Thinking of retiring or moving to Northern Colorado?  As relocation specialists for over 25 years in Northern Colorado, We look forward to assisting you with your move to Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Timnath, Windsor or Boulder.  Below we have added some chamber of commerce DATA on 3 Northern Colorado cities for your interests.  Please contact us anytime for more information 970.218.8300Mitch Weiner    

WELCOME TO FORT COLLINS COLORADO

Downtown Fort Collins

Set against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains 65 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming,  Fort Collins is a vibrant and active community. As a regional center for employment, shopping, and healthcare, Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with virtually all the amenities of a larger city.

Demographics:

Fort Collins is the fourth largest city in the State of Colorado, with an estimated population of 158,600, including 31,725 students at Colorado State University.  Fort Collins’ population is well-educated, with 44% of residents having a high school degree and 52.3% of them holding a bachelor’s degree.

Climate:

At 5,003 ft. above sea level and an average of 300 sun-filled days per year, low humidity, and moderate winters, Fort Collins enjoys a mild climate year-round.  The area receives approximately 16 inches of rain and 59 inches of snow per year.  The average high temperatures are 83.5 degrees during the summer and 44.0 degrees in winter..

Longs Peak in Fall

History:

Fort Collins began as an army camp along the banks of the Poudre River.  In 1867, the camp was dismantled, and the army moved out of the area.  Although the military was gone, a settlement remained.  In 1873, the city of Fort Collins was founded.  Over the years, Fort Collins has grown and changed, but you can still see reminders of the past in the Historic Old Town District and many other sites around the area.  Colorado State University’s began in the 1870’s, when the institution was founded as the Agricultural College of Colorado.  For more information on local history, see the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery local historical archives.

Lifestyle:

Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle, and Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado.  Exciting recreation and sports activities, festivals, cultural activities, high-quality healthcare and great senior accommodations make Fort Collins a choice place to live.

From activities for the extreme athlete to the leisurely weekend enthusiast, Fort Collins has it all.  In town, residents take advantage of 820 acres of developed park land, including 6 community parks and 44 neighborhood/pocket parks, golf, swimming and ice skating facilities, as well as 29 miles of trails offering scenic views of the Poudre River and the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

With more restaurants per capita than most cities in the nation, Fort Collins offers a great selection of places to satisfy your appetite.  From spicy Mexican to delicious Italian and exotic Vietnamese, you can try a different cuisine every day.

If you want to escape the city limits, your favorite ski resorts and cross-country trails are in your backyard and summertime offers opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping and more.  Trout fishing and whitewater rafting are popular activities on the nearby Cache la Poudre River.

There is no better place than Fort Collins for spectator sports.  Colorado State University fans delight in watching the popular Rams football, basketball and volleyball teams.  A short drive to Denver puts you in the seats of a Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies or Denver Nuggets game.  The annual Greeley Stampede in Greeley and the nationally-acclaimed Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming are popular summer day trips.

Open Streets 2015 - Elizabeth to Overland

Senior Living:

Seniors will find excellent amenities designed to suit their specific needs in Fort Collins.  Housing choices are numerous and a variety of programs offer employment, volunteer and educational opportunities.  The City of Fort Collins runs numerous activities through its Senior Center.  Programs include arts and crafts, fitness, computer training and outdoor recreation.  Day trips to popular destinations in Northern Colorado are also done through the Center.

Shopping:

A variety of choices make Fort Collins a great place to shop.

  • Foothills Mall
  • Historic Old Town
  • Front Range Village
  • Fort Collins Facts

    Overview

    Old Town Fort Collins
    • Fort Collins was founded as a military fort in 1864 and referred to as “Camp Collins.” The post was given the name in honor of Lt. Col. William 0. Collins, the popular commander of Ohio Cavalry troops whose headquarters were at Fort Laramie. Fort Collins was incorporated as a town in 1873.
    • Fort Collins is a home rule city with a Council/Manager form of government. The Council is made up of six district council members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term and a Mayor who is elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for a two-year term.
    • This rapidly urbanizing community operates under a sophisticated and comprehensive development plan and is a full-service city.
    • Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system.

    Location/Climate

    Mountain Ave to Old Town
    • Fort Collins is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River.
    • The city lies approximately 5,000 feet above sea level.
    • Residents enjoy a moderate, four season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and 14.5 inches of precipitation a year.
    • July is the average warmest month (Avg. High 86°F – Avg. Low 57°F)
    • January is the average coolest month (Avg. High 42°F – Avg. Low 14°F)

    Finances

    Trolley
    • Fort Collins’ unemployment rate is 3.1 percent (December 2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    • The City/State/County has a combined sales tax rate of 7.4 percent on general merchandise.
    • The City’s property tax rate is 9.797 mills.
    • The City’s biennial budget was accepted in November 2014.

