Fort Collins is continually ranked as one of the best places to live in Colorado making it one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Located next door to the Rocky Mountains and just a short drive north of Denver, Fort Collins has so much to offer its residents, from young singles to growing families and retired couples. If you are considering moving to the area, here are eight reasons to start your search for a new rental house in Fort Collins for living.
1. Stay Active in the Sunshine
Surrounded by picturesque scenery, Fort Collins is nestled right at the base of the Rocky Mountains. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Fort Collins is the perfect place for people that love to get outside. Whether you want to soak up some vitamin D or you’re looking for active outdoor adventures, Fort Collins offers a wide range of opportunities (find specific information by clicking here) from birdwatching to water activities. You’ll find an extensive selection of paved and unpaved trails for walking or hiking in addition to off-leash dog parks, beautiful open spaces and much more. If biking is your passion, Fort Collins allows you to easily bike throughout the city or get adventurous on one of the many mountain biking trails.
2. Enjoy Mother Nature
Just outside of the city is Horsetooth Reservoir, a beautifully scenic setting for hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, camping and more. Read more about all Horsetooth Reservoir has to offer by clicking here.
Lory State Park, which you can learn more about here, is also nearby offering over 26 miles of scenic hiking trails and beautiful sites for backcountry camping.
A short 35-mile drive allows you to spend time in the gorgeous scenery at Rocky Mountain National Park. With over 410 square miles of mountains and lakes, RMNP is open year-round. Click here for all that RMNP has to offer.
3. Emphasis on Health
A famously health-conscious community, Fort Collins makes it easy to focus on health, fitness, and wellness. Whether you prefer weightlifting or Cross Fit, Pilates or Orangetheory, Zumba or CycleBar, in the city you’ll find unending options for fitness. Fort Collins also offers fresh local produce at the Fort Collins Farmers Market and Winter’s Farmers Market.
4. Full of Family-Friendly Fun
In addition to the beautiful options for outdoor recreation, Fort Collins also offers over 50 parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, and sports fields within city limits. There’s also an extensive list of family-friendly attractions for days when it’s just too hot or too cold to be outside including the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
5. Fun, But Also a Great Place to Raise a Family
In 2018, Livability ranked Fort Collins as one of their 100 Best Places to Live, but also their number one pick for Best Cities for Families. Let us give you a few reasons why Fort Collins is a great place to raise a family:
- Great schools from public or charter to private
- Wonderful libraries
- Extensive selection of after-school programs, sports, and extracurricular activities
- Incredible support in terms of health, wellness, and childcare
6. Thriving Social Scene
Fort Collins doesn’t just cater to the interests and needs of young children. Fort Collins has the energy of a college-town combined with an eclectic mix of vibrant culture, bohemian spirit, sophisticated taste, farmhouse charm, and laid-back attitudes. Whether you’re walking the streets of Old Town, enjoying a beer at any of the 20+ breweries, or grabbing dinner at one of the many specialty restaurants or bars throughout the city, Fort Collins has countless options for a night out with friends or a day date with your significant other. Fort Collins is also home to a thriving music and arts scene with several music festivals, concerts and beautiful theatrical presentations throughout the year.
7. Steady Job Market
The number of successful local businesses and major corporations that have relocated, settled down, and been established in Fort Collins has created a healthy and steady job market. From health to hospitality, industrial to financial, academic to artistic, job opportunities are available in the city. In fact, the favorable job market is continually listed as one of the reasons why Fort Collins is one of the best places to live in the country. People also seem to be inclined toward shopping local and supporting small businesses, which has helped maintain and grow the economy of the city as well.
8. Colorado State University
Perhaps you’re reading this because you’re considering applying to Colorado State University. CSU is located at the heart of Fort Collins giving you all that the city has to offer in addition to all that the college can give you.
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