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Thinking About Moving to Sterling?

Meet 8z Real Estate.  Just like you, we’ve spent hundreds of hours looking at homes and scouting out neighborhoods. But it doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t have to do it alone. Now that you can check so many things online, we wanted you to get a good picture of where you are planning to move. Here is what one of our Sterling real estate agents had to say about the area:

I & M Building
By Jeffrey Beall

What’s it like to live in Sterling?

The name says it all. Sterling’s motto is “a Colorado treasure” and it will welcome you with an open heart. Under the clear, open skies of northeastern Colorado, the sun shines over 330 days a year. Living in Sterling, you’ll enjoy year-round outdoor activities and a lifestyle focused on heartland values for all ages.


What types of homes are in Sterling?

From turn-of-the-century historic homes to simple starter homes and custom-built properties, Sterling offers choices that can only come from a town with its history. Incorporated in 1884, a number of Sterling’s homes have Victorian charm and unique construction. This town’s prairie location and agricultural history mean that if you want land and a home, you can find a spacious ranch home with acreage just outside of town. No matter where you go in Sterling, you’ll be under the clear blue sky, with green grass, endless prairie, and gorgeous mature trees.

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What’s unique about Sterling?

Sterling blends its agricultural history with natural beauty and thanks to the sunny skies, year-round community, and outdoor activities. Complete with a “small town America” main street filled with shops and eateries, Sterling has been called the “Mecca” and “Crossroads” of the plains because it’s located on Interstate 76.

The Interstate is today’s version of the famous Overland Trail that once led covered wagons alongside the South Platte River. It’s no surprise that Sterling is the location of the Overland Trail Museum. Unlike a lot of other towns settled around the same time, Sterling has kept its historic homes and buildings in great condition, so it really is a high plains treasure.


Where are the good schools in Sterling?

Sterling is committed to a great education for its children and it’s also the location of one of the fastest-growing two year colleges in Colorado: Northeastern Junior College. The school district wants to prepare students for 21st century careers and has invested in new facilities and equipment.


Horse Drawn Carriage
By Kent Landerholm

What are the best things to do in Sterling?

You can get together with your neighbors and enjoy the simple pleasures, from the Logan County Fair to the Sugar Beet Days festival to rodeos, golf tournaments and car shows and fests. The sunny weather means you can run nearly year-round, including the November Turkey Trot. North Sterling State Park is prime space for water sports, including Sea-Doos and other watercraft. Fish away at some of the best fishing spots in the state.

With dozens of shorter and longer trails, Sterling is paradise for hikers and trail runners. If you’d rather spend time on the links, Sterling has two 18-hole golf courses waiting for you. The Pawnee National Grasslands are a wildlife paradise, especially for birders looking for migrants and natives on the plains.


Is Sterling right for me?

If you are looking for a town where you’ll find neighbors who love where they live, schools that care about their students, and historic buildings, Sterling is the right place for you. From its founding days located on the Overland Trail and deep agricultural roots still found in today’s rodeos, Sterling is a prairie gem that is welcoming to newcomers.

If you like what you’ve seen, contact one of our real estate agents when you get a chance. Talk to them about the kind of place you’d like to look at in Sterling and start looking for your own gem of a home in “Colorado’s treasure.”


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