    General Population Characteristics

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    • Fort Collins encompasses 56.78 square miles (2015) of area and has a total of 615 street miles (2015).
    • The current estimated number of housing units in Fort Collins is 65,518 (2015).
    • Fort Collins has a population of 158,600 (2015).
    • Median age is 29.3 years old.
    • Median household income is $53,359 (American Community Survey, 2008-2012).
    • Median family income is $76,341 (American Community Survey, 2008-2012).
    • Approximately 52.3% of the population has completed four or more years of college (American Community Survey, 2008-2012).

    Services And Amenities

    Museum of Discovery
    • The City maintains more than 600 acres of parks, 40,000 acres of natural areas, 20 miles of off-street hike/ bike trails, three golf courses, a racquet center, three swimming pools, an ice rink and a community center.
    • Fort Collins supports multiple transportation options including MAX Bus Rapid Transit, numerous bus routes including CSU and FLEX, and 200 miles of on-street bike lanes and off-street trails for pedestrians and bicycles.
    • The Lincoln Center is the City’s cultural arts center. Activities include professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children’s programs.
    • The Fort Collins Senior Center includes a pool, spa, gymnasium, track, billiards, crafts and a community media center/library.
    • The community library system (www.poudrelibraries.org) includes the Old Town Library, Council Tree Library and the Harmony Library, a join-use facility shared with Front Range Community College. The public libraries provide youth programs, computer labs and resources and information for Spanish-speaking citizens.
    • The Fort Collins Museum of Discoverydisplays the history of Fort Collins and Larimer County from prehistoric times to present day.
    • Fort Collins provides electric and water utilitiesto residents, with rates among the lowest in the state and nation. Fort Collins Utilities was also first in Colorado and among the first in the country to offer green energy to its customers. Fort Collins continually meets or surpasses all state and federal water quality standards.
    • The Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport is jointly owned by the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland. With over 1,100 acres and roughly 300 aircraft, the airport serves the private a corporate aviation needs of the Northern Front Range, as well as charter flights and flights for area collegiate football teams.
    • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

      Biking

      There is plenty of biking in Fort Collins, whether you want to cruise around town, go up into the mountains or bike down the Front Range.  Below are some biking resources.

      • Fort Collins Bike Library: The library is a free service for residents or visitors to Fort Collins. Members of the library can borrow bikes for as little as one hour or up to seven days.
      • Fort Collins Bike CO-OP:  The Fort Collins Bike Co-op is a community bike shop that teaches bicycle maintenance and repair as well as refurbishing and recycling old bikes.
      • Fort Collins Bike Map: Check out the city’s comprehensive bike map.

      Camping

      Below are resources you can use to find the perfect camping spot, whether it is up the Poudre Canyon or in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland.

      Dog Parks

      Fort Collins is home to several dog parks for our four-legged friends.  Many dog parks include fenced in areas for dogs to run off leash, drinking water and shelters, smaller fenced off areas for shy dogs.  For more information and rules regarding the dog parks, please visit the Fort Collins City Web site.

      Hiking

      There are roughly 29 miles of hiking trails in and around Fort Collins.  Additionally a wide variety of easy to extremely strenuous hikes can be experienced in the Poudre Canyon, Big Thompson Canyon, nearby Rocky Mountain National Park and other places throughout Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. Below are a list of hiking resources available.

      • City of Fort Collins:  The city has maps for all of their natural areas that can be picked up at their north Mason location or printed from their website.
      • Larimer County: The county’s website has a comprehensive list of all the parks and open lands in the county.
      • Lory State Park:  Lory State Park is located just Northwest of Fort Collins adjacent to Horsetooth Reservoir and connects with Horsetooth Mountain Park. Lory State Park has plenty of hiking and biking trails.
      • U.S. Forest Service : The Forest Service has comprehensive listings of all the hiking trails in the Poudre Canyon as well as both Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests.

      Parks and Recreation

      The City of Fort Collins has many parks throughout the city, including dog parks for your four-legged friends, an archery range and disc golf courses. For more information on each park or to use the park finder please click here to visit the City’s Web site.

      For recreational activities for kids, adults and seniors, check out the online version of the Fort Collins Recreator. 

      Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

      The Poudre Canyon is Colorado’s only nationally designated “Wild and Scenic” River. Colorado Highway 14, which follows much of the river, is designated a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway between Fort Collins and the town of Walden.  This river not only offers a spectacular scenic drive, but also some of the best rafting in the state.  Mountain Whitewater Descents offers many rafting packages down the Poudre Canyon.

