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Known as "The Garden Spot of Colorado," Berthoud is a lovely, prosperous, even idyllic, middle sized community situated between Loveland and Longmont on the Front Range of Colorado.
The downtown area embodies the spirit of Berthoud's charming, with little shops and restaurants, as well as a museum and the new Community Center. Downtown is the place where Berthoud-ites gather to meet each other. This is a uniquely tight-knit community, a feeling that is reflected in the full calendar of local events that keep Berthoud buzzing with activity and good-feeling throughout the year.
Berthoud's proximity to I-25 offers easy access to larger cities like Ft. Collins, Boulder and Denver, as well as a short drive to Colorado's unparalleled Rocky Mountains.
Climate: 300+ days of sunshine, 47.3 inches of annual snowfall.
Geography: 30 miles south of Ft. Collins, 20 miles north of Denver.
Religion: 11 churches of various denominations.
Average household income: $48,000
There are several parks within Berthoud and numerous large recreation centers including Carter Lake, Boyd Lake and Pinewood and Flatiron reservoirs are all nearby. Outdoor lovers of every stripe will have no trouble finding a place to pursue their favorite activity, whether it be rock climbing, fishing, boating, hiking or camping. Football, baseball/softball, tennis and golf are popular in Berthoud as well. It's a hop-skip-and a jump to some of best skiing in the world from Berthoud and Rocky Mountain National Park is less than an hour away.
McKee Medical Center serves the basic health care needs of Berthoud. Longmont and Loveland both have excellent hospitals within minutes. Poudre Valley hospital in Ft. Collins and Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley are also nearby and offers top regional medical care.
Berthoud is unique in that it is such a modern, progressive and growing city, yet it continues to have a strong agricultural base to its economy, particularly the sugar beet industry. There are dozens of small businesses in Berthoud and there is overlap with the economies of Longmont and Loveland.