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A Wonderful Place To Call Home

Named by Money Magazine as the best place in the country to live, Fort Collins is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado and is home to Colorado State University, a vibrant economic environment,  tremendous recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions, a vibrant nightlife scene, state of the art medical facilities and family living that is second to none.  Read more on Fort Collins below or explore the many Homes For Sale Fort Collins has to offer.


Fort Collins Education

Home to Colorado State University and Front Range Community College, Fort Collins also features Poudre School District, ranked as one of the top public school districts in the state.  There are also many private school choices available.

 

Doing Business In Fort Collins

Fort Collins offers an outstanding entrepreneurial business environment with over 20 Fortune 500 companies located in the immediate area.  The region offers a deep and talented workforce, 45% of the population of Larimer County has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

Living In Fort Collins: Fort Collins Real Estate

From a vibrant “downtown” to sprawling suburbs to outlying farm and ranch properties, Fort Collins offers a diverse range of lifestyle options.  Search For Fort Collins Real Estate

 

Honors And Awards (Courtesy of The City Of Fort Collins Website)

  • Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists – May 2013
  • Gold Level Certification: Solar Friendly Communities – Apr 2013
  • 2012 Tree City USA: The Arbor Day Foundation – Apr 2013
  • Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government recognizing the Sustainability Services Area formation: Alliance For Innovation – Mar 2013
  • 4th Healthiest Mid-Size City in U.S.: 2012 Gallup-Healthways Survey – Feb 2013
  • 2012 Project Award Winner, Re-construction of the SH 392 & I-25 Interchange: American Public Works Association, Colorado Chapter – Jan 2013
  • 2012 Top Downtown in the Country: Livability.com – Nov 2012
  • Ranked 3rd on Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report: AllState – Sep 2012
  • One of the Ten Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers: Yahoo! Travel.com – Jul 2012
  • Ranked 3rd in the nation on Best Places to Do Business list: Forbes.com – Jun 2012
  • Ranked 11th on America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities: Bicycle Magazine – May 2012
  • Fort Collins-Loveland, Third Skinniest Metro Area on the Well-Being Index: Gallup and Healthways – Mar 2012
  • Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, winner of two “Best in Colorado” awards: Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association – Mar 2012
  • One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire: CBS Money Watch – Feb 2012
  • Ranked First, Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company – Sep 2011
  • Ranked 3rd on the Best Bicycle Cities list: League of American Bicyclists and TheStreet.com – Aug 2011
  • One of the top 15 Best Places for triathletes to live and train: Triathlete Magazine – Aug 2011
  • Ranked 5th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes – Jun 2011
  • Fort Collins, One of the Top 10 Cities Adopting Smart Grid Technology: U.S.News and World Report – May 2011
  • Top Colorado City for Job Growth, Fort Collins-Loveland: 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth, newgeography.com – May 2011
  • One of the Top Ten Places to Retire in the Nation: Charles Schwab’s On Investing – Apr 2011
  • Third Happiest Metro Region, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index – Mar 2011
  • 2011 Governor’s Arts Award: Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade – Mar 2011
  • One of the Top 10 Best American cities to invest your real estate dollars in 2011: Trulia.com – Dec 2010
  • Named 5th Most Educated City in the country based on education levels of our adult population:Portfolio.com – Dec 2010
  • Fourth Best State for Business, Colorado: Forbes magazine – Oct 2010
  • One the Top 25 Best Places to Retire: CNNMoney.com – Sep 2010
  • One of the Top 10 Best College Towns: Small-Sized Cities Category, USA Today – Sep 2010
  • One of the top six ‘Smarter Cities’ for Energy: Natural Resources Defense Council, (population 100,000-249,999) – Aug 2010
  • 6th Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine – Jul 2010
  • One of the Most Underrated Cities in the West: Life.com – Jun 2010
  • One of the Greatest Places to Live in the West: American Cowboy magazine – Apr 2010
  • Ranked 4th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes – Apr 2010
  • One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations: National Trust for Historic Preservation – Feb 2010
  • Ranked 3rd ‘Smarter City’ for sustainability: Natural Resources Defense Council – Jul 2009
  • Named one of 10 Great Places for Entrepreneurs to Retire: Forbes – Jun 2009
  • Ranked 1st Best Place to Live and Work for Young Professionals (pop. 100,000-200,000): Next Generation Consulting – Mar 2009
  • Named 2nd Best Metro for Business and Careers: Forbes magazine – Mar 2009
  • Ranked 7th Best Midsize Metro in the nation: bizjournals.com – Mar 2009
  • One of Top 20 Places to Thrive: Best Boomer Towns – Feb 2009
  • Ranked 10th Best-Educated City in America: Forbes magazine – Nov 2008
  • One of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids: Business Week – Nov 2008
  • LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center: U.S. Green Build Council – Oct 2008
  • Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists – Sep 2008
  • 2nd Best Place to Live: Money magazine – Aug 2008
  • One of 8 Enriching Towns for Art and Music Lovers: Where to Retire magazine – Apr 2008
  • Named 3rd Best Place for Business and Career: Forbes magazine – Mar 2008
  • Ranked 39th Best Place to Live and Launch a Business: CNN/Money – Mar 2008
  • Top 10 Digital Cities: Center for Digital Government – Sep 2007
  • One of 30 Fast Cities, due to innovation and creativity of workforce: Fast Company magazine – Jul 2007
  • 9th Best Place to Invest in Real Estate: Business 2.0 – May 2007
  • Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups: Kiplinger’s magazine – Mar 2007
  • Named a Preserve America Community: First Lady Laura Bush – Mar 2007
  • One of America’s Most Walkable Small Cities: msn.com – Mar 2007
  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes magazine – Mar 2007
  • Fort Collins listed among the Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups: Kiplinger magazine – Mar 2007
  • Fort Collins Ranked 4th among College Towns With Great Golf: Business Week Online (Golf Digest)– Nov 2006
  • Fort Collins came in 9th on “Where to Buy Now”: Business 2.0 magazine – Nov 2006
  • #1 Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine – Aug 2006
  • Listed as 23rd among 63 Hot Mid-Sized Cities for Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneur magazine – Aug 2006
  • Fort Collins is one of the 50 Best Places to Live (ranked 34th): Kiplinger’s magazine – Jun 2006
  • Seated as the 6th Best Places for Business and Career: Forbes magazine – May 2006
  • Ranked 2nd (moved up from 9th place in 2005) for having the Safest Drivers: Allstate Insurance – May 2006
  • Rated as the 6th most Affordable Communities/Best Places to Raise Your Family: Frommer’s – May 2006
  • Fort Collins received the Preserve America Grant: – Mar 2006
  • Fort Collins is one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People: America’s Promise – Sep 2005
  • City of Fort Collins earns “Bicycle Friendly Community” national award: League of American Bicyclists – Aug 2005
  • American Dream Town. Fort Collins rated as one of the Best Towns in the U.S.: Outside Magazine – Aug 2005
  • Fort Collins drivers are the ninth best in the nation: Allstate Insurance Company’s (“America’s Best Drivers Report.”) – Jun 2005
  • Fort Collins & Larimer County Named Top Nature-Friendly Communities: – Jun 2005
  • Selected as 4th best place to live in the United States: Men’s Journal – Apr 2005
  • City of Fort Collins selected as “Top Retirement Spot”: Where to Retire magazine – Apr 2005