  • MAJOR EMPLOYERS

    Fort Collins’ economy has a mix of manufacturing and service-related businesses. Many high-tech companies have relocated to Fort Collins because of the resources of Colorado State University and its research facilities.

    Fort Collins is also home to many small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. The Larimer Small Business Development Center helps small businesses in the area get started and become profitable while the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance attracts business while stimulating relevant economic opportunity and job growth for the region. Other factors that attribute to the entrepreneurial climate of Fort Collins are Colorado State University’s College of Business and its Institute for Entrepreneurship Center and the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, helping new clean energy, technology, and scientific startup companies get started.

    Major Employers in the Fort Collins area: 

    • Advanced Energy Industries Inc
    • Anheuser Busch
    • Banner Health
    • Colorado State University
    • Columbine Health Systems
    • EKS&H
    • Exodus Moving & Storage
    • First National Bank
    • FirstBank of Northern Colorado
    • Fort Collins Coloradoan
    • Hensel Phelps
    • Harmony Brokers
    • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
    • Hilton Fort Collins
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritage Homes
    • Noosa
    • Platte River Power Authority
    • The Neenan Company
    • Toll Brothers
    • Tolmar/Zila
    • University of Colorado Health
    • Water Pik
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Woodward
    • Xcel Energy Co.
    • FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

      140 Honors And Awards

      • No. 4, Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family: MarketWatch – April 2019
      • No. 9, Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute – Jan. 2019
      • No. 10, Best Cities For Beer Drinkers: Smart Asset – Dec. 2018
      • Best U.S. Places To Travel in 2019: Forbes – Dec. 2018
      • No. 3, U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo – Nov. 2018
      • No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg – Nov. 2018
      • A Overall Rating – Fort Collins Renters: Apartment List – July 2018
      • No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes – May 2018
      • 14th Best Place to Live : Livability.com  – Mar 2018
      • 5th Best Performing City: Milken Institute – Jan 2018
      • 3rd Largest Reduction in Crime in Colorado(2012-2016): ValuePenguin – Nov 2017
      • No. 4 Bloomberg Brain Index: Bloomberg – Oct 2017
      • Best Places to Raise a Family in Colorado: Elite Personal Finance – Oct 2017
      • 9th Best City to Raise a Family in Colorado: WalletHub – Sep 2017
      • 18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset – Sep 2017
      • 3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker – Jul 2017
      • 12th Best Midsize City for First-Time Home Buyers: WalletHub – Jul 2017
      • 25 Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now: Outside Magazine  – Jun 2017
      • 1st Stable and Growing Housing Market: Realtor.com – Jun 2017
      • No. 156 Best City for Summer Travel with Families: lendedu – Apr 2017
      • No. 186 Best City for Staying in Shape: lendedu – Apr 2017
      • 16th Best Place to Live: Livability.com  – Mar 2017
      • 11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance – Mar 2017
      • Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Family: lendedu – Feb 2017
      • 9th Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennnial Personal Finance – Feb 2017
      • 2nd Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin – Feb 2017
      • 17th Best Places to Buy a Forever Home: Good Call – Jan 2017
      • 8th Best-Performing City: Milken Institute – Dec 2016
      • Runner Friendly Community: Road Runners Club of America – Oct 2016
      • 12th Best Midsize City in America for New College Graduates:  – Aug 2016
      • Best Recreational/Travel Map Design: Cartography and Geographic Information Society – Apr 2016
      • 4th Happiest City in America: 24/7 Wall St.  – Apr 2016
      • 4th Community in Overall Well-Being, 2014-2015: Gallup Healthways – Feb 2016
      • 14th Best-Performing City : Miliken Institute – Dec 2015
      • Top 3 Digital City : Govtech.com – Nov 2015
      • Top 10 Best Metros for Female Entrepreneurs: Forbes – Oct 2015
      • 13th Best Place to Live: Livability.com  – Sep 2015
      • No. 4 Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company – Sep 2015
      • No. 11 Healthiest Housing Market: WalletHub – Aug 2015
      • Top 10 Swim City in the US: USA Swimming – Jul 2015
      • Ranked No. 4 Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs: Fast Company – Jul 2015
      • One of 6 Communities Featured in the “Places of Invention” Smithsonian Exhibit: Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation – Jul 2015
      • Top 20 Best Places for STEM Grads: NerdWallet – Jun 2015
      • Ranked No. 9 of 2015’s “Top 10 Healthiest Cities”: Livability.com – Apr 2015
      • Ranked No. 3 in College Ranker’s “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” list: College Ranker – Mar 2015
      • Ranked No. 6 in NerdWallet’s “America’s Most Innovative Tech Hubs”: NerdWallet – Feb 2015
      • Top-10 City in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey: Center for Digital Government’s Digital Communities Program – Nov 2014
      • Winner of the Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by an Organization at the Local Level Award: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) – Nov 2014
      • 24th Best Place to Live: Livability.com – Nov 2014
      • Finalist for the Best of the Web Awards: Center for Digital Government – Oct 2014
      • 1st In The Country By Let’s Move! For Healthy Efforts: National League of Cities – Sep 2014
      • 10 Great College Towns to Retire To: Kiplinger – Sep 2014
      • 9th Best Bike City: Bicycling Magazine – Sep 2014
      • America’s Safest Driving City: Allstate – Aug 2014
      • America’s Most Satisfied City: Time – May 2014
      • Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence Peak Award: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence – May 2014
      • Timberline Award: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence – Dec 2013
      • 2nd Best Place for Job Seekers in Colorado: NerdWallet – Dec 2013
      • 2013 Best Towns in America: Outside Magazine  – Oct 2013
      • Ranked 7th on Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes – Aug 2013
      • Ranked 2nd on Top 10 Metro Areas for High-Tech Startup Density: Kauffman Foundation – Aug 2013
      • 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: 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

