Thinking About Moving to Platteville?
Meet 8z Real Estate. Whether moving across town or across the country, picking up stakes and relocating can be intimidating—and stressful. Finding the perfect place to call home doesn’t have to be trying, though. We know the area; this is our home. And you just might want to make it yours, too. Get an insider’s view of Platteville from one of our real estate agents:
What’s it like to live in Platteville?
It’s small-town living with big-city amenities. The population of Platteville itself is less than 3,000, but given its strategic location only 15 miles south of Greeley, social, recreational, and cultural activities abound. Platteville has the benefit of being at the intersection of two major highways, and that makes commuting easy—Denver is only 45 minutes away.
Platteville residents appreciate the vast open spaces and take full advantage of the outdoors, whether it’s hiking, skiing, biking, boating or fly fishing in the historic South Platte River. Unemployment is low in Platteville, which is seeing positive job growth. And did I mention cost of living? It’s lower than the national average, and true housing deals can still be found.
What types of homes are in Platteville?
Compact as Platteville is, there’s no shortage of housing diversity in this charming town. Classic Colorado ranch-style homes are popular, and in town you’ll find stunning older traditional homes in a variety of architectural styles, thoughtfully restored or remarkably well preserved. A number of planned communities have been developed in Platteville, and there you’ll find spacious, well-designed houses amid bridle trails, a nature preserve or, in the case of Beebe Draw Farms, a boating lake and tennis and basketball courts.
One common point unifies almost all of the homes in Platteville: a deep appreciation for nature. Lots are typically sizable, and wide swaths of green are plentiful. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a Platteville resident who doesn’t have an unimpeded view of majestic snowy mountain peaks.
What’s unique about Platteville?
What makes Platteville unique is its small-town charm. It’s hardly Mayberry, where everyone knows everyone else’s business, but it has the best attributes of small-town living: Neighbors take time to greet one another. Retailers run small shops that have been there for years, and the local restaurants serve real food to real people—with a little friendly conversation thrown in if you like. Maybe it’s the absence of city commotion, or maybe stress levels are just lower, but there’s a palpable sense of contentment here.
Where are the good schools in Platteville?
Public schools serving Platteville are part of the Weld County school district.
- Gilcrest Elementary School | Grades PK-5 | 1175 Birch Street, Gilcrest, CO 80623
- South Valley Middle School | Grades 6-8 | 1004 Main Street, Platteville, CO 80651
- Valley High School | Grades 9-12 | 1001 Birch Street, Gilcrest, CO 80623
Post-secondary education is close, too. The University of Northern Colorado, with a suburban campus in nearby Greeley, offers 100 undergraduate programs and over 100 graduate programs with favorable in-state tuition.
What are the best things to do in Platteville?
If you like to stay active, Platteville is an ideal area for you, since all-seasons recreational opportunities seem limitless, whether you’re into hiking, climbing, tubing, swimming, horseback riding or just enjoying nature. In town, take advantage of the community center and fitness center. Nearby, the Greeley Creative District coordinates theaters, performance spaces, art galleries and even an ice-skating arena.
Head south to the Denver area to take in a Rockies, Broncos or Nuggets game. Or go west to Boulder for unique high-end shopping and elegant dining. What we like about Platteville—and what we think you’ll like, too—is its location. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in town, you can easily find it nearby.
Is Platteville right for me?
If you like the thought of having room to breathe and being removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, Platteville would certainly be worth considering. It’s a small town but not a sleepy town—its energy and excitement are contagious. Open spaces, breathtaking vistas, and an active lifestyle all contribute to its uniqueness. We think there’s a good chance you’ll feel right at home here.
I hope this has helped you become acquainted with Platteville and all that it can offer you. You know, gold was first discovered in the South Platte River in 1858, starting the Pike’s Peak gold rush. Who knows? With the help of one of our real estate agents you just might find your own treasure.