Northern Colorado is growing. In fact, it’s the fastest growing region in all of Colorado. We’re getting new businesses, restaurants and people every day — even brand new breweries right here in Fort Collins! With so much happening, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget to appreciate our home. But, after all, there’s a reason all these people are moving here.
To help you celebrate and reminisce, we put together a top ten list of the reasons we’re lucky to live in Fort Collins. So sit back, relax and let’s all remember just how much we love our town.
Fort Collins has consistently made Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live. In 2016, we placed 13th on the list!
Our bike-friendly city makes it so easy to get around on two wheels. Not only does the city maintain 200 miles of on-street bike lanes, it’s also home to Bike Share, a program which allows you to rent a bike 24/7!
We’re the craft brewery capital of Colorado and proud of it! To prove it, FoCo is home to the Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival — a free celebration of local brews, live music and food!
If you’re craving a live show, it’s easy to find one around town on any night of the week. For something extra special check out the nearby Mishawaka Amphitheater and mark your calendars for the annual Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest!
While you’re at it, check out a few of our favorite NoCo bands.
Besides “beers, bikes and bands,” of course.
With Horsetooth Reservoir, the Rockies and Rocky Mountain National Park right in our backyard, recreation is easy to find anywhere in town! Grab your kayak and hit the reservoir, take your dog for a hike or spend the day exploring a natural area. Whether you want to rock climb, hike, mountain bike or canoe, there’s something for every interest and skill level.
Fort Collins’ Old Town inspired Main Street, USA, an attraction inside Disneyland parks around the globe. And we even have our very own charming trolley!
We already mentioned Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest and the Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival, but those aren’t the only free festivals for the people of Fort Collins! Throughout the year, we look forward to community parties like Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade + Old Town Irish Party, the Downtown Sessions Concert Series and FORToberfest — just to name a few.
Not only do we have amazing neighbors right here in Fort Collins, but we’re surrounded on all sides by community-centered towns across Northern Colorado. When you’re out hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, you’re likely to meet a fellow from Fort Collins and a local Lovelander — and they’ll both want to talk about their love for NoCo!
You should be! Let us know why you love our city in the comments below!