Ideally situated along the banks of the Cache La Poudre River and the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a vibrant community full of incredible amenities to suit any lifestyle. From unbeatable outdoor recreation to a thriving nightlife and unique cultural events, Fort Collins blends the convenience of a small-town with the benefits of a large city. There are currently
576 properties for sale in Fort Collins, CO, you can view available properties here to find the home that is just right for you.
Fort Collins real estate includes a wide variety of styles, from custom single-family homes to affordable townhomes and condominiums. Large lots are available for new developments and agricultural use. Rental properties are a popular choice in Fort Collins. Due to the presence of Colorado State University, many college students opt to rent while attending school. There is also a large commercial real estate presence in Fort Collins, with a variety of commercial properties for sale, from large retail and industrial spaces to historic properties in the downtown area.
History of Fort Collins
Fort Collins was originally founded in the 1800s as a military outpost for the army. The town was incorporated in 1873 after the fort was decommissioned. During that time, Colorado State University (CSU) was also founded as the Colorado Agricultural College of Colorado. (Go Aggies!). The university, along with other agricultural and industrial jobs helped to grow Fort Collins over the years, making it now the fourth largest city in the state of Colorado. Now with a student population of more than 22,000, and as one of the area’s top employers, CSU is at the heart of Fort Collins, helping keep the city bustling with activity and entertainment.
Location and Lifestyle
Located in Larimer County, Colorado, Fort Collins is approximately 65 miles north of Denver just 35 miles south of the neighboring Wyoming border. Conveniently situated at the junction of Highway 14 and U.S. Route 287, Fort Collins provides easy access to Interstate I-25 and is also close to U.S. Route 34. The area is also 70 miles from the Denver International Airport.
Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live, retire or launch a career, Fort Collins’ 144,000 residents enjoy a mild climate, ample outdoor recreation, entertainment and world-class health care. The fourth largest city in the state, Fort Collins is also a cultural capital of Northern Colorado, featuring a ballet troupe, symphony orchestra, opera company, and a variety of museums, art galleries and live theater productions throughout the year. The area also features a variety of quality shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife options. From award-winning breweries, festivals and exceptional dining in the historic Old Town area, there is so much to see and do in Fort Collins! With over 40 parks, miles of paved trails, championship golf courses and three nearby lakes, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy year-round.
Fort Collins Schools
Fort Collins residents also enjoy quality education with the excellent Poudre District school system and nearby Colorado State University. Fort Collins is also home to a number of trade schools and Front Range Community College. Featuring over 40 schools, the Poudre School District consistently ranks high in standardized test scores, parent and student satisfaction. Colorado State University also provides an exceptional range of educational opportunities from undergraduate to graduate and professional programs.
With a robust local economy featuring a mix of manufacturing and high-tech industries, Fort Collins is highly regarded as a regional center for employment. Fort Collins is home to several nationally recognized corporations like Anheuser Busch, Hewlett Packard, and Otterbox.
More Information about Fort Collins
The city of Fort Collins, Colorado sits at an elevation of 5,015. The approximate population of Fort Collins is
residents. Over the last ten years, the population has grown an average of three percent annually and is expected to continue at this rate well into the future.
Fort Collins residents have a median household income of
; compared to the surrounding county’s median household income of
, and the national median household income of
The median age for residents of Fort Collins is 29.3 years.
Fort Collins is
family-centric than the surrounding county. In Fort Collins, 39.92% of households contain married families with children; compared to 34.57% in the surrounding county.
Fort Collins has
fewer single residents than the national average, with 7.75% compared to the national average of communities with 9.45% of single residents.
Fort Collins Weather
The average high temperature in July for Fort Collins is 85 degrees. The average low temperature for Fort Collins in January is 13.5 degrees. Fort Collins sees an average rainfall of approximately 15.1 inches per year, and a snow accumulation of 47.2 inches per year. There are an average of 237 days of sunlight each year in Fort Collins; compared to an average of 253 days across the state, and 205 days across the nation.