Thinking of Moving to Fort Collins?
Meet 8z Real Estate. We all want to find the right home in the ideal community without feeling overwhelmed. The real estate process doesn’t have to become daunting. With more accessibility to online resources, we wanted to provide you with a practical insight of where you may relocate. Here is what one of our Colorado real estate agents said about the Fort Collins area.
What’s it like to live in Fort Collins?
It’s like living in an endless hub of activities. You’ll see why Money Magazine ranked Fort Collins as one of the best places to live since there are always people heading outdoors to go white water rafting or hike the trails at the Rocky Mountains. It sort of merges into an endless amount of job opportunities, especially with Colorado State University and the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, being two of the city’s top employers. You get to work hard and play hard in Fort Collins.
What types of homes are in Fort Collins?
You can’t really describe the Fort Collins real estate market in one sentence. Both the home styles and the amenities vary by the neighborhood, so if you prefer a certain architecture or want to be close to certain parks or restaurants, I’d recommend speaking to one of our Fort Collins agents to narrow down your search.
Some neighborhoods near downtown give you easy access to shops, restaurants and Greenbriar Park, as well as having stunning views of the mountains from your backyard patio and hot tub. Another neighborhood, Ridgewood Hills is within walking distance to the schools and only 10 minutes away from I-25, making your commute easier. If you want amenities on-site, Huntington Hills features more than 325 homes within its community along with a community pool, tennis court, and a clubhouse, as well as being next to the 99-acre Fossil Creek Community Park.
What’s unique about Fort Collins?
Fort Collins produces the most beer in the entire state of Colorado. The city’s breweries offer their own personalized flavors in their ales, which you can sample at the brewery. In addition, during the last weekend in June, the annual Colorado Brewers Festival occurs in the Old Town area of Fort Collins and features only the finest Colorado breweries.
Where are the good schools in Fort Collins?
With over 50 schools throughout the district, I’d suggest, selecting a neighborhood first. While we can’t highlight all of them for you, here are some of the best schools in the area:
- Dunn Elementary School | Grades K-5 | 501 South Washington Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525
- Harris Bilingual Immersion School | Grades K-5 | 501 East Elizabeth Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
- Webber Middle School | Grades 6-8 | 4201 Seneca Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526
- Centennial High School | Grades 9-12| 330 East Laurel Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
In Fort Collins, you’ll also find Colorado State University, which is well-known for its agricultural programs though they offer over 200 degree programs. If you’re passionate about football, I’d recommend taking your family to a Colorado State Rams game.
What are the best things to do in Fort Collins?
Besides visiting various breweries, I’d say Fort Collins is known for its outdoorsy and nature activities. From numerous parks and hiking trails to fly fishing for trout along the Cache la Poudre River, you’ll always find something to do. From May to September, people ride the rapids along the river and experience the scenery and a thrill.
You’ll find so much to explore in Fort Collins, including four botanical gardens, art galleries, and historical museums, not to mention traveling Broadway shows and local performances. The historical district, known as “Old Town,” entices both residents and tourists, since they recognize it from Disneyland’s Main Street USA. You’ll find historical buildings, antique shops, and old-fashioned candy shops.
Is Fort Collins right for me?
If you want to experience the ultimate cultural experience and never run out of new things to try, then Fort Collins is for you. Fort Collins is often referred to as the “cultural capital” of Northern Colorado. If Fort Collins meets your lifestyle and needs, I’d suggest contacting a real estate agent at your earliest convenience. That way we can begin the process of getting you into an ideal neighborhood that matches your lifestyle.