       

  • WELCOME TO LOVELAND COLORADO

    Gateway to the Rockies

    Welcome to Loveland, Colorado, your gateway to the Rockies and affectionatley known as America’s “Sweetheart City!” Whether you are visiting, relocating, or growing your business, we invite you to experience Loveland as you navigate through the pages of our Web site. To learn a few quick reasons why you’ll love Loveland, click here.

    If Loveland is your vacation destination, be sure to peruse our Website to learn about our abundant outdoor recreation opportunities including our three golf courses, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. You will be in awe of our unique public art collection that totals more than 200 pieces, many visible throughout the city. Tour one of our bronze casting foundries that attracts sculptors from around the world.

    If you are planning to relocate, click on the “relocate” button on the left to learn about our businesses, schools, health care, churches, economic climate, real estate, government, our many outdoor parks and athletic fields. You will see why we are billed the “Arts & Hearts” capital of Colorado, how Loveland was voted the number one place in the nation to “Revitalize your Life,” by AARP Magazine, and rates among the top eight “Great Art Destinations” in the U.S. by U.S. Art Magazine, and The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.

    If you’re interested in becoming an investor of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, check out the valuable benefits we offer and learn why we are dedicated to remaining, “Your Driving Force for Business.”

    Loveland, Colorado is a diverse city, in both culture and landscape.

    A work of Art

    Loveland, Colorado is often referred to as America’s “Sweetheart City” and is located 45 miles north of Denver on the I-25 corridor. Just a short drive west of the city is the Big Thompson Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park. Because of the close proximinty, Loveland is also nationally known for being the “gateway to the Rockies”.

    What makes Loveland special is the small-town atmosphere and strong sense of community found nestled in this beautiful city at the hub of Northern Colorado, just waiting to greet you with a warm, heartfelt welcome.

    Whether you’re moving here or just visiting – Loveland, Colorado is a great destination!

    You can learn more about Loveland by exploring our Relocation and Visiting pages for guides and other useful information. Learn all about what Loveland has to offer on our Loveland Facts page, find out more about Loveland by checking out our History of Loveland page and take a tour of Loveland by visiting the Community, Parks & Destinations page and the Shop, Eat & Explore page.

    For the latest praise about Loveland check out the Loveland in the News page. Below are just a few of the things that people are saying:

    U.S. News and Word Report

    From arts and hearts, history and beauty, and a warm Colorado welcome, the community of Loveland is the place to be!

    Relocating to Loveland

    Another beautiful sunrise in Loveland, Colorado!

    Loveland is more than a great place to visit – it’s a great place to work and raise a family, but above all, a great place to call home. We’re proud to be able to assist you with your relocation to Loveland. Whether you are looking for more information about Loveland and Northern Colorado or interested in receiving a Loveland Relocation Packet, we are here to help.

    Throughout this section, “About Loveland,” of our Web site you’ll find a great deal of information about Loveland and Northern Colorado, plus links to other resources.

    Learn all about what Loveland has to offer on our Loveland Facts page, find out more about Loveland by checking out our History of Loveland page and take a tour of Loveland by visiting the “Community, Parks & Destinations” and the “Shop, Eat & Explore” page”. And if you are looking for just a few quick reasons to call Loveland home then visit our “Why You Will Love Loveland!” page.

    Relocation Packages & Helpful Resources

    If you would like to obtain a hardcopy of the Loveland Relocation Package (for the nominal fee of $10), please call 970-667-6311 to order your customized packet! If you would like information or links to other helpful resources, please click here. And of course, you can always contact the Loveland Chamber for further assistance.

    Loveland Facts & History

    Loveland is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 46 miles north of Denver on the I-25 Corridor. Its population of 67,006 makes it the second most populous city in Larimer County and the 14th most populous in Colorado. Loveland is a Home Rule Municipality offering the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

    With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Loveland experiences pleasant weather year-round. There is always something happening in this community; from musical concerts, art shows, and theater productions to professional hockey games, community celebrations and a multitude of conventions. Loveland offers a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities enjoyable for every season.

    To learn about the history of Loveland, click here

    For a Timeline of Loveland’s history, click here

    Quick Facts

    • Population: 67,006 (2009 estimate by State Demographer’s office)
    • Median age: 35.3
    • Families represent 71.1% of the population
    • Median household income: $52,281
    • Median home sale price: $224,565
    • Square miles of area: 30.82
    • Miles of street: 250
    • Elevation: 4,982

    WELCOME TO BOULDER COLORADO!

    Property Photo

    Cresting the hill on Highway 36 into Boulder and gazing down at the red rooftops of the University of Colorado, the dramatic sandstone slabs of the Flatirons and the snow-capped peaks beyond, it’s easy to see why this intriguing town has been dubbed “the city nestled between the mountains and reality.”

    At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space roll into Boulder’s quaint cityscape, tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Come explore pine-scented trails, taste the flavors of “America’s Foodiest Town,” tour 20 craft breweries, stroll historic Pearl Street and soak up this creative community’s laid-back lifestyle.

    Things to Do in Boulder

    With the great outdoors always steps away — yet urban adventure right out your hotel door, too — you’ll find an incredible variety of things to do in Boulder, Colorado. You may want to start with our Must-See Boulder page.

    Boulder has plenty of outdoor activities to get you out in the fresh Colorado air. Right at the foot the Rocky Mountains, among the piney foothills, Boulder boasts hikingclimbing and biking trails that will satisfy your need for an easy outing or a rigorous challenge.

    Balance out your visit with some urban exploration and sightseeing. Our award-winning dining scene, farm trail, splurge-worthy shopping, art galleries and community events throughout the year will keep you entertained. Savor the energy of the city after dark at live music venues, breweries and nightlife hot spots you won’t find anywhere else.

    Come see why Boulder, Colorado, is an amazing vacation destination that offers something for every traveler

    Outdoor Recreation in Boulder

    Outside magazine has called Boulder the No. 1 Sports Town in America. It’s where some of the world’s top runners, cyclists, mountain bikers and rock climbers choose to call home. It’s also a close-knit community full of residents who embrace an active outdoor lifestyle and who are committed to natural resource conservation. Combine all of that with 300 days of sunshine per year, and it’s clear why Boulder is one of the hottest outdoor destinations in the country.

    The surrounding Rocky Mountain landscape beckons visitors with easy-to-challenging hiking trails and unparalleled scenic views. A single day’s itinerary might include watching the sunrise from a hot air balloon; paddling a kayak through the middle of town; rock climbing the nearby peaks; mountain biking over rugged alpine trails; tubing or fly-fishing in Boulder Creek; or teeing off at Flatirons Golf Course.

    Come take advantage of Boulder’s 300 miles of serene hiking and biking trails, approximately 45,000 acres of unspoiled open space or the Boulder Creek Path, which runs through the middle of town and parallels Boulder Creek. In winter, you can test your snowshoeing or cross country skiing ability on nearby trails. Or, enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding at Eldora Mountain Ski Resort, just 30 minutes away from downtown Boulder.

    If you want to go rock climbing, you should know that Boulder, Colorado, is blessed with some of the best rock and ice climbing in the country. Climbers, hikers, alpinists and mountaineers from around the world congregate here. From the distinctive Flatirons in town, to Eldorado Canyon to the south and Boulder Canyon to the west, there is a lifetime’s worth of outstanding climbs here.

    About an hour out of Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park, the South Platte and the Indian Peaks Wilderness add enormously to the choices of climbing and mountaineering available. Read about more day-trip options in 4 Spectacular Wilderness Escapes Near Boulder. No matter if you’ve only a few hours to find adventure or an entire day to play, there are plenty of mild-to-wild experiences awaiting you in and around Boulder, Colorado.