Brewing Company all call this city home. Moreover, Fort Collins also has some of the best pubs to hang out in, including Mayor of Old Town, Forge Publick House, and Hop Grenade, just to name a few. Indeed, this is a city that knows how to work hard and play hard.
It’s Close to Nature
Fort Collins has all the conveniences of a city, but still maintains a close relationship with nature. Explore 29 miles of stunning biking trails around the area. Get out your fishing rod and catch some trout in the majestic Cache la Poudre River. Set up camp and go stargazing at Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay Campgrounds. Nature lovers are sure to feel right at home in Fort Collins.
It’s easy to see why Fort Collins consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the country. And you too can call it home. If you’d like to look at available real estate here, just contact me, Matthew Curry, at 970-889-0307 or email at matt(at)welcometonoco(dotted